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

Thermal Physics of the Atmosphere Book Review:

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

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

Thermal Physics of the Atmosphere Book Review:

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

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.

Concepts in Thermal Physics

Concepts in Thermal Physics
Author: Stephen Blundell,Katherine M. Blundell
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 493
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0199562091
ISBN 13: 9780199562091
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Concepts in Thermal Physics Book Review:

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.

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

Fundamentals of Atmospheric Physics Book Review:

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

Thermal Physics Second Edition

Thermal Physics  Second Edition
Author: C.B.P. Finn
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 1993-04-08
ISBN 10: 9780748743797
ISBN 13: 0748743790
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermal Physics Second Edition Book Review:

Concise yet thorough, accessible, authoritative, and affordable. These are the hallmarks of books in the remarkable Physics and its Applications series. Thermodynamics is an essential part of any physical sciences education, but it is so full of pitfalls and subtleties, that many students fail to appreciate its elegance and power. In Thermal Physics, the author emphasizes understanding the basic ideas and shows how the important thermodynamics results can be simply obtained from the fundamental relations without getting lost in a maze of partial differentials. In this second edition, Dr. Finn incorporated new sections on scales of temperature, availability, the degradation of energy, and lattice defects. The text contains ample illustrations and examples of applications of thermodynamics in physics, engineering, and chemistry.

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.

Thermal Physics and Thermal Analysis

Thermal Physics and Thermal Analysis
Author: Jaroslav Šesták,Pavel Hubík,Jiří J. Mareš
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 567
Release: 2017-03-24
ISBN 10: 331945899X
ISBN 13: 9783319458991
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermal Physics and Thermal Analysis Book Review:

Features twenty-five chapter contributions from an international array of distinguished academics based in Asia, Eastern and Western Europe, Russia, and the USA. This multi-author contributed volume provides an up-to-date and authoritative overview of cutting-edge themes involving the thermal analysis, applied solid-state physics, micro- and nano-crystallinity of selected solids and their macro- and microscopic thermal properties. Distinctive chapters featured in the book include, among others, calorimetry time scales from days to microseconds, glass transition phenomena, kinetics of non-isothermal processes, thermal inertia and temperature gradients, thermodynamics of nanomaterials, self-organization, significance of temperature and entropy. Advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers working in the field of thermal analysis, thermophysical measurements and calorimetry will find this contributed volume invaluable. This is the third volume of the triptych volumes on thermal behaviour of materials; the previous two receiving thousand of downloads guaranteeing their worldwide impact.

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

Physics of the Atmosphere Book Review:

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.

The Physics of Atmospheres

The Physics of Atmospheres
Author: John Houghton
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2002-03-14
ISBN 10: 9780521011228
ISBN 13: 0521011221
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Physics of Atmospheres Book Review:

Third edition of John Houghton's acclaimed textbook for advanced undergraduate/graduate courses in atmospheric science.

An Introduction to Thermal Physics

An Introduction to Thermal Physics
Author: Daniel V. Schroeder
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2021-01-05
ISBN 10: 0192895540
ISBN 13: 9780192895547
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Thermal Physics Book Review:

This is a textbook for the standard undergraduate-level course in thermal physics. The book explores applications to engineering, chemistry, biology, geology, atmospheric science, astrophysics, cosmology, and everyday life.

An Introduction to Atmospheric Physics

An Introduction to Atmospheric Physics
Author: David G. Andrews
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2000-08-31
ISBN 10: 9780521629584
ISBN 13: 0521629586
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Atmospheric Physics Book Review:

This is an intermediate to advanced undergraduate textbook presenting a broad coverage of atmospheric physics.

Atmospheric Thermodynamics

Atmospheric Thermodynamics
Author: Gerald R. North,Tatiana L. Erukhimova
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 267
Release: 2009-04-09
ISBN 10: 052189963X
ISBN 13: 9780521899635
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atmospheric Thermodynamics Book Review:

Textbook that uniquely integrates physics and chemistry in the study of atmospheric thermodynamics for advanced single-semester courses.

An Introduction to Thermal Physics

An Introduction to Thermal Physics
Author: Daniel V. Schroeder
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2021-01-05
ISBN 10: 0192895540
ISBN 13: 9780192895547
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Thermal Physics Book Review:

This is a textbook for the standard undergraduate-level course in thermal physics. The book explores applications to engineering, chemistry, biology, geology, atmospheric science, astrophysics, cosmology, and everyday life.

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

Principles of Environmental Physics Book Review:

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

Physics of the Atmosphere and Climate

Physics of the Atmosphere and Climate
Author: Murry L. Salby
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2012-01-16
ISBN 10: 1107049059
ISBN 13: 9781107049055
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physics of the Atmosphere and Climate Book Review:

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.

Cloud Dynamics

Cloud Dynamics
Author: Robert A. Houze, Jr.
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 573
Release: 1994-06-28
ISBN 10: 9780080502106
ISBN 13: 0080502105
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cloud Dynamics Book Review:

Clouds play a critical role in the Earth's climate, general atmospheric circulation, and global water balance. Clouds are essential elements in mesoscale meteorology, atmospheric chemistry, air pollution, atmosphericradiation, and weather forecasting, and thus must be understood by any student or researcher in the atmospheric sciences. Cloud Dynamics provides a skillful and comprehensive examination of the nature of clouds--what they look like and why, how scientists observe them, and the basic dynamics and physics that underlie them. The book describes the mechanics governing each type of cloud that occurs in Earth's atmosphere, and the organization of various types of clouds in larger weather systems such as fronts, thunderstorms, and hurricanes.This book is aimed specifically at graduate students, advanced undergraduates, practicing researchers either already in atmospheric science or moving in from a related scientific field, and operational meteorologists. Some prior knowledge of atmospheric dynamics and physics is helpful, but a thorough overview of the necessary prerequisites is supplied. Provides a complete treatment of clouds integrating the analysis of air motions with cloud structure, microphysics, and precipitation mechanics Describes and explains the basic types of clouds and cloud systems that occur in the atmosphere-fog, stratus, stratocumulus, altocumulus, altostratus, cirrus, thunderstorms, tornadoes, waterspouts, orographically induced clouds, mesoscale convection complexes, hurricanes, fronts, and extratropical cyclones Presents a photographic guide, presented in the first chapter, linking the examination of each type of cloud with an image to enhance visual retention and understanding Summarizes the fundamentals, both observational and theoretical, of atmospheric dynamics, thermodynamics, cloud microphysics, and radar meteorology, allowing each type of cloud to be examined in depth Integrates the latest field observations, numerical model simulations, and theory Supplies a theoretical treatment suitable for the advanced undergraduate or graduate level

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
Author: John H. Seinfeld,Spyros N. Pandis
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1232
Release: 2012-12-18
ISBN 10: 1118591364
ISBN 13: 9781118591369
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Book Review:

Thoroughly restructured and updated with new findings and new features The Second Edition of this internationally acclaimed text presents the latest developments in atmospheric science. It continues to be the premier text for both a rigorous and a complete treatment of the chemistry of the atmosphere, covering such pivotal topics as: * Chemistry of the stratosphere and troposphere * Formation, growth, dynamics, and properties of aerosols * Meteorology of air pollution * Transport, diffusion, and removal of species in the atmosphere * Formation and chemistry of clouds * Interaction of atmospheric chemistry and climate * Radiative and climatic effects of gases and particles * Formulation of mathematical chemical/transport models of the atmosphere All chapters develop results based on fundamental principles, enabling the reader to build a solid understanding of the science underlying atmospheric processes. Among the new material are three new chapters: Atmospheric Radiation and Photochemistry, General Circulation of the Atmosphere, and Global Cycles. In addition, the chapters Stratospheric Chemistry, Tropospheric Chemistry, and Organic Atmospheric Aerosols have been rewritten to reflect the latest findings. Readers familiar with the First Edition will discover a text with new structures and new features that greatly aid learning. Many examples are set off in the text to help readers work through the application of concepts. Advanced material has been moved to appendices. Finally, many new problems, coded by degree of difficulty, have been added. A solutions manual is available. Thoroughly updated and restructured, the Second Edition of Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics is an ideal textbook for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, as well as a reference for researchers in environmental engineering, meteorology, chemistry, and the atmospheric sciences. Click here to Download the Solutions Manual for Academic Adopters: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-292291.html

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

Dynamics of The Tropical Atmosphere and Oceans Book Review:

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.

The Physics of Energy

The Physics of Energy
Author: Robert L. Jaffe,Washington Taylor
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 886
Release: 2018-01-31
ISBN 10: 1107016657
ISBN 13: 9781107016651
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Physics of Energy Book Review:

A comprehensive and unified introduction to the science of energy sources, uses, and systems for students, scientists, engineers, and professionals.