Clouds in a Glass of Beer Simple Experiments in Atmospheric Physics

ISBN-10: 0486417387

ISBN-13: 9780486417387

Edition: 2001

Authors: Craig F. Bohren
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Description: Memorable and thoroughly understandable science lessons, liberally sprinkled with humor, will fascinate beginning physics students as well as general readers in such fascinating chapters as "On a Clear Day You Can'tSee Forever," "Physics on a Manure Heap," "A Murder in Ceylon," and "Multiple Scattering at the Breakfast Table. "[The book] rings with a unifying tone: the science of the everyday physical world is fun. And so is this book."-Jearl Walker, Physics Department, Cleveland State University.

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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/10/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.26" wide x 9.25" long x 0.51" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Craig F. Bohren is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Meteorology at the Pennsylvania State University. In 1988 he was elected a Fellow of the Optical Society of America. He is author of several books, his most recent book being 'Atmospheric Thermodynamics' (with Bruce A. Albrecht). Professor Bohren is the first recipient of the American Meteorological Society's Louis J. Battan Award for Authors.Eugene E. Clothiaux is an Associate Professor of Meteorology at the Pennsylvania State University. He remained at the Pennsylvania State University as a Research Associate from 1994-1999 before becoming an Assistant Professor in 1999. Prof. Clothiaux has written several contributions on millimeter-wave cloud radar and atmospheric radiation.

Clouds in a Glass of Beer
Genies in Jars, Clouds in Bottles, and a Bucket with a Hole in It
Happy Ducks, Like Happy People, Perform Best with Cool Heads
Sugar and Spice: The Dirty Wet-Bulb Temperature
Mixing Clouds
Conceptions and Misconceptions of Pressure
Dew Drops on a Bathroom Mirror
A Murder in Ceylon
The Freezing of Lakes
The Greenhouse Effect
Black Clouds
Once in a Blue Moon
The Green Flash
Multiple Scattering at the Breakfast Table
Multiple Scattering at the Beach
On a Clear Day You Can't See Forever
A Serendipitous Iridescent Cloud
Physics on a Manure Heap: More about Black Clouds
Polarization of Skylight
Colors of the Sea
Indoor Rainbows
Why Rainbows Are Not Impossible in Winter
Selected Bibliography and Suggestions for Further Reading
Index
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