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Atmospheric processes and systems

Author: Russell D Thompson
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1998.
Series: Routledge introductions to environment series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a non-technical introduction to complex themes and processes of the atmosphere which play such a dominant role in shaping our physical environment and in controlling activities and responses  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Thompson, Russell D.
Atmospheric processes and systems.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1998
(DLC) 97051936
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Russell D Thompson
ISBN: 9780203015872 0203015878 9780415171458 0415171458 9780415171465 0415171466
OCLC Number: 76898502
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 194 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Part Part I Introduction to the Atmosphere --
chapter 1 The composition of the atmosphere --
chapter 2 The structure of the atmosphere --
part Part II Radiative Fluxes and Energy Transfers in the Atmosphere and at the Earth's Surface --
chapter 3 Radiative fluxes and radiation balance --
chapter 4 Net radiation and energy transfers within the atmosphere and at the Earth's surface --
chapter 5 Energy transfers within the troposphere and their influence on atmospheric stability tendencies --
part Part III Atmospheric Water --
chapter 6 Evaporation and evapotranspiration --
chapter 7 The condensation process and condensation forms at or close to the Earth's surface: dew, hoar frost and fog --
chapter 8 Condensation forms in the troposphere, away from the Earth's surface: clouds and precipitation --
part Part IV The Primary Atmospheric Circulation: Global Pressure and Winds at the Earth's Surface and within the Troposphere --
chapter 9 The distribution of global surface pressure systems --
chapter 10 Surface airflow --
chapter 11 Upper troposphere pressure and wind systems --
part Part V Secondary and Tertiary Circulations: Synoptic Situations and Local Airflows --
chapter 12 Air masses and fronts --
chapter 13 Weather disturbances --
chapter 14 Weather disturbances of middle and high latitudes --
chapter 15 Tropical weather disturbances --
chapter 16 Tertiary circulations/local airflows.
Series Title: Routledge introductions to environment series.
Responsibility: Russell D. Thompson.

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