Thermodynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans

ISBN-10: 0121995704

ISBN-13: 9780121995706

Edition: 1999

Authors: Judith A. Curry, Peter J. Webster

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Atmospheric and climatological studies are becoming more and more important in day-to-day living. Winds and ocean current owe their existence to the thermodynamic imbalances that arise from the differential heating of the Earth and air by the sun. Accounting for heat exchanges with the atmosphere and ocean is essential in any predictive model of the ocean and/or atmosphere. Thermodynamic feedback processes in the atmosphere and ocean are critical to understanding the overall stability of the Earth's climate and climate change. Water and its phase changes make the thermodynamics of the atmosphere and ocean uniquely interesting and challenging. Written by leading scientists in the field, Thermodynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans incorporates all the relevant information from the varying fields of dynamics meteorology, atmospheric physics and cloud physics, into a comprehensive, self-contained guide ideal for students and researchers of atmospheric thermodynamics. At the moment, courses in atmospheric thermdynamics typically have to use one or two chapters in textbooks on dynamic meteorology, atmospheric physics or cloud physics. This book combines these topics in one text.
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Book details

List price: $121.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 1/20/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 471
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Transfer Processes
Thermodynamics of Water
Nucleation and Diffusional Growth
Moist Thermodynamics Processes in the Atmosphere
Static Stability of the Atmosphere and Ocean
Cloud Characteristics and Processes
Ocean Surface Exchanges of Heat and Freshwater
Sea, Ice, Snow, and Glaciers
Thermohaline Processes in the Ocean
Special Topics: Global Energy and Entropy Balances
Thermodynamics Feedbacks in the Climate System
Planetary Atmospheres and Surface Ice
Appendices
Subject Index
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