An Introduction to Atmospheric Radiation

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Academic Press, 2002 - Science - 583 pages
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This Second Edition of An Introduction to Atmospheric Radiation has been extensively revised to address the fundamental study and quantitative measurement of the interactions of solar and terrestrial radiation with molecules, aerosols, and cloud particles in planetary atmospheres. It contains 70% new material, much of it stemming from the investigation of the atmospheric greenhouse effects of external radiative perturbations in climate systems, and the development of methodologies for inferring atmospheric and surface parameters by means of remote sensing. Liou's comprehensive treatment of the fundamentals of atmospheric radiation was developed for students, academics, and researchers in atmospheric sciences, remote sensing, and climate modeling.

  • Balanced treatment of fundamentals and applications
  • Includes over 170 illustrations to complement the concise description of each subject
  • Numerous examples and hands-on exercises at the end of each chapter
 

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Contents

Exercises
34
Exercises
62
Exercises
111
Exercises
165
Exercises
252
Exercises
343
Application of Radiative Transfer Principles
348
Exercises
436
Exercises
516
Appendix A Derivation of the Planck Function
523
Spherical Geometry
527
Appendix E Properties of the Legendre Polynomials and Addition Theorem
533
References
543
Index
557
Previous Volumes in International Geophysics Series
579
Copyright

Radiation and Climate
442

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About the author (2002)

K. N. Liou is professor and chair of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was awarded the Jule G. Charney Award from the American Meteorological Society in 1998 for his "pioneering work in the theory and application of radiative transport and its interaction with clouds". Liou is author or co-author of more than 140 scientific papers and 2 previous books.

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