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Fundamentals of Atmospheric Physics

  • 1st Edition, Volume 61 - May 13, 1996
  • Author: Murry L. Salby
  • Editors: Roger A. Pielke, Renata Dmowska
  • Language: English
  • Hardback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 6 1 5 1 6 0 - 2
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 0 8 - 0 5 3 2 1 5 - 8

Fundamentals of Atmospheric Physics emphasizes the interrelationships of physical and dynamical meteorology. The text unifies four major subject areas: atmospheric thermodyn… Read more

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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.