The Resource Fundamentals of physics and chemistry of the atmosphere, Guido Visconti

Fundamentals of physics and chemistry of the atmosphere, Guido Visconti

Label
Fundamentals of physics and chemistry of the atmosphere
Title
Fundamentals of physics and chemistry of the atmosphere
Statement of responsibility
Guido Visconti
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book is intended mainly as an introductory course to the physics and chemistry of the atmosphere and to climate dynamics. The basics in thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, radiation and chemistry are given and aimed at explaining the most interesting problems existing in the study of the atmosphere of the Earth and the planets. The originality of the book is that it even offers the computer programs to solve these problems. A particular effort is made to approach the different topics intuitively. Among the themes covered is the most recent evolution concerning the ozone hole, the carbon dioxide problem and the chaos theory."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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1943-
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Visconti, Guido
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC861.3
LC item number
.V58 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Atmospheric physics
  • Atmospheric chemistry
  • Atmospheric chemistry
  • Atmospheric physics
  • Chimie de l'atmosphère
  • Physique de l'atmosphère
Label
Fundamentals of physics and chemistry of the atmosphere, Guido Visconti
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"[Accompanying CD-ROM] includes few program listings (in Fortran) and the instructions to run them in order to solve a number of problems, two energy balance climate models, programs for the dynamics and a simulation for the ice ages based on the stochastic resonance theory"--P. [4] of cover
Accompanying material
1 computer disc (3 1/2 in.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [573]-584) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction. 1.1. The Essential Information. 1.2. Thermal Equilibrium. 1.3. Thermal Structure and Atmospheric Dynamics. 1.4. Conclusions -- 2. Thermodynamics of the Atmosphere. 2.1. Simple Laws. 2.2. The Thermodynamics of Water Vapor. 2.3. Some Effects of Water Vapor. 2.4. The Distribution of Water Vapor on the Planets -- 3. Radiation: The First Steps. 3.1. The Definition of Radiometric Variables. 3.2. Solar Radiation. 3.3. Scattering and Absorption of Solar Radiation. 3.4. Infrared Radiation -- 4. Origin and Evolution of the Atmospheres. 4.1. The Relevant Data. 4.2. An Inventory of the Volatile Elements. 4.3. A Simple Model for the Nebula. 4.4. The Chemical Composition of the Planets. 4.5. The Escape Mechanisms. 4.6. The Steam Atmosphere -- 5. The First Laws of Motion. 5.1. Scales and Orders of Magnitude. 5.2. The Equations We Absolutely Need. 5.3. Vorticity and Circulation -- 6. A Few Simple Applications. 6.1. The Isobaric Coordinate System. 6.2. The Geostrophic Motion. 6.3. The Thermal Wind. 6.4. The Natural Coordinate System -- 7. The Atmospheric Motions. 7.1. The Rossby Waves. 7.2. The Vorticity Equation. 7.3. The Thermodynamic Equation. 7.4. The Isentropic Coordinate System. 7.5. The Ertel Potential Vorticity. 7.6. The Non-stationary Solutions -- 8. The Planetary Boundary layer. 8.1. Turbulence and Diffusion. 8.2. Turbulent Friction. 8.3. The Surface Layer. 8.4. The Ekman Layer. 8.5. The Secondary Circulation. 8.6. The Transfer of Sensible and Latent Heat. 8.7. Turbulent Diffusion from Discrete Sources -- 9. Aerosols and Clouds. 9.1. Sources of Atmospheric Aerosols. 9.2. The Size Distribution of Atmospheric Aerosols. 9.3. Nucleation and Growth. 9.4. Formation and Growth of Ice Crystals. 9.5. A Few Things About Radar. 9.6. Stratospheric Aerosols -- 10. Waves in the Atmosphere. 10.1. Some Properties of the Waves. 10.2. Gravity Waves in Shallow Water. 10.3. Orographic Waves. 10.4. Internal Gravity Waves. 10.5. Three Dimensional Rossby Waves. 10.6. The Physics of Gravity Waves. 10.7. Breaking, Saturation and Turbulence in the Upper Atmosphere -- 11. The Data on the Atmospheric Circulation. 11.1. The General Features. 11.2. The Energy Budget of the Atmosphere. 11.3. The Mean Zonal Circulation -- 12. Theories on the General Circulation of the Atmosphere. 12.1. The Equatorial Circulation. 12.2. The General Circulation: A Reductionist Approach. 12.3. The Middle Latitude Circulation. 12.4. Energetics of the Baroclinic Waves -- 13. Radiation for Different Uses. 13.1. Parameterization of Gaseous Absorption. 13.2. The Interaction of Solar Radiation with Particulates in the Atmosphere. 13.3. Radiative Transfer in the Presence of Scattering. 13.4. The Transfer of Infrared Radiation. 13.5. Molecular Spectra. 13.6. Models for the Line Absorption. 13.7. [delta]-Eddington in the Infrared -- 14. Simple Climate Models. 14.1. Energy Budget. 14.2. Zero Dimensional Models and Feedback. 14.3. One Dimensional Energy Balance Climate Models. 14.4. The radiative-convective models -- 15. The Application of the Simple Climate Models. 15.1. The Climate System. 15.2. The Solar Radiation and the Orbital Parameters. 15.3. Some Experimental Data on the Ice Ages. 15.4. The 100 kyear Cycle and the Lithosphere-Atmosphere Coupling. 15.5. Stochastic Resonance. 15.6. The Global Warming: A Simple Exercise. 15.7. The General Circulation Models -- 16. Chemistry of the Troposphere. 16.1. Introduction. 16.2. A Chemistry Refresher. 16.3. The Minor Gas Inventory. 16.4. The Biogeochemical Cycle for Carbon. 16.5. Chemistry of the Troposphere. 16.6. Modes of a Chemical System. 16.7. Transport of Chemical Species in the Troposphere -- 17. Dynamics of the Middle Atmosphere. 17.1. Thermal Structure of the Stratosphere. 17.2. The Eulerian Mean Circulation. 17.3. Tracers Transport in the Stratosphere. 17.4. Transport in Isentropic Coordinates -- 18. Stratospheric Chemistry. 18.1. The Ozone Distribution. 18.2. The Homogeneous Ozone Chemistry. 18.3. Heterogeneous Chemistry. 18.4. The Perturbations to the Ozone Layer. 18.5. Polar Ozone -- 19. Chaos in the Atmosphere. 19.1. Simple Examples from the Theory of Dynamical Systems. 19.2. The Climate. 19.3. Is El Nino Chaotic? 19.4. Dimensions of Weather and Climate Attractors
Dimensions
25 cm +
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
593 pages
Isbn
9783540674207
Lccn
2001020496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
optical disk
System control number
  • (OCoLC)46320998
  • (OCoLC)ocm46320998
Label
Fundamentals of physics and chemistry of the atmosphere, Guido Visconti
Publication
Note
"[Accompanying CD-ROM] includes few program listings (in Fortran) and the instructions to run them in order to solve a number of problems, two energy balance climate models, programs for the dynamics and a simulation for the ice ages based on the stochastic resonance theory"--P. [4] of cover
Accompanying material
1 computer disc (3 1/2 in.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [573]-584) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction. 1.1. The Essential Information. 1.2. Thermal Equilibrium. 1.3. Thermal Structure and Atmospheric Dynamics. 1.4. Conclusions -- 2. Thermodynamics of the Atmosphere. 2.1. Simple Laws. 2.2. The Thermodynamics of Water Vapor. 2.3. Some Effects of Water Vapor. 2.4. The Distribution of Water Vapor on the Planets -- 3. Radiation: The First Steps. 3.1. The Definition of Radiometric Variables. 3.2. Solar Radiation. 3.3. Scattering and Absorption of Solar Radiation. 3.4. Infrared Radiation -- 4. Origin and Evolution of the Atmospheres. 4.1. The Relevant Data. 4.2. An Inventory of the Volatile Elements. 4.3. A Simple Model for the Nebula. 4.4. The Chemical Composition of the Planets. 4.5. The Escape Mechanisms. 4.6. The Steam Atmosphere -- 5. The First Laws of Motion. 5.1. Scales and Orders of Magnitude. 5.2. The Equations We Absolutely Need. 5.3. Vorticity and Circulation -- 6. A Few Simple Applications. 6.1. The Isobaric Coordinate System. 6.2. The Geostrophic Motion. 6.3. The Thermal Wind. 6.4. The Natural Coordinate System -- 7. The Atmospheric Motions. 7.1. The Rossby Waves. 7.2. The Vorticity Equation. 7.3. The Thermodynamic Equation. 7.4. The Isentropic Coordinate System. 7.5. The Ertel Potential Vorticity. 7.6. The Non-stationary Solutions -- 8. The Planetary Boundary layer. 8.1. Turbulence and Diffusion. 8.2. Turbulent Friction. 8.3. The Surface Layer. 8.4. The Ekman Layer. 8.5. The Secondary Circulation. 8.6. The Transfer of Sensible and Latent Heat. 8.7. Turbulent Diffusion from Discrete Sources -- 9. Aerosols and Clouds. 9.1. Sources of Atmospheric Aerosols. 9.2. The Size Distribution of Atmospheric Aerosols. 9.3. Nucleation and Growth. 9.4. Formation and Growth of Ice Crystals. 9.5. A Few Things About Radar. 9.6. Stratospheric Aerosols -- 10. Waves in the Atmosphere. 10.1. Some Properties of the Waves. 10.2. Gravity Waves in Shallow Water. 10.3. Orographic Waves. 10.4. Internal Gravity Waves. 10.5. Three Dimensional Rossby Waves. 10.6. The Physics of Gravity Waves. 10.7. Breaking, Saturation and Turbulence in the Upper Atmosphere -- 11. The Data on the Atmospheric Circulation. 11.1. The General Features. 11.2. The Energy Budget of the Atmosphere. 11.3. The Mean Zonal Circulation -- 12. Theories on the General Circulation of the Atmosphere. 12.1. The Equatorial Circulation. 12.2. The General Circulation: A Reductionist Approach. 12.3. The Middle Latitude Circulation. 12.4. Energetics of the Baroclinic Waves -- 13. Radiation for Different Uses. 13.1. Parameterization of Gaseous Absorption. 13.2. The Interaction of Solar Radiation with Particulates in the Atmosphere. 13.3. Radiative Transfer in the Presence of Scattering. 13.4. The Transfer of Infrared Radiation. 13.5. Molecular Spectra. 13.6. Models for the Line Absorption. 13.7. [delta]-Eddington in the Infrared -- 14. Simple Climate Models. 14.1. Energy Budget. 14.2. Zero Dimensional Models and Feedback. 14.3. One Dimensional Energy Balance Climate Models. 14.4. The radiative-convective models -- 15. The Application of the Simple Climate Models. 15.1. The Climate System. 15.2. The Solar Radiation and the Orbital Parameters. 15.3. Some Experimental Data on the Ice Ages. 15.4. The 100 kyear Cycle and the Lithosphere-Atmosphere Coupling. 15.5. Stochastic Resonance. 15.6. The Global Warming: A Simple Exercise. 15.7. The General Circulation Models -- 16. Chemistry of the Troposphere. 16.1. Introduction. 16.2. A Chemistry Refresher. 16.3. The Minor Gas Inventory. 16.4. The Biogeochemical Cycle for Carbon. 16.5. Chemistry of the Troposphere. 16.6. Modes of a Chemical System. 16.7. Transport of Chemical Species in the Troposphere -- 17. Dynamics of the Middle Atmosphere. 17.1. Thermal Structure of the Stratosphere. 17.2. The Eulerian Mean Circulation. 17.3. Tracers Transport in the Stratosphere. 17.4. Transport in Isentropic Coordinates -- 18. Stratospheric Chemistry. 18.1. The Ozone Distribution. 18.2. The Homogeneous Ozone Chemistry. 18.3. Heterogeneous Chemistry. 18.4. The Perturbations to the Ozone Layer. 18.5. Polar Ozone -- 19. Chaos in the Atmosphere. 19.1. Simple Examples from the Theory of Dynamical Systems. 19.2. The Climate. 19.3. Is El Nino Chaotic? 19.4. Dimensions of Weather and Climate Attractors
Dimensions
25 cm +
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
593 pages
Isbn
9783540674207
Lccn
2001020496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
optical disk
System control number
  • (OCoLC)46320998
  • (OCoLC)ocm46320998

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