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Radiation and cloud processes in the atmosphere : theory, observation, and modeling

Author: Kuo-Nan Liou
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
Series: Oxford monographs on geology and geophysics, no. 20.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kuo-Nan Liou
ISBN: 0195049101 9780195049107
OCLC Number: 24066040
Language Note: English.
Description: ix, 487 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction. 1.1. Radiative Equilibrium of the Earth-Atmosphere System. 1.2. Atmospheric Composition and Absorbing Gases. 1.3. Global Energy Budget. 1.4. Vertical Temperature Structure and the Greenhouse Effect. 1.5. Radiation Balance, General Circulation, and Thermal Structure of the Atmosphere --
2. Theory and Parameterization of Thermal Infrared Radiative Transfer. 2.1. Fundamentals of Thermal Infrared Radiative Transfer. 2.2. Absorption Characteristics of Atmospheric Gases. 2.3. Computation of Transmittance and Application. 2.4. Band Models. 2.5. Physical Adjustment of Spectral Transmittance for Nonhomogeneous Atmospheres. 2.6. k-Distribution Method. 2.7. Broadband Approaches to Flux and Cooling-Rate Computations --
3. Theory and Parameterization of Solar Radiative Transfer. 3.1. Basic Equations for Solar Radiative Transfer. 3.2. Exact Methods for Radiative Transfer. 3.3. Two-Stream and Eddington's Approximations for Radiative Transfer. 3.4. Delta-Function Adjustment and Similarity Principle. 3.5. [delta]-Four-Stream Approximation for Radiative Transfer Parameterization. 3.6. Principles of Invariance and Radiative Flux Transfer. 3.7. Application of Radiative Transfer Methods to Nonhomogeneous Atmospheres. 3.8. Absorption of Solar Flux in Scattering Atmospheres, Spectral Integration, and Parameterization --
4. Theory, Observation, and Modeling of Cloud Processes in the Atmosphere. 4.1. A Global View of Clouds from Satellites. 4.2. Some Aspects of Cloud Climatology. 4.3. Microphysical Properties of Various Cloud Types. 4.4. Development of Basic Equations for Moisture and Cloud Fields. 4.5. Parameterization of Sources and Sinks of Moisture. 4.6. Transport of Heat and Moisture by Eddies. 4.7. Stratiform Cloud Models. 4.8. Convection in the Atmosphere and Cumulus Cloud Models --
5. Radiative Transfer in Clouds. 5.1. Scattering and Absorption Properties of Cloud Particles. 5.2. Radiative Properties of Clouds. 5.3. Parameterization of the Radiative Properties of Clouds. 5.4. Radiative Transfer in Finite Clouds. 5.5. Radiative Transfer in an Anisotropic Medium --
6. Atmospheres in Radiative and Thermal Equilibrium. 6.1. Solar Insolation. 6.2. Global Radiative Equilibrium. 6.3. Radiative and Thermal Equilibrium in Nongray Atmospheres. 6.4. Earth Radiation Budget as Viewed from Space. 6.5. Energy Budget of the Atmosphere and the Surface --
7. The Role of Radiation and Cloud Processes in Atmospheric Models. 7.1. Radiation and Cloud Effects in One-Dimensional Radiative-Convective Models. 7.2. The Role of Radiation in One-Dimensional Energy Balance Climate Models. 7.3. Radiation and Cloud Effects in Two-Dimensional Models. 7.4. The Role of Radiation and Cloud Processes in General Circulation Models --
Appendix A. Physical Constants --
Appendix B. Standard Atmospheric Profiles --
Appendix C. Complex Refractive Index of Water and Ice.
Series Title: Oxford monographs on geology and geophysics, no. 20.
Responsibility: K.N. Liou.
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