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Thermodynamics, kinetics, and microphysics of clouds

Author: V I Khvorostʹi︠a︡nov; Judith A Curry
Publisher: New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This book advances understanding of cloud microphysics and provides a unified theoretical foundation for modeling cloud processes, for researchers and advanced students.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: V I Khvorostʹi︠a︡nov; Judith A Curry
ISBN: 9781107016033 1107016037 1316055973 9781316055977 1139060007 9781139060004
OCLC Number: 869066542
Description: xviii, 782 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Clouds and their properties --
3. Thermodynamic relations --
4. Properties of water and aqueous solutions --
5. Diffusion and coagulation growth of drops and crystals --
6. Wet aerosol process --
7. Activation of cloud condensation nuclei into cloud drops --
8. Homogeneous nucleation --
9. Heterogeneous nucleation of drops and ice crystals --
10. Parameterizations of heterogeneous ice nucleation --
11. Deliquescence and efflorescence in atmospheric aerosols --
12. Terminal velocities of drops and crystals --
13. Broad size spectra in clouds and theory of stochastic condensation --
14. Analytical solutions to the stochastic kinetic equation for precipitating clouds.
Responsibility: Vitaly I. Khvorostyanov, Central Aerological Observatory, Russia, Judith A. Curry, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA.
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