Thermal Physics of the Atmosphere
  • Author : Maarten H. P. Ambaum
  • Release Date : 06 April 2010
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Genre : Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 13 : 0470710373

Download or read book entitled Thermal Physics of the Atmosphere written by Maarten H. P. Ambaum and published by John Wiley & Sons online. This book was released on 06 April 2010 with total pages 256. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Thermal Physics of the Atmosphere offers a concise and thorough introduction on how basic thermodynamics naturally leads on to advanced topics in atmospheric physics. The book starts by covering the basics of thermodynamics and its applications in atmospheric science. The later chapters describe major applications, specific to more specialized areas of atmospheric physics, including vertical structure and stability, cloud formation, and radiative processes. The book concludes with a discussion of non-equilibrium thermodynamics as applied to the atmosphere. This book provides a thorough introduction and invaluable grounding for specialised literature on the subject. Introduces a wide range of areas associated with atmospheric physics Starts from basic level thermal physics Ideally suited for readers with a general physics background Self-assessment questions included for each chapter Supplementary website to accompany the book