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Atmospheric Processes and Systems - Russell D. Thompson

Atmospheric Processes and Systems

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The atmosphere plays a dominant role in shaping the physical environment and in controlling activities and responses in the cultural environment. Atmospheric Processes and Systems provides insight to the understanding of such extraordinary atmospheric events as El Nino.
Russell D. Thompson examines different aspects of the mass, energy and circulation systems observed in the atmosphere, and provides detailed accounts of specific phenomena, including atmospheric water evaporation, condensation and precipitation, pressure and winds, and thermal differences and weather disturbances. Illustrated throughout with information diagrams and photos, this book presents a non-technical introduction to the complex themes and processes of the atmosphere.

Book Cover; Title; Contents; Series editors' preface; List of plates; List of figures; List of tables; List of boxes; List of case studies; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction to the Atmosphere; The composition of the atmosphere; The structure of the atmosphere; Radiative Fluxes and Energy Transfers in the Atmosphere and at the Earth's Surface; Radiative fluxes and radiation balance; Net radiation and energy transfers within the atmosphere and at the Earth's surface; Energy transfers within the troposphere and their influence on atmospheric stability tendencies; Atmospheric Water

ISBN: 9780203015872
ISBN-10: 0203015878
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 20th August 1998