The Resource Physics and chemistry of clouds, Dennis Lamb, Johannes Verlinde

Physics and chemistry of clouds, Dennis Lamb, Johannes Verlinde

Label
Physics and chemistry of clouds
Title
Physics and chemistry of clouds
Statement of responsibility
Dennis Lamb, Johannes Verlinde
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Clouds affect our daily weather and play key roles in the global climate. Through their ability to precipitate, clouds provide virtually all of the fresh water on Earth and are a crucial link in the hydrologic cycle. With ever-increasing importance being placed on quantifiable predictions - from forecasting the local weather to anticipating climate change - we must understand how clouds operate in the real atmosphere, where interactions with natural and anthropogenic pollutants are common. This textbook provides students - whether seasoned or new to the atmospheric sciences - with a quantitative yet approachable path to learning the inner workings of clouds. Developed over many years of the authors' teaching at Pennsylvania State University, Physics and Chemistry of Clouds is an invaluable textbook for advanced students in atmospheric science, meteorology, environmental sciences/engineering and atmospheric chemistry. It is also a very useful reference text for researchers and professionals"--
  • "Clouds contribute to the environment in many ways. Clouds, through a variety of physical processes acting over many spatial scales, provide both liquid and solid forms of precipitation and nature's only significant source of fresh water. Under extreme circumstances, however, clouds and precipitation may not form at all, leading to prolonged droughts in some regions. At other times and places, too much rain or snow falls, giving rise to devastating floods or blizzards. Liquid rain drops bring usable water directly to the surface, while simultaneously carrying many trace chemicals out of the atmosphere and into the ecosystems of the Earth. Chemical wet deposition thereby supplies nutrients (and sometimes toxic compounds) to both terrestrial and aquatic lifeforms, as well as the weak acids responsible for the weathering of the Earth's crust. The solid forms of precipitation contribute in additional ways to the world as we know it. Snow, for instance, forms the winter snowpacks that dramatically affect the radiation balance and climate of high latitudes on a seasonal basis"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
551.57/6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC921.6.D95
LC item number
L36 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Physics and chemistry of clouds, Dennis Lamb, Johannes Verlinde
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 562-567) 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
1. Introduction; 2. The atmospheric setting; 3. Equilibria; 4. Change; 5. Cloud thermodynamics; 6. Cloud formation and evolution; 7. Nucleation; 8. Growth from the vapor; 9. Growth by collection; 10. Evolution of supersaturation; 11. Warm clouds; 12. Cold clouds; 13. Cloud chemistry; 14. Electrification; Appendix A. Cloud classification; Appendix B. Basics of thermodynamics; Appendix C. Boltzmann distribution; Index
Control code
ocn774385278
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 584 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139190633
Lccn
2011010611
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613383945
Other physical details
illustrations
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338394
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not applicable
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.b35795050
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)774385278
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