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Atmospheric Science : An Introductory Survey - John Michael Wallace

Atmospheric Science

An Introductory Survey

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Published: 24th March 2006
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Wallace and Hobbs' original edition of Atmospheric Science helped define the field nearly 30 years ago, and has served as the cornerstone for most university curriculums. Now students and professionals alike can use this updated classic to understand atmospheric phenomena in the context of the latest discoveries and technologies, and prepare themselves for more advanced study and real-life problem solving.

Atmospheric Science, Second Edition, has been completely revamped in terms of content and appearance. It contains new chapters on atmospheric chemistry, the Earth system, climate, and the atmospheric boundary layer, as well as enhanced treatment of atmospheric dynamics, weather forecasting, radiative transfer, severe storms, and human impacts, such as global warming. The authors illustrate concepts with colourful state-of-the-art imagery and cover a vast amount of new information in the field. They have also developed several online materials for instructors who adopt the text.

With its thorough coverage of the fundamentals, clear explanations, and extensive updates, Wallace & Hobbs' Atmospheric Science, Second Edition, is the essential first step in educating today's atmospheric scientists.

  • Full-colour satellite imagery and cloud photographs illustrate principles throughout
  • Extensive numerical and qualitative exercises emphasize the application of basic physical principles to problems in the atmospheric sciences v Biographical footnotes summarize the lives and work of scientists mentioned in the text, and provide students with a sense of the long history of meteorology
  • Companion website encourages more advanced exploration of text topics: supplementary information, images, and bonus exercises

"Wallace and Hobbs...offer this excellent update of an outstanding introductory work. The organization of the book is very clear. Each chapter is well laid out with clear diagrams, good quality figures, and explanatory text. ...A first-class resource book. Summing Up: Highly recommended." -- CHOICE "In terms of both content and appearance, this title has been completely revamped from the first edition. It contains new chapters on atmospheric chemistry, the Earth system, climate, and the atmospheric boundary layer, as well as enhanced treatment of atmospheric dynamics, weather forecasting, radiative transfer, severe storms, and human impacts, such as global warming. The authors illustrate concepts with colorful state-of-the-art imagery and cover a vast amount of new information in the field." --Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society "Wallace and Hobbs' classic text has been completely updated in content and appearance...Qualitative and numerical exercises are included to reinforce learning, and biographical footnotes summarize the work of key scientists and the history of meteorology. The exercises and lessons are accompanied by full-color illustrations, satellite images, and ground-based photos." --Weatherwise

Preface
Units and Numerical Values
A brief Survey of the Atmosphere
Atmospheric Thermodynamics
Extratropical Synoptic-Scale Disturbances
Atmospheric Aerosol and Cloud Microphysical Processes
Clouds and Storms
Radiative Transfer
The Global Energy Balance
Atmospheric Dynamics
The General Circulation
Index
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ISBN: 9780127329512
ISBN-10: 012732951X
Series: International Geophysics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 504
Published: 24th March 2006
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 22.1  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 1.57
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised