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Physics and dynamics of clouds and precipitation /

by Wang, Pao K.
Description: xvi, 452 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9781107005563; 1107005566.Subject(s): Cloud physics | Precipitation (Meteorology) | SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Meteorology & Climatology | Cloud physics | Precipitation (Meteorology)
Contents:
Preface -- 1. Observation of clouds -- 2. The shape and size of cloud and precipitation particles -- 3. Molecular structures of water substance -- 4. Bulk thermodynamic equilibrium among water vapor, liquid water, and ice -- 5. Surface thermodynamics of water substance -- 6. Aerosol in the atmosphere -- 7. Nucleation -- 8. Hydrodynamics of cloud and precipitation particles -- 9. Diffusion growth and evaporation of cloud and precipitation particles -- 10. Collision, coalescence, break-up and melting -- 11. Cloud drop population dynamics in warm rain process -- 12. Fundamental cloud dynamics -- 13. Numerical cloud models -- 14. Cloud electricity -- 15. Clouds-environment interaction -- References -- Index.
Summary: "This key new textbook provides a state-of-the-art view of the physics of cloud and precipitation formation, covering the most important topics in the field: the microphysics, thermodynamics, and cloud-scale dynamics. Highlights include: the condensation process explained with new insights from chemical physics studies; the impact of the particle curvature (the Kelvin equation) and solute effect "-- Provided by publisher.
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BOOK BOOK Foothills Lab QC921.5 .W363 2013 (Browse shelf) 1 Available

Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-444) and index.

"This key new textbook provides a state-of-the-art view of the physics of cloud and precipitation formation, covering the most important topics in the field: the microphysics, thermodynamics, and cloud-scale dynamics. Highlights include: the condensation process explained with new insights from chemical physics studies; the impact of the particle curvature (the Kelvin equation) and solute effect "-- Provided by publisher.

Preface -- 1. Observation of clouds -- 2. The shape and size of cloud and precipitation particles -- 3. Molecular structures of water substance -- 4. Bulk thermodynamic equilibrium among water vapor, liquid water, and ice -- 5. Surface thermodynamics of water substance -- 6. Aerosol in the atmosphere -- 7. Nucleation -- 8. Hydrodynamics of cloud and precipitation particles -- 9. Diffusion growth and evaporation of cloud and precipitation particles -- 10. Collision, coalescence, break-up and melting -- 11. Cloud drop population dynamics in warm rain process -- 12. Fundamental cloud dynamics -- 13. Numerical cloud models -- 14. Cloud electricity -- 15. Clouds-environment interaction -- References -- Index.

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