WorldCat Identities

Salby, Murry L.

Overview
Works: 6 works in 49 publications in 1 language and 1,771 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QC861.2, 551.5
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Murry L Salby
Fundamentals of atmospheric physics by Murry L Salby( Book )

24 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fundamentals of Atmospheric Physics emphasizes the interrelationships of physical and dynamical meteorology. The text unifies four major subject areas: atmospheric thermodynamics, hydrostatic equilibrium and stability, atmospheric radiation and clouds, and atmospheric dynamics. These fundamental areas serve as cornerstones of modern atmospheric research on environmental issues like global change and ozone depletion. Physical concepts underlying these subject areas are developed from first principles, providing a self-contained text for students and scholars from diverse backgrounds. The presentation is Lagrangian (single-body problems) in perspective, with a balance of theory and application. Each chapter includes detailed and extensive problems; selected answers are provided, as are appendices of various constants. The text requires a thorough foundation in calculus. * Presents a comprehensive introduction to atmospheric thermodynamics, hydrostatics, radiation and clouds, and dynamics * Develops concepts from first principles, providing a self-contained volume for readers from diverse backgrounds * Emphasizes the interaction of physical processes shaping global problems of atmospheric energetics, transport, and chemistry * Provides a balance of theory and applications, with examples drawn from a wide range of phenomena figuring in global atmospheric research * Extensively illustrated with global satellite imagery and analyses and photographs of laboratory simulations * Exercises apply to a wide range of topical problems
Physics of the atmosphere and climate by Murry L Salby( Book )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Murry Salby's new book provides an integrated treatment of the processes controlling the Earth-atmosphere system, developed from first principles through a balance of theory and applications. This book builds on Salby's previous book, Fundamentals of Atmospheric Physics. The scope has been expanded into climate, with the presentation streamlined for undergraduates in science, mathematics and engineering. Advanced material, suitable for graduate students and as a resource for researchers, has been retained but distinguished from the basic development. The book provides a conceptual yet quantitative understanding of the controlling influences, integrated through theory and major applications. It leads readers through a methodical development of the diverse physical processes that shape weather, global energetics and climate. End-of-chapter problems of varying difficulty develop student knowledge and its quantitative application, supported by answers and detailed solutions online for instructors"--
Fundamentals of atmospheric physics by Murry L Salby( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Fundamentals of atmospheric physics by Murry L Salby( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Stratospheric Constituent Response to Vertically Propagating Equatorial Waves( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Planetary-scale equatorial waves play an important role in the dynamics of the tropical atmosphere. They are believed to be excited in unsteady convective heating in the tropical troposphere. From convective centers in the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ), equatorial waves propagate vertically into the upper atmosphere where they are eventually absorbed, e.g., through radiative dissipation. A spectrum of vertically propagating Kelvin waves was revealed to be trapped about the equator, radiating vertically out of the tropical troposphere. Two other Kelvin waves were found with phase velocities 2 and 4 times as fast. The ultrafast Kelvin wave move at nearly 120 m/s and are seen to propagate to the highest altitude observed by Nimbus-7 LIMS. Each class has the form of a Kelvin wave, a Gaussian centered on the equator and propagating vertically, and all satisfy the dispersion relationship for equatorial Kelvin waves. These vertically propagating Kelvin waves account for a substantial fraction of the temperature variability in the tropical stratosphere. In combination, they lead to temperature fluctuations in excess of 5K in the upper stratosphere and mesosphere. Because several chemical constituents are photochemically controlled in this region, vertically propagating Kelvin waves are expected to lead to variations in the abundances of such species. Through temperature sensitivity of their chemical rate coefficients, several species should respond photochemically to the fluctuating wave field. (JHD)
 
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