Thermal Physics of the Atmosphere

Thermal Physics of the Atmosphere
Author: Maarten H. P. Ambaum
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-04-06
ISBN 10: 9780470710371
ISBN 13: 0470710373
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Thermal Physics of the Atmosphere offers a concise and thorough introduction on how basic thermodynamics naturally leads on to advanced topics in atmospheric physics. The book starts by covering the basics of thermodynamics and its applications in atmospheric science. The later chapters describe major applications, specific to more specialized areas of atmospheric physics, including vertical structure and stability, cloud formation, and radiative processes. The book concludes with a discussion of non-equilibrium thermodynamics as applied to the atmosphere. This book provides a thorough introduction and invaluable grounding for specialised literature on the subject. Introduces a wide range of areas associated with atmospheric physics Starts from basic level thermal physics Ideally suited for readers with a general physics background Self-assessment questions included for each chapter Supplementary website to accompany the book

Thermal Physics of the Atmosphere

Thermal Physics of the Atmosphere
Author: Maarten H.P. Ambaum
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2020-11-19
ISBN 10: 0323858716
ISBN 13: 9780323858717
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Thermal Physics of the Atmosphere, Second Edition offers a concise and thorough introduction on how basic thermodynamics naturally leads to advanced topics in atmospheric physics. Chapters cover the basics of thermodynamics and its applications in atmospheric science and describe major applications, specifically more specialized areas of atmospheric physics, including vertical structure and stability, cloud formation and radiative processes. The book is fully revised, featuring informative sections on radiative transfer, thermodynamic cycles, the historical context to potential temperature concept, vertical thermodynamic coordinates, dewpoint temperature, the Penman equation, and entropy of moist air. This book is a necessary guide for students (graduate, advanced undergraduate, master’s level) of atmospheric science, meteorology, climate science and researchers in these fields. Introduces a wide range of areas associated with atmospheric physics Ideally suited for readers with a general physics background Includes self-assessment questions in each chapter

Physics of the Atmosphere

Physics of the Atmosphere
Author: Rodrigo Caballero
Publsiher: Inst of Physics Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2014-11
ISBN 10: 9780750310536
ISBN 13: 0750310537
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A self-contained introductory graduate-level course in atmospheric physics for students of meteorology or physics. This book offers an overview of how the atmosphere functions, including topics such as thermodynamics, cloud microphysics, atmospheric radiation and remote sensing.

Physics of the Atmosphere and Climate

Physics of the Atmosphere and Climate
Author: Murry L. Salby
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012-01-16
ISBN 10: 1107049059
ISBN 13: 9781107049055
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Murry Salby's new book provides an integrated treatment of the processes controlling the Earth-atmosphere system, developed from first principles through a balance of theory and applications. This book builds on Salby's previous book, Fundamentals of Atmospheric Physics. The scope has been expanded into climate, with the presentation streamlined for undergraduates in science, mathematics and engineering. Advanced material, suitable for graduate students and as a resource for researchers, has been retained but distinguished from the basic development. The book provides a conceptual yet quantitative understanding of the controlling influences, integrated through theory and major applications. It leads readers through a methodical development of the diverse physical processes that shape weather, global energetics and climate. End-of-chapter problems of varying difficulty develop student knowledge and its quantitative application, supported by answers and detailed solutions online for instructors.

Thermal Physics

Thermal Physics
Author: David Goodstein
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2015-02-19
ISBN 10: 1107080118
ISBN 13: 9781107080119
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermal Physics Book Review:

A fresh introduction to thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, and the study of matter for undergraduate courses.

An Introduction to Atmospheric Physics

An Introduction to Atmospheric Physics
Author: David G. Andrews
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 237
Release: 2010-04-29
ISBN 10: 0521872200
ISBN 13: 9780521872201
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This work offers a broad coverage of atmospheric physics, including atmospheric thermodynamics, radiative transfer, atmospheric fluid dynamics and elementary atmospheric chemistry.

Practical Meteorology

Practical Meteorology
Author: Roland Stull
Publsiher: Sundog Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 942
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9780888652836
ISBN 13: 0888652836
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A quantitative introduction to atmospheric science for students and professionals who want to understand and apply basic meteorological concepts but who are not ready for calculus.

Principles of Environmental Physics

Principles of Environmental Physics
Author: John Monteith,M. H. Unsworth,Mike Unsworth
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 291
Release: 1990-03
ISBN 10: 9780713129311
ISBN 13: 071312931X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Thoroughly revised and up-dated edition of a highly successful textbook.

Dynamics of The Tropical Atmosphere and Oceans

Dynamics of The Tropical Atmosphere and Oceans
Author: Peter J. Webster
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2020-05-18
ISBN 10: 0470662565
ISBN 13: 9780470662564
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book presents a unique and comprehensive view of the fundamental dynamical and thermodynamic principles underlying the large circulations of the coupled ocean-atmosphere system Dynamics of The Tropical Atmosphere and Oceans provides a detailed description of macroscale tropical circulation systems such as the monsoon, the Hadley and Walker Circulations, El Niño, and the tropical ocean warm pool. These macroscale circulations interact with a myriad of higher frequency systems, ranging from convective cloud systems to migrating equatorial waves that attend the low-frequency background flow. Towards understanding and predicting these circulation systems. A comprehensive overview of the dynamics and thermodynamics of large-scale tropical atmosphere and oceans is presented using both a “reductionist” and “holistic” perspectives of the coupled tropical system. The reductionist perspective provides a detailed description of the individual elements of the ocean and atmospheric circulations. The physical nature of each component of the tropical circulation such as the Hadley and Walker circulations, the monsoon, the incursion of extratropical phenomena into the tropics, precipitation distributions, equatorial waves and disturbances described in detail. The holistic perspective provides a physical description of how the collection of the individual components produces the observed tropical weather and climate. How the collective tropical processes determine the tropical circulation and their role in global weather and climate is provided in a series of overlapping theoretical and modelling constructs. The structure of the book follows a graduated framework. Following a detailed description of tropical phenomenology, the reader is introduced to dynamical and thermodynamical constraints that guide the planetary climate and establish a critical role for the tropics. Equatorial wave theory is developed for simple and complex background flows, including the critical role played by moist processes. The manner in which the tropics and the extratropics interact is then described, followed by a discussion of the physics behind the subtropical and near-equatorial precipitation including arid regions. The El Niño phenomena and the monsoon circulations are discussed, including their covariance and predictability. Finally, the changing structure of the tropics is discussed in terms of the extent of the tropical ocean warm pool and its relationship to the intensity of global convection and climate change. Dynamics of the Tropical Atmosphere and Oceans is aimed at advanced undergraduate and early career graduate students. It also serves as an excellent general reference book for scientists interested in tropical circulations and their relationship with the broader climate system.

Meteorological Measurements and Instrumentation

Meteorological Measurements and Instrumentation
Author: Giles Harrison
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-10-14
ISBN 10: 1118745752
ISBN 13: 9781118745755
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book describes the fundamental scientific principles underlying high quality instrumentation used for environmental measurements. It discusses a wide range of in situ sensors employed in practical environmental monitoring and, in particular, those used in surface based measurement systems. It also considers the use of weather balloons to provide a wealth of upper atmosphere data. To illustrate the technologies in use it includes many examples of real atmospheric measurements in typical and unusual circumstances, with a discussion of the electronic signal conditioning, data acquisition considerations and data processing principles necessary for reliable measurements. This also allows the long history of atmospheric measurements to be placed in the context of the requirements of modern climate science, by building the physical science appreciation of the instrumental record and looking forward to new and emerging sensor and recording technologies.

An Introduction to Thermal Physics

An Introduction to Thermal Physics
Author: C. J. Adkins,Clement John Adkins
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 134
Release: 1987-02-05
ISBN 10: 9780521337151
ISBN 13: 0521337151
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Thermal Physics Book Review:

This textbook is intended for introductory courses in physics, engineering and chemistry at universities, polytechnics and technical colleges. It provides either an elementary treatment of thermal physics, complete in itself, for those who need to carry the subject no further, or a sound foundation for further study in more specialised courses. The author gives a clear and concise account of those basic concepts that provide the foundations for an understanding of the thermal properties of matter. The area covered corresponds very roughly to the traditional topics of heat, kinetic theory, and those properties of matter for which there are elementary explanations in terms of interatomic forces. The book is not concerned with experimental detail but with ideas and concepts, and their quantitative application through simple models. The author provides many problems for which the answers are included. The book should also be useful in teacher training and as a reference book in the libraries of schools where pupils are being prepared for tertiary courses.

The Earth s Atmosphere

The Earth s Atmosphere
Author: Kshudiram Saha
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 367
Release: 2008-05-14
ISBN 10: 3540784276
ISBN 13: 9783540784272
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The author has sought to incorporate in the book some of the fundamental concepts and principles of the physics and dynamics of the atmosphere, a knowledge and understanding of which should help an average student of science to comprehend some of the great complexities of the earth-atmosphere system, in which a thr- way interaction between the atmosphere, the land and the ocean tends to maintain an overall mass and energy balance in the system through physical and dynamical processes. The book, divided into two parts and consisting of 19 chapters, introduces only those aspects of the subject that, according to the author, are deemed essential to meet the objective in view. The emphasis is more on clarity and understanding of physical and dynamical principles than on details of complex theories and ma- ematics. Attempt is made to treat each subject from ?rst principles and trace its development to present state, as far as possible. However, a knowledge of basic c- culus and differential equations is sine qua non especially for some of the chapters which appear later in the book.

Concepts in Thermal Physics

Concepts in Thermal Physics
Author: Stephen Blundell,Katherine M. Blundell
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 493
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0199562105
ISBN 13: 9780199562107
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This text provides a modern introduction to the main principles of thermal physics, thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. The key concepts are presented and new ideas are illustrated with worked examples as well as description of the historical background to their discovery.

The Atmosphere and Climate of Mars

The Atmosphere and Climate of Mars
Author: Robert M. Haberle,R. Todd Clancy,François Forget,Michael D. Smith,Richard W. Zurek
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 644
Release: 2017-06-29
ISBN 10: 1107016185
ISBN 13: 9781107016187
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Humanity has long been fascinated by the planet Mars. Was its climate ever conducive to life? What is the atmosphere like today and why did it change so dramatically over time? Eleven spacecraft have successfully flown to Mars since the Viking mission of the 1970s and early 1980s. These orbiters, landers and rovers have generated vast amounts of data that now span a Martian decade (roughly eighteen years). This new volume brings together the many new ideas about the atmosphere and climate system that have emerged, including the complex interplay of the volatile and dust cycles, the atmosphere-surface interactions that connect them over time, and the diversity of the planet's environment and its complex history. Including tutorials and explanations of complicated ideas, students, researchers and non-specialists alike are able to use this resource to gain a thorough and up-to-date understanding of this most Earth-like of planetary neighbours.

Fundamentals of Atmospheric Physics

Fundamentals of Atmospheric Physics
Author: Murry L. Salby
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 627
Release: 1996-05-23
ISBN 10: 0080532152
ISBN 13: 9780080532158
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Fundamentals of Atmospheric Physics emphasizes the interrelationships of physical and dynamical meteorology. The text unifies four major subject areas: atmospheric thermodynamics, hydrostatic equilibrium and stability, atmospheric radiation and clouds, and atmospheric dynamics. These fundamental areas serve as cornerstones of modern atmospheric research on environmental issues like global change and ozone depletion. Physical concepts underlying these subject areas are developed from first principles, providing a self-contained text for students and scholars from diverse backgrounds. The presentation is Lagrangian (single-body problems) in perspective, with a balance of theory and application. Each chapter includes detailed and extensive problems; selected answers are provided, as are appendices of various constants. The text requires a thorough foundation in calculus. Presents a comprehensive introduction to atmospheric thermodynamics, hydrostatics, radiation and clouds, and dynamics Develops concepts from first principles, providing a self-contained volume for readers from diverse backgrounds Emphasizes the interaction of physical processes shaping global problems of atmospheric energetics, transport, and chemistry Provides a balance of theory and applications, with examples drawn from a wide range of phenomena figuring in global atmospheric research Extensively illustrated with global satellite imagery and analyses and photographs of laboratory simulations Exercises apply to a wide range of topical problems

Classical and Quantum Thermal Physics

Classical and Quantum Thermal Physics
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 1107172888
ISBN 13: 9781107172883
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Global Atmospheric Phenomena Involving Water

Global Atmospheric Phenomena Involving Water
Author: Boris M. Smirnov
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2020-10-10
ISBN 10: 3030580393
ISBN 13: 9783030580391
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book covers the role of water in global atmospheric phenomena, focussing on the physical processes involving water molecules and water microparticles. It presents the reader with a detailed look at some of the most important types of global atmospheric phenomena involving water, such as water circulation, atmospheric electricity and the greenhouse effect. Beginning with the cycle of water evaporation and condensation, and the important roles played by the nucleation and growth processes of water microdroplets, the book discusses atmospheric electricity as a secondary phenomenon of water circulation in the atmosphere, comprising a chain of processes involving water molecules and water microdroplets. Finally, the book discusses aspects of the molecular spectroscopy of greenhouse atmospheric components, showing how water molecules and water microdroplets give the main contribution to atmospheric emission in the infrared spectrum range. Featuring numerous didactic schematics and appendices detailing all necessary unit conversion factors, this book is useful to both active researchers and doctoral students working in the fields of atmospheric physics, climate science and molecular spectroscopy.

Atmospheric Thermodynamics

Atmospheric Thermodynamics
Author: Craig F. Bohren,Bruce A. Albrecht,Professor of Meteorology and Physical Oceanography Bruce A Albrecht
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 402
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780195099041
ISBN 13: 0195099044
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atmospheric Thermodynamics Book Review:

This comprehensive text is based on the authors' course notes, refined and updated over 15 years of teaching. The core of the text focuses on water and its transformations. Four chapters lay the foundation, from energy conservation to the ideal gas law, specific heat capacities, adiabatic processes, and entropy. An extensive chapter treats phase transitions of water, and a lengthy discussion of the van der Waals equation sets the stage for phase diagrams. Free energy is applied to determining the effect of dissolved substances, total pressure, and size on vapor pressure. The chapter on moist air and clouds discusses wet-bulb and virtual temperatures, isentropic ascent of saturated air, thermodynamic diagrams, stability, and cloud formation. The final chapter covers energy, momentum, and mass transfer, topics not usually considered part of thermodynamics. Measurements are included and experiments and observations are suggested, all with the aim of breathing life into equations. The authors are careful to recognize and unafraid to criticize the treatments of thermodynamics that have been unchanged for more than a hundred years. Atmospheric Thermodynamics contains over 200 exercises, mostly applications of basic principles to concrete problems. Often inspired by inquisitive students and colleagues, the exercises cover everything from automobiles and airplanes to baseball, wind turbines, and ground hogs. The authors weave history into the text by drawing on original writings rather than using textbook anecdotes, and molecular interpretations are given wherever possible. Assumptions and approximations are carefully laid out, derivations are detailed, and equations are interpreted physically and applied. No previous knowledge of thermodynamics or kinetic theory is assumed, although students are expected to be well-grounded in calculus, differential equations, vector analysis, and classical mechanics.

Sturge s Statistical and Thermal Physics Second Edition

Sturge s Statistical and Thermal Physics  Second Edition
Author: Jeffrey Olafsen
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2019-07-26
ISBN 10: 1482256010
ISBN 13: 9781482256017
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sturge s Statistical and Thermal Physics Second Edition Book Review:

The original work by M.D. Sturge has been updated and expanded to include new chapters covering non-equilibrium and biological systems. This second edition re-organizes the material in a more natural manner into four parts that continues to assume no previous knowledge of thermodynamics. The four divisions of the material introduce the subject inductively and rigorously, beginning with key concepts of equilibrium thermodynamics such as heat, temperature and entropy. The second division focuses on the fundamentals of modern thermodynamics: free energy, chemical potential and the partition function. The second half of the book is then designed with the flexibility to meet the needs of both the instructor and the students, with a third section focused on the different types of gases: ideal, Fermi-Dirac, Bose-Einstein, Black Body Radiation and the Photon gases. In the fourth and final division of the book, modern thermostatistical applications are addressed: semiconductors, phase transitions, transport processes, and finally the new chapters on non-equilibrium and biological systems. Key Features: Provides the most readable, thorough introduction to statistical physics and thermodynamics, with magnetic, atomic, and electrical systems addressed alongside development of fundamental topics at a non-rigorous mathematical level Includes brand-new chapters on biological and chemical systems and non-equilibrium thermodynamics, as well as extensive new examples from soft condensed matter and correction of typos from the prior edition Incorporates new numerical and simulation exercises throughout the book Adds more worked examples, problems, and exercises

Physics of Radiation and Climate

Physics of Radiation and Climate
Author: Michael A. Box,Gail P. Box
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 495
Release: 2015-10-14
ISBN 10: 146657206X
ISBN 13: 9781466572065
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Our current climate is strongly influenced by atmospheric composition, and changes in this composition are leading to climate change. Physics of Radiation and Climate takes a look at how the outward flow of longwave or terrestrial radiation is affected by the complexities of the atmosphere’s molecular spectroscopy. This book examines the planet in its current state and considers the radiation fluxes, including multiple scattering, photochemistry, and the ozone layer, and their impact on our climate overall. Starting from the physical fundamentals of how electromagnetic radiation interacts with the various components of the Earth’s atmosphere, the book covers the essential radiation physics leading to the radiative transfer equation. The book then develops the central physics of the interaction between electromagnetic radiation and gases and particles: absorption, emission, and scattering. It examines the physics that describes the absorption and emission of radiation, using quantum mechanics, and scattering, using electromagnetism. It also dedicates a detailed chapter to aerosols, now recognized as a key factor of climate change. Written to be used for a first course in climate physics or a physics elective, the text contains case studies, sample problems, and an extensive reference list as a guide for further research. In addition, the authors: Provide a complete derivation of molecular spectroscopy from quantum mechanical first principles Present a formal derivation of the scattering of radiation by molecules and particles Include the latest results from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report (IPCC AR5) Physics of Radiation and Climate shows how radiation measurements are used to aid our understanding of weather and climate change and provides an introduction to the atmosphere. This book covers the key branches of physics with a specific focus on thermodynamics, electromagnetism, and quantum mechanics.