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Thermodynamics of the Atmosphere

Thermodynamics of the Atmosphere
A Course in Theoretical Meteorology

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  • Date Published: May 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521006859

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  • Written for graduate students and researchers in meteorology and related sciences, this textbook encourages the comprehension of the mathematical theory. While most meteorological textbooks only present equilibrium thermodynamics, this volume also introduces the linear theory of non-equilibrium and provides the necessary background for more advanced studies. Each chapter ends with a set of exercises for which answers are given at the end of the book.

    • All equations are derived in great detail making it easy for the student to follow the mathematical developments
    • The book contains exercises at the end of each chapter for which solutions are given
    • It complements the authors' previous book Dynamics of the Atmosphere
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    "Besides its function as a textbook, the book offers a unique refernce for scientists in atmospheric and associated fields, especially for those who work on data assimilation and predictability." --American Meteorological Society

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521006859
    • length: 268 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 175 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.547kg
    • contains: 36 b/w illus. 9 tables 88 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Basic thermodynamic concepts
    2. Budget equations
    3. The first law of thermodynamics
    4. The second law of thermodynamics
    5. Thermal radiation
    6. Thermodynamic potentials, identities and stability
    7. The constitutive equations for irreversible fluxes
    8. State functions of ideal gases
    9. State functions of the condensed pure phase
    10. State functions for cloud air
    11. Heat equation and special adiabatic systems
    12. Special adiabats of homogeneous systems
    13. Thermodynamic diagrams
    14. Atmospheric statics
    Answers to problems
    List of frequently used symbols
    List of constants
    References and bibliography

  • Authors

    Wilford Zdunkowski, Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Germany
    Wilford Zdunkowski is Professor Emeritus in the Institute of Atmospheric Physics in the Universität Mainz, Germany.

    Andreas Bott, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
    Andreas Bott is a University Professor for Theoretical Meteorology at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität in Bonn, Germany.

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