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Radiative transfer in the atmosphere and ocean

Author: Gary E Thomas; Knut Stamnes
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Series: Cambridge atmospheric and space science series.
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"Radiative transfer is important to a range of disciplines, from the study of greenhouse warming to stellar atmospheres and ocean optics. This text provides a foundation of the theoretical and practical aspects of radiative transfer for senior undergraduate and graduate students of atmospheric, oceanic, and environmental sciences. With an emphasis on formulation, judicial approximations and numerical solutions of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gary E Thomas; Knut Stamnes
ISBN: 0521401240 9780521401241
OCLC Number: 33439823
Description: xxvi, 517 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Basic Properties of Radiation, Atmospheres, and Oceans --
Ch. 2. Basic State Variables and the Radiative Transfer Equation --
Ch. 3. Basic Scattering Processes --
Ch. 4. Absorption by Solid, Aqueous, and Gaseous Media --
Ch. 5. Principles of Radiative Transfer --
Ch. 6. Formulation of Radiative Transfer Problems --
Ch. 7. Approximate Solutions of Prototype Problems --
Ch. 8. Accurate Numerical Solutions of Prototype Problems --
Ch. 9. Shortwave Radiative Transfer --
Ch. 10. Transmission in Spectrally Complex Media --
Ch. 11. Radiative Transfer in Nongray Media --
Ch. 12. The Role of Radiation in Climate --
App. A. Nomenclature: Glossary of Symbols --
App. B. Physical Constants --
App. C. Model Atmospheres.
Series Title: Cambridge atmospheric and space science series.
Responsibility: Gary E. Thomas and Knut Stamnes.
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"Radiative transfer is important to a range of disciplines, from the study of greenhouse warming to stellar atmospheres and ocean optics. This text provides a foundation of the theoretical and practical aspects of radiative transfer for senior undergraduate and graduate students of atmospheric, oceanic, and environmental sciences. With an emphasis on formulation, judicial approximations and numerical solutions of the radiative transfer equation, Radiative Transfer in the Atmosphere and Ocean fills a gap between descriptive texts covering the physical processes and the practical numerical approaches needed in research."--Jacket.

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