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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:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text presents an introduction to the atmosphere and the fundamentals of weather. Examining different aspects of the mass, energy and circulation systems observed in the atmosphere, it provides explained accounts of specific phenomena, including the composition and structure of the atmosphere.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Russell D Thompson
ISBN: 0415171458 9780415171458 0415171466 9780415171465
OCLC Number: 38112821
Description: xx, 194 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: The composition of the atmosphere --
The structure of the atmosphere --
Radiative fluxes and radiation balance --
Net radiation and energy transfers within the atmosphere and at the Earth's surface --
Energy transfers within the troposphere and their influence on atmospheric stability tendencies --
Evaporation and evapotranspiration --
The condensation process and condensation forms at or close to the Earth's surface, dew, hoar frost and fog --
Condensation forms in the troposphere, away from the Earth's surface, clouds and precipitation --
The distribution of global surface pressure systems --
Surface airflow --
Upper troposphere pressure and wind systems --
Air masses and fronts --
Weather disturbances --
Weather disturbances of middle and high latitudes --
Tropical weather disturbances --
Tertiary circulaiton --
local airflows.
Series Title: Routledge introductions to environment series.
Responsibility: Russell D. Thompson.
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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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