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International Geophysics #84: An Introduction to Atmospheric Radiation

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This Second Edition of An Introduction to Atmospheric Radiation has been extensively revised to address the fundamental study and quantitative measurement of the interactions of solar and terrestrial radiation with molecules, aerosols, and cloud particles in planetary atmospheres. It contains 70% new material, much of it stemming from the investigation of the atmospheric greenhouse effects of external radiative perturbations in climate systems, and the development of methodologies for inferring atmospheric and surface parameters by means of remote sensing. Liou's comprehensive treatment of the fundamentals of atmospheric radiation was developed for students, academics, and researchers in atmospheric sciences, remote sensing, and climate modeling.

Features

*Balanced treatment of fundamentals and applications

*Includes over 170 illustrations to complement the concise description of each subject

*Numerous examples and hands-on exercises at the end of each chapter

About the Author

Dr. K. N. Liou is Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and Fellow of AAAS, AGU, AMS, and the Optical Society of America. Professor Liou received the Jule G. Charney Award from AMS in 1998 "for his pioneering work in the theory and application of radiative transfer and its interaction with clouds."

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Providing a comprehensive treatment of the fundamentals of atmospheric radiation and their practical applications, this book discusses solar radiation at different atmospheric levels, thermal infrared radiation, light scattering by atmospheric particulates, the principles of radiative transfer, remote sensing, and the relationship between radiation and climate. Appendices cover the Planck function, the Schr<:o>dinger wave equation, spiracle geometry, the Lorentz- Lorenz formula, the Legendre polynomials and addition theorem, useful constants, and standard atmospheric profiles. Liou teaches atmospheric sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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r>Dr. K. N. Liou is Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and Fellow of AAAS, AGU, AMS, and the Optical Society of America. Professor Liou received the Jule G. Charney Award from AMS in 1998 "for his pioneering work in the theory and application of radiative transfer and its interaction with clouds."

Synopsis:

This Second Edition of An Introduction to Atmospheric Radiation has been extensively revised to address the fundamental study and quantitative measurement of the interactions of solar and terrestrial radiation with molecules, aerosols, and cloud particles in planetary atmospheres. It contains 70% new material, much of it stemming from the investigation of the atmospheric greenhouse effects of external radiative perturbations in climate systems, and the development of methodologies for inferring atmospheric and surface parameters by means of remote sensing. Liou's comprehensive treatment of the fundamentals of atmospheric radiation was developed for students, academics, and researchers in atmospheric sciences, remote sensing, and climate modeling.

Key Features

*Balanced treatment of fundamentals and applications

*Includes over 170 illustrations to complement the concise description of each subject

*Numerous examples and hands-on exercises at the end of each chapter

About the Author

K. N. Liou is professor and chair of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was awarded the Jule G. Charney Award from the American Meteorological Society in 1998 for his "pioneering work in the theory and application of radiative transport and its interaction with clouds". Liou is author or co-author of more than 140 scientific papers and 2 previous books.

University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

Table of Contents

Fundamentals of Radiation for Atmospheric Applications.

Solar Radiation at the Top of the Atmosphere.

Absorption and Scattering of Solar Radiation in the Atmosphere.

Thermal Infrared Radiation Transfer in the Atmosphere.

Light Scattering by Atmospheric Particulates.

Principles of Radiative Transfer in Planetary Atmospheres.

Application of Radiative Transfer Principles to Remote Sensing.

Radiation and Climate.

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suraj.atmos, August 30, 2006 (view all comments by suraj.atmos)
This is the exalent book for the Bigner in the atmospheric radiation, such as the in situ remote sensing and satellite based remote sensing, i found it's very intresting book for me as i am working on the surface pollution
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780124514515
Author:
Liou, K. N.
Author:
Liou, Kuo-Nan
Publisher:
Academic Press
Location:
Amsterdam
Subject:
Meteorology
Subject:
Weather
Subject:
Geophysics
Subject:
Atmospheric radiation
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Meteorology & Climatology
Subject:
Dynamics
Subject:
Physics-Meteorology
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
International geophysics series ;
Series Volume:
019-02v. 84
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
583
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in.

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"Synopsis" by , r>Dr. K. N. Liou is Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and Fellow of AAAS, AGU, AMS, and the Optical Society of America. Professor Liou received the Jule G. Charney Award from AMS in 1998 "for his pioneering work in the theory and application of radiative transfer and its interaction with clouds."
"Synopsis" by , This Second Edition of An Introduction to Atmospheric Radiation has been extensively revised to address the fundamental study and quantitative measurement of the interactions of solar and terrestrial radiation with molecules, aerosols, and cloud particles in planetary atmospheres. It contains 70% new material, much of it stemming from the investigation of the atmospheric greenhouse effects of external radiative perturbations in climate systems, and the development of methodologies for inferring atmospheric and surface parameters by means of remote sensing. Liou's comprehensive treatment of the fundamentals of atmospheric radiation was developed for students, academics, and researchers in atmospheric sciences, remote sensing, and climate modeling.

Key Features

*Balanced treatment of fundamentals and applications

*Includes over 170 illustrations to complement the concise description of each subject

*Numerous examples and hands-on exercises at the end of each chapter

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