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Atmospheric Science An Introductory Survey

ISBN-10: 012732951X
ISBN-13: 9780127329512
Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $72.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 2/1/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 504
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.684
Language: English

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, and climate, as well as enhanced treatment of atmospheric dynamics, weather forecasting, radiative transfer, severe storms, mesoscale meteorology, and human impacts, such as global warming. The authors illustrate concepts with colorful high-tech imagery and cover a vast amount of new information in the field. There 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.

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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