Radiation in the Atmosphere: A Course in Theoretical Meteorology

By: Wilford Zdunkowski, Thomas Trautmann, and Andreas Bott

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This book presents the theory and applications of radiative transfer in the atmosphere. It is written for graduate students and researchers in the fields of meteorology and related sciences. The book begins with important basic definitions of the radiative transfer theory. It presents the hydrodynamic derivation of the radiative transfer equation and the principles of variance. The authors examine in detail various quasi-exact solutions of the radiative transfer equation and give a thorough treatment of the radiative perturbation theory. A rigorous treatment of Mie scattering is given, including Rayleigh scattering as a special case, and the important efficiency factors for extinction, scattering and absorption are derived. The fundamentals of remote sensing applications of radiative transfer are presented. Problems of varying degrees of difficulty are included at the end of each chapter, so readers can further their understanding of the materials covered in the book. • All equations are derived in detail making it easy for the student to follow the mathematical developments • The book contains exercises of varying levels of difficulty for which solutions are given • This book complements the authors’ previous two books Dynamics of the Atmosphere and Thermodynamics of the Atmosphere Contents 1. Introduction; 2. The radiative transfer equation; 3. Principles of invariance; 4. Quasi-exact solution methods for the radiative transfer equation; 5. Radiative perturbation theory; 6. Two-stream methods for the solution of the radiative transfer equation; 7. Transmission in individual spectral lines and in bands of lines; 8. Absorption by gases; 9. Light scattering theory for spheres; 10. Effects of polarization in radiative transfer; 11. Remote sensing applications of radiative transfer; 12. Influence of clouds on the climate of the Earth; Answers to problems; List of frequently used symbols; References and bibliography; Index. Printed Pages: 496 with 69 line diagrams, 42 half-tones, and 99 exercises.

Title: Radiation in the Atmosphere: A Course in Theoretical Meteorology

Author Name: Wilford Zdunkowski, Thomas Trautmann, and Andreas Bott

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press: 2007

ISBN: 0521871077

ISBN 13: 9780521871075

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Brand New

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Size: 180 x 255 Mm

Seller ID: 020003

Keywords: Radiation Atmosphere