Lectures in meteorology / Nicole Molders, Gerhard Kramm.
Contributor(s): Kramm, Gerhard [author.].Series: Springer atmospheric sciences: Publisher: Cham : Springer, 2014Description: xix, 591 pages : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 3319021435; 9783319021430.Subject(s): Meteorology | Meteorology -- Mathematical models | Atmospheric thermodynamics | Atmospheric chemistry | Climatology | Atmospheric chemistry | Atmospheric thermodynamics | Climatology | Meteorology | Meteorology -- Mathematical models | MeteorologieDDC classification: 551.5 LOC classification: QC861.3 | .M65 2014
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Thermodynamics -- Clouds and Precipitation -- Atmospheric Radiation -- Atmospheric Chemistry -- Dynamics and Synoptic -- Climate and Climatology.
Lectures in Meteorology is a comprehensive reference book for meteorologists and environmental scientists to look up material on the thermodynamics, dynamics and chemistry of the troposphere. The lectures demonstrate how to derive/develop equations - an essential tool for model development. All chapters present applications of the material including numerical models. The lectures are written in modular form, i.e. they can be used at the undergraduate level for classes covered by the chapters or at the graduate level as a comprehensive, intensive course. The student/instructor can address chapters 2 (thermodynamics) and 4 (radiation) in any order. They can also switch the order of chapter 5 (chemistry) and 6 (dynamics). Chapter 7 (climatology and climate) requires an understanding of all chapters. Chapter 3 (cloud physics) needs basics from chapter 2 to understand the cloud microphysical processes. The governing conservation equations for trace constituents, dry air, water substances, total mass, energy, entropy and momentum are presented, including simplifications and their application in models. A brief introduction to atmospheric boundary layer processes is presented as well.