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The Physics of Atmospheres

The Physics of Atmospheres

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  • Date Published: March 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521011228

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  • In the third edition of The Physics of Atmospheres, John Houghton has revised his acclaimed textbook to bring it completely up-to-date. The book provides a comprehensive concise description of the physical processes governing the structure and the circulation of the atmosphere. New chapters have been introduced on topics of strong contemporary interest such as chaos and predictability and climate change. The chapters on global observations (especially through remote sensing) and numerical modeling have also been substantially extended.

    • Completely revised and updated third edition of a very highly respected textbook
    • Includes new chapters on chaos theory and human-induced climate change
    • Author is a leader in his field and is very highly regarded
    • Most comprehensive, but concise, textbook available on atmospheric physics at this level
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    "...a splendid volume in the best traditions of CUP student texts. An excellent source of reference." New Scientist

    "Houghton offers a well structured, clearly presented bok aimed at upper-division undergraduate students of physical meteorology and climatology... one of the best of its kind, certainly a useful addition to any atmospheric science collection." Choice

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    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: March 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521011228
    • length: 340 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 176 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.657kg
    • contains: 152 b/w illus. 11 tables 198 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Some basic ideas
    2. A radiative equilibrium model
    3. Thermodynamics
    4. More complex radiation transfer
    5. The middle and upper atmospheres
    6. Clouds
    7. Dynamics
    8. Atmospheric waves
    9. Turbulence
    10. The general circulation
    11. Numerical modelling
    12. Global observation
    13. Chaos and atmospheric predictability
    14. Climate and climate change
    Index.

  • Author

    John Houghton, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

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