Encyclopedia of atmospheric sciences

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  • Creator editor-in-chief, Gerald R. North ; editors, John Pyle, Fuqing Zhang
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication
    • 2nd ed
    • London : Academic Press, 2015
    • ©2015
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (2874 p.)
  • ISBNs 9780123822260, 1322184143, 9780123822253, 1785391755, 0123822262, 9781785391750, 0123822254
  • OCLC ocn893680541, ocn893486730


  • Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences, 2nd Edition is an authoritative resource covering all aspects of atmospheric sciences, including both theory and applications. With more than 320 articles and 1,600 figures and photographs, this revised version of the award-winning first edition offers comprehensive coverage of this important field. The six volumes in this set contain broad-ranging articles on topics such as atmospheric chemistry, biogeochemical cycles, boundary layers, clouds, general circulation, global change, mesoscale meteorology, ozone, radar, satellite remote sensing, and weather p


  • "6 Volume Set"--Cover.
  • Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters.
  • English


  • e9780123822253v1; Front Cover; ENCYCLOPEDIA OFATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES; DEDICATION; CONTENTS; LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS; PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION; PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION; EDITOR BIOGRAPHIES; GUIDE TO USING THE ENCYCLOPEDIA; BASIC ATMOSPHERIC STRUCTURE AND CONCEPTS; Time Dependence of Beaufort Estimates; Satellite SST; Wave Prediction; The Equations of Motion; Dynamics of the SAO; Precipitation; Current Scientific Balloon Systems and Their Use; Measurements; The Role of Fresh Water in Ocean Circulation; Photodissociation of Ozone; Dust in the Wind; Introduction; Introduction; Introduction
  • IntroductionFog as a Phenomenon; Introduction; Introduction; Introduction; Introduction; AEROSOLS; Introduction; Atmospheric Aerosols; Causes and Magnitude of Seasonal Variability; Variational Principles and Conservation Laws; Water Cycle; Observed Convective Storm Types; Aerosol Remote Sensing over Oceans; Thermal Definition of the Tropopause; Hygroscopic Growth; Cloud Droplet Formation; Ice Crystal Formation; Radiative Forcing of Anthropogenic Aerosols dueto Aerosol-Cloud Interactions; Further Reading; Further Reading; References; Further Reading; Further Reading; Further Reading
  • Further ReadingFurther Reading; Relevant Websites; Dust Loadings in the Atmosphere; Effects of Surface Reflection; Particulate Emission by Fossil Fuel and Biomass Burning; Regional Targets; Mathematical Formulation; A Tour of Mesoscale Phenomena; Condensation of Water Vapor; Fronts Associated with Synoptic-Scale Phenomena; Equatorial Ocean Adjustment; Numerical Simulations; Sampling; An Illustrative Model; Basic Buoyant Stability and Instability; Stratified Flow Past Topography: Basic Phenomenology; Supply of Hydrogen Species to the Stratosphere; Climatology
  • Dry Equatorial Long-Wave EquationsCascade Phenomenologies; Real-Time, In-Situ Analysis of Aerosol Chemical Properties; Tropospheric Chemistry; Practical Boundary Layer Models PBL; Infrared Spectra of Outgoing Radiation; Interannual and Interdecadal Variability of Regimes; Spatial Discretization Methods: Finite Difference, Finite Volume, Finite Element, and Spectral; Geographical Variations; The Eddy Mediating Effect on the Hadley Circulation; Vortex Dynamics; Role in Climate Change; Overview; Climate Prediction: Empirical and Numerical; Kinematics; Overview; Deserts and Desertification
  • Non-Local Thermodynamic EquilibriumPlanetary Atmospheres: Venus; Polar Lows; Optical Constants of Black Carbon (Soot); Contrail Climate Effects; Topography and Glaciers; RO: Signal Amplitude; Effect of Soot on Radiative Properties of Aerosols and Clouds; Seasonal Variations; Coherent Detection; flink7; Effects of Clouds on Solar Radiation; Agriculture Meteorology Forecasts; Future Issues; The WindTRAM; Photochemical Production; Important Atmospheric Interactions of DMS; Future Directions; ARCTIC AND ANTARCTIC; Climate Variability and Change; Atmospheric Circulation
  • Energy Balance Models (EBMs) and the Modeling Hierarchy
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