Signed Edition Sweepstakes
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Interviews | September 2, 2014

Jill Owens: IMG David Mitchell: The Powells.com Interview



David MitchellDavid Mitchell's newest mind-bending, time-skipping novel may be his most accomplished work yet. Written in six sections, one per decade, The Bone... Continue »
  1. $21.00 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    The Bone Clocks

    David Mitchell 9781400065677

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$75.00
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
1 Remote Warehouse Physics- Meteorology

More copies of this ISBN

This title in other editions

Other titles in the Wiley Series in Atmospheric Physics and Remote Sensing series:

Atmospheric Radiation: A Primer with Illustrative Solutions (Wiley Series in Atmospheric Physics and Remote Sensing)

by

Atmospheric Radiation: A Primer with Illustrative Solutions (Wiley Series in Atmospheric Physics and Remote Sensing) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

A first-look at radiative transfer in planetary atmospheres with a particular focus on the Earth's atmosphere and climate. The textbook covers the basics of the radiative transfer of sunlight, treating absorption and scattering, and the transfer of the thermal infrared appropriate for local thermodynamic equilibrium, absorption and emission. The examples included show how the solutions of the radiative transfer equation are used in remote sensing to probe the thermal structure and composition of planetary atmospheres. This motivates students by leading them to a better understanding of and appreciation for the computer-generated numerical results.

Aimed at upper-division undergraduates and beginning graduate students in physics and atmospheric sciences, the book is designed to cover the essence of the material in a 10-week course, while the material in the optional sections will facilitate its use at the more leisurely pace and in-depth focus of a semester course.

About the Author

Professor James Coakley received his degrees in Physics: B.S. (1968) UCLA, and MA (1970) and PhD (1972) Berkeley. He entered the atmospheric sciences in 1972 as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Advanced Study Program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and stayed at NCAR in various staff scientist positions until moving to Oregon State University in 1988 where he is currently a Professor of Atmospheric Sciences in the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences. His research focuses on the problem of climate change and in particular on the remote sensing of aerosol and cloud properties from satellites, and the effects of aerosols and clouds on the Earth's energy budget and climate. Dr. Coakley is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has served on editorial advisory board for Tellus, as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Geophysical Research, and as Editor for the Journal of Climate. He has also served on various panels for the National Research Council and as a member for two of the Council's standing committees: Meteorological Analysis, Prediction, and Research and Climate Research.

Professor Ping Yang received the B.S. (theoretical physics) and M.S. (atmospheric physics) degrees from Lanzhou, China, in 1985 and 1988, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in meteorology from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA, in 1995. He is currently a professor and the holder of the David Bullock Harris Chair in Geosciences, the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA. His research interests cover the areas of remote sensing and radiative transfer. He has been actively conducting research in the modeling of the optical and radiative properties of clouds and aerosols, in particular, cirrus clouds, and their applications to space-borne and ground-based remote sensing. He has co-authored more than 160 peer-reviewed publications. He received a best paper award from the Climate and Radiation Branch, NASA Goddard Space Center in 2000, the U.S. National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2003, and the Dean's Distinguished Achievement Award for Faculty Research, College of Geosciences, Texas A&M University in 2004. He is a member of the MODIS Science Team and. He currently serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, the Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer, and the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology.

Table of Contents

SIMPLE MODELS FOR THE RADIATIVE HAETING OF THE EARTH AND ITS ATMOSPHERE

Introduction

Radiative Heating of the Atmosphere

Global Energy Budget

The Window-Gray Approximation and the Greenhouse Effect

Climate Sensitivity

Radiative Time Constant

Radiation and the Earth's Global Mean Vertical Temperature Profile

Radiative Forcding Leads to Circulation

RADIATION AND ITS SOURCES

Basic Properties of Electromagnetic Wave

Wave-Particle Duality of Light

Blackbody Radiation

Incident Sunlight

TRANSFER OF RADIATION IN THE EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE

Cross Sections

Extinction Cross Section and Scattering Phase Function

Atmospheric Optical Phenomena Related to Light Scattering

Equation of Radiative Transfer

Transfer Equation for Solar Radiation

Transfer Equation for Terrestrial Radiation

SOLUTIONS TO THE EQUATION OF TRANSFER

Formal Solution to the Equation of Transfer

Solution for Thermal Emission

Solution for Scattering and Absorption

Single-Scattering Approximation

Fourier Decomposition of the Transfer Equation

Eddington Approximation for Scattering and Absorbing Atmosphere

Adding Layers in the Eddington Approximation

Adding a Surface with a Nonzero Albedo in the Eddington Approximation

Clouds in the Thermal Infrared

Diffusivity Factor

TREATMENT OF MOLECULAR ABSORPTION IN THE ATMOSPHERE

Absorption by Molecules

Molecular Absorption Lines and Line Shapes

Molecular Absorption Spectra

Distribution of Line Strengths for a Vibration Rotation Band

Absorption by a Single, Weak Absorption Line

Absorption by a Single, Strong, Pressure-Broadened Line

Inhomogeneous Ppaths

Bands of Isolated Lines

Approximate Treatments for Overlapping Lines

Exponential Sum-Fit and Correlated-K Methods

ABSORBTION OF SOLRA RADIATION IN THE EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE

Absorption of UV and Visible Sunlight by Ozone

Absorption of Sunlight by Water Vapor

SIMPLIFIED ESTIMATES OF EMISSION

Emission in the 15-?m band of CO2

Change in Emitted Flux Due to a Doubling of CO2

Change in Stratospheric Temperature Due to a Doubling of CO2

APPENDICES

Solving Differential Equations

Integrals of the Planck Function

Compilation of Line Parameters for Random Band Models

Absorption Cross Sections for Ozone and Oxygen at Ultraviolet and Visible Wavelengths

Product Details

ISBN:
9783527410989
Author:
Coakley, James A., Jr.
Publisher:
Wiley-Vch
Author:
Yang, Ping
Author:
James A. Coakley Jr.
Author:
Coakley Jr., James A.
Author:
Coakley, Jim
Subject:
Meteorology
Subject:
Atmospheric Physics & Chemistry
Subject:
radiation Earth climate, Earth atmosphere radiation, planetary atmosphere radiation, local thermodynamic equilibrium, atmospheric Absorption radiation, radiative transfer, radiation thermal transfer, equation radiative transfer
Subject:
Physics-Meteorology
Copyright:
Series:
Wiley Series in Atmospheric Physics and Remote Sensing
Publication Date:
20130910
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
240 x 170 x 170 mm

Related Subjects


Reference » Science Reference » Technology
Science and Mathematics » Physics » Astrophysics
Science and Mathematics » Physics » Meteorology

Atmospheric Radiation: A Primer with Illustrative Solutions (Wiley Series in Atmospheric Physics and Remote Sensing) New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$75.00 In Stock
Product details 256 pages Wiley-Vch - English 9783527410989 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.