The Resource Cloud dynamics, Robert A. Houze, Jr

Cloud dynamics, Robert A. Houze, Jr

Label
Cloud dynamics
Title
Cloud dynamics
Statement of responsibility
Robert A. Houze, Jr
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Clouds play a critical role in the Earth's climate, general atmospheric circulation, and global water balance. Clouds are essential elements in mesoscale meteorology, atmospheric chemistry, air pollution, atmosphericradiation, and weather forecasting, and thus must be understood by any student or researcher in the atmospheric sciences. Cloud Dynamics provides a skillful and comprehensive examination of the nature of clouds--what they look like and why, how scientists observe them, and the basic dynamics and physics that underlie them. The book describes the mechanics governing each type of cloud that occurs in Earth's atmosphere, and the organization of various types of clouds in larger weather systems such as fronts, thunderstorms, and hurricanes. This book is aimed specifically at graduate students, advanced undergraduates, practicing researchers either already in atmospheric science or moving in from a related scientific field, and operational meteorologists. Some prior knowledge of atmospheric dynamics and physics is helpful, but a thorough overview of the necessary prerequisites is supplied. Key Highlights of This Text Provides a complete treatment of clouds integrating the analysis of air motions with cloud structure, microphysics, and precipitation mechanics Describes and explains the basic types of clouds and cloud systems that occur in the atmosphere-fog, stratus, stratocumulus, altocumulus, altostratus, cirrus, thunderstorms, tornadoes, waterspouts, orographically induced clouds, mesoscale convection complexes, hurricanes, fronts, and extratropical cyclones Presents a photographic guide, presented in the first chapter, linking the examination of each type of cloud with an image to enhance visual retention and understanding Summarizes the fundamentals, both observational and theoretical, of atmospheric dynamics, thermodynamics, cloud microphysics, and radar meteorology, allowing each type of cloud to be examined in depth Integrates the latest field observations, numerical model simulations, and theory Supplies a theoretical treatment suitable for the advanced undergraduate or graduate level
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
551.57/6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC921.6.D95
LC item number
H68 1993eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
International geophysics
Series volume
v. 53
Label
Cloud dynamics, Robert A. Houze, Jr
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 539-556) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Fundamentals -- pt. 2. Phenomena
Control code
ocn427392836
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxix, 573 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780080502106
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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81653:81653
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b27431010
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)427392836
  • acaebk0080502105
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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