The physics of atmospheres

John Houghton

In this acclaimed textbook, John Houghton provides a comprehensive and concise description of the physical processes governing the structure and the circulation of the atmosphere. Completely revised and updated, the third edition contains much new and expanded material. New chapters have been introduced on topics of strong contemporary interest such as Chaos and Predictability and Climate Change. The chapters on global observations (especially through remote sensing) and numerical modeling have also been substantially extended. Like its predecessors, which received excellent reviews, this new edition will be an essential textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in meteorology, atmospheric physics, remote sensing, climate science, environmental science, and planetary science. Researchers and professionals in atmospheric physics and meteorology will also find it an excellent and up-to-date review of their subject.

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  • Preface
  • 1. Some basic ideas
  • 2. A radiative equilibrium model
  • 3. Thermodynamics
  • 4. More complex radiation transfer
  • 5. The middle and upper atmospheres
  • 6. Clouds
  • 7. Dynamics
  • 8. Atmospheric waves
  • 9. Turbulence
  • 10. The general circulation
  • 11. Numerical modelling
  • 12. Global observation
  • 13. Chaos and atmospheric predictability
  • 14. Climate and climate change
  • Index.

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書名 The physics of atmospheres
著作者等 Houghton, John Theodore
Houghton John T.
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 2002
版表示 3rd ed
ページ数 xv, 320 p.
大きさ 26 cm
ISBN 0521804566
NCID BA56109744
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス