The Resource Cloud dynamics, edited by Robert A. Houze, (electronic resource)

Cloud dynamics, edited by Robert A. Houze, (electronic resource)

Label
Cloud dynamics
Title
Cloud dynamics
Statement of responsibility
edited by Robert A. Houze
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As models of the Earth/atmosphere system and observations become ever more sophisticated, and concerns about climate change and societal impacts of extreme weather and its forecasting grow, understanding the role of clouds in the atmosphere is increasingly vital. Cloud Dynamics, Second Edition€provides the essential information needed to understand how clouds affect climate and weather. This comprehensive book examines the underlying physics and dynamics of every specific type of cloud that occurs in the Earth's atmosphere, showing how clouds differ dynamically depending on whether they occur over oceans or mountains, or as parts of atmospheric storms, such as thunderstorms, tropical cyclones, or warm and cold fronts. Covering both the microphysical and macrophysical aspects of clouds, the book treats all of the physical scales involved in cloud processes, from the microscale of the individual drops and ice particles up to scales of storms in which the clouds occur. As observational technology advances with increasingly sophisticated remote sensing capabilities, detailed understanding of how the dynamics and physics of clouds affect the quantities being measured is of paramount importance. This book underpins the work necessary€for proper interpretation of these observations, now and in the future. Provides the holistic understanding of clouds needed to pursue research on topics vital to life on EarthProvides in-depth understanding of all types of clouds over all regions of Earth, from the poles to the equatorIncludes detailed physical and dynamical insight into the entire spectrum of clouds populating Earth's atmosphere
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
  • 551.57
  • 551.576
Index
no index present
LC call number
QC921.6.D95
LC item number
H68 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
International Geophysics
Series volume
v.104
Label
Cloud dynamics, edited by Robert A. Houze, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • 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
Types of clouds in earth ś atmosphere; Atmospheric dynamics; Cloud microphysics; Remote sensing of clouds and precipitation; Clouds in shallow layers at low, middle, and high levels; Nimbostratus and the separation and stratiform precipitation; Basic cumulus dynamics: Cumilonimbus and severe storms
Control code
ocn883571307
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed
Extent
1 online resource (457 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780080921464
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b34512974
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)883571307
  • ebl0080921469

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