Airborne Measurements For Environmental Research

Author: Manfred Wendisch
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527653236
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This first comprehensive review of airborne measurement principles covers all atmospheric components and surface parameters. It describes the common techniques to characterize aerosol particles and cloud/precipitation elements, while also explaining radiation quantities and pertinent hyperspectral and active remote sensing measurement techniques along the way. As a result, the major principles of operation are introduced and exemplified using specific instruments, treating both classic and emerging measurement techniques. The two editors head an international community of eminent scientists, all of them accepted and experienced specialists in their field, who help readers to understand specific problems related to airborne research, such as immanent uncertainties and limitations. They also provide guidance on the suitability of instruments to measure certain parameters and to select the correct type of device. While primarily intended for climate, geophysical and atmospheric researchers, its relevance to solar system objects makes this work equally appealing to astronomers studying atmospheres of solar system bodies with telescopes and space probes.

Atmospheric Aerosols

Author: Claudio Tomasi
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527336435
Size: 12,28 MB
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The book describes the morphological, physical and chemical properties of aerosols from various natural and anthropogenic sources to help the reader better understand the direct role of aerosol particles in scattering and absorbing short- and long-wave radiation.

Energy Balance Climate Models

Author: Gerald R. North
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 352768381X
Size: 14,75 MB
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Written by renowned experts in the field, this first book to focus exclusively on energy balance climate models provides a concise overview of the topic. It covers all major aspects, from the simplest zero-dimensional models, proceeding to horizontally and vertically resolved models. The text begins with global average models, which are explored in terms of their elementary forms yielding the global average temperature, right up to the incorporation of feedback mechanisms and some analytical properties of interest. The effect of stochastic forcing is then used to introduce natural variability in the models before turning to the concept of stability theory. Other one dimensional or zonally averaged models are subsequently presented, along with various applications, including chapters on paleoclimatology, the inception of continental glaciations, detection of signals in the climate system, and optimal estimation of large scale quantities from point scale data. Throughout the book, the authors work on two mathematical levels: qualitative physical expositions of the subject material plus optional mathematical sections that include derivations and treatments of the equations along with some proofs of stability theorems. A must-have introduction for policy makers, environmental agencies, and NGOs, as well as climatologists, molecular physicists, and meteorologists.

Passive Microwave Remote Sensing Of The Earth

Author: Fuzhong Weng
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527336273
Size: 16,25 MB
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This book covers the fundamentals of satellite microwave instrument calibration, remote sensing sciences and algorithms, as well as the applications of the satellite microwave observations in weather and climate research.

Encyclopedia Of Atmospheric Sciences

Author: James R. Holton
Editor: Academic Pr
ISBN: 9780122270901
Size: 12,77 MB
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Optical Spectroscopic Techniques And Instrumentation For Atmospheric And Space Research

Author: Paul Byron Hays
ISBN: 9780819422187
Size: 17,74 MB
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Optical Engineering

Size: 12,27 MB
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