The Resource Microphysics of Atmospheric Phenomena, by Boris M. Smirnov, (electronic resource)

Microphysics of Atmospheric Phenomena, by Boris M. Smirnov, (electronic resource)

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Microphysics of Atmospheric Phenomena
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Microphysics of Atmospheric Phenomena
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by Boris M. Smirnov
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eng
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This book investigates elementary processes in the Earth’s atmosphere involving photons, electrons, ions, radicals, and aerosols. It is based on global atmospheric models such as the standard atmospheric model with averaged atmospheric parameters across the globe and over time, the Earth’s energetic balance, and the global electric circuit that allows to analyze fundamental atmospheric properties to be analyzed. Rate constants of elementary processes in the Earth’s atmosphere, together with measured atmospheric parameters and existing concepts of atmospheric phenomena, are used in the analysis of global and local atmospheric processes. Atmospheric photoprocesses result from the interaction of solar radiation with the atmosphere and processes involving ions, oxygen atoms, excited atomic particles and ozone molecules. Atmospheric electricity as a secondary phenomenon to atmospheric water circulation results in a chain of processes that begins with collisions of water aerosols in different aggregate states. Cosmic rays are of importance for atmospheric electricity, as they create positive and negative ions in the air. Air breakdown in an electric field of clouds in the form of lightning may develop under the influence of cosmic ray-created seed electrons, which are necessary for electron multiplication in ionization wave-streamers. The upper atmosphere (ionosphere) is formed under solar radiation in a vacuum ultraviolet spectrum, and absorption of this radiation leads to air photoionization. The greenhouse effect is determined by atmospheric water, whereas transitions between a water vapor and aerosols may lead to a change in atmospheric optical depth. Carbon dioxide contributes in small portions to the atmospheric greenhouse effect. Cosmic rays are of importance for atmospheric discharge, the origin of lightning and cloud formation in the first stage of aerosol growth. This book provides a qualitative description of atmospheric properties and phenomena based on elementary processes and simple models.
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Smirnov, Boris M
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QC801-809
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non fiction
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Springer Atmospheric Sciences,
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  • Physics
  • Meteorology
  • Atmospheric physics
  • Atoms
  • Geophysics
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Air pollution
  • Physics
  • Geophysics and Environmental Physics
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Meteorology
  • Monitoring/Environmental Analysis
  • Atmospheric Protection/Air Quality Control/Air Pollution
  • Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics
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Microphysics of Atmospheric Phenomena, by Boris M. Smirnov, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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txt
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rdacontent
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Part 1 - Fundamentals of atmosphere and atmospheric processes -- Properties of neutral atmosphere -- Charged particles in atmosphere -- Electric processes in atmosphere -- Part 2 - Elementary and transport atmospheric processes -- Electron processes in atmospheric air -- Ion processes in atmospheric air -- Processes in dissociated air -- Atmospheric processes involving aerosols -- Part 3 - Radiative processes in the earth -- Photoionization atmospheric processes -- Infrared atmospheric emission -- Local atmospheric photo-processes
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unknown
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IX, 270 p. 111 illus., 8 illus. in color.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
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9783319308135
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1007/978-3-319-30813-5
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online resource.
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-30813-5
Label
Microphysics of Atmospheric Phenomena, by Boris M. Smirnov, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1 - Fundamentals of atmosphere and atmospheric processes -- Properties of neutral atmosphere -- Charged particles in atmosphere -- Electric processes in atmosphere -- Part 2 - Elementary and transport atmospheric processes -- Electron processes in atmospheric air -- Ion processes in atmospheric air -- Processes in dissociated air -- Atmospheric processes involving aerosols -- Part 3 - Radiative processes in the earth -- Photoionization atmospheric processes -- Infrared atmospheric emission -- Local atmospheric photo-processes
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
IX, 270 p. 111 illus., 8 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319308135
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-30813-5
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-3-319-30813-5

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