|Item type||Location||Call number||Copy||Status||Date due|
|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.