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Fundamentals of atmospheric modeling

Author: Mark Z Jacobson
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"This well-received and comprehensive textbook on atmospheric processes and numerical methods has been thoroughly revised and updated. The new edition includes a wide range of new numerical techniques for solving problems in areas such as cloud microphysics, ocean-atmosphere exchange processes, and atmospheric radiative properties. It also contains improved descriptions of atmospheric physics, dynamics, radiation,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Z Jacobson
ISBN: 052183970X 9780521839709 0521548659 9780521548656
OCLC Number: 56214719
Description: xiv, 813 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Atmospheric structure, composition, and thermodynamics --
The continuity and thermodynamic energy equations --
The momentum equation in Cartesian and spherical coordinates --
Vertical-coordinate conversions --
Numerical solutions to partial differential equations --
Finite-differencing the equations of atmospheric dynamics --
Boundary-layer and surface processes --
Radiative energy transfer --
Gas-phase species, chemical reactions, and reaction rates --
Urban, free-tropospheric, and stratospheric chemistry --
Methods of solving chemical ordinary differential equations --
Particle components, size distributions, and size structures --
Aerosol emission and nucleation --
Coagulation --
Condensation, evaporation, deposition, and sublimation --
Chemical equilibrium and dissolution processes --
Cloud thermodynamics and dynamics --
Irreversible aqueous chemistry --
Sedimentation, dry deposition, and air-sea exchange --
Model design, application, and testing --
Appendix A : Conversions and constants --
Appendix B : Tables.
Responsibility: Mark Z. Jacobson.
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