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An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology, Volume 88, Fourth Edition (International Geophysics)

An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology, Volume 88, Fourth Edition (International Geophysics)

by James R. Holton (Author)
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An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology, Fourth Edition presents a cogent explanation of the fundamentals of meteorology, and explains storm dynamics for weather-oriented meteorologists. This revised edition features updated treatments on climate dynamics, tropical meteorology, middle atmosphere dynamics, and numerical prediction. It contains a wealth of illustrations to elucidate text and equations, plus end-of-chapter problems. This book is recommended for senior and graduate students in meteorology and atmospheric science, as well as atmospheric scientists desiring a broad overview of dynamical meteorology.* Provides clear physical explanations of key dynamical principles * Contains a wealth of illustrations to elucidate text and equations, plus end-of-chapter problems * Holton is one of the leading authorities in contemporary meteorology, and well known for his clear writing style NEW IN THIS EDITION Updated treatments on climate dynamics, tropical meteorology, middle atmosphere dynamics, and numerical prediction



An Introduction to Atmospheric Radiation, Volume 84, Second Edition (International Geophysics)

An Introduction to Atmospheric Radiation, Volume 84, Second Edition (International Geophysics)

by K. N. Liou (Author)
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This Second Edition of An Introduction to Atmospheric Radiation has been extensively revised to address the fundamental study and quantitative measurement of the interactions of solar and terrestrial radiation with molecules, aerosols, and cloud particles in planetary atmospheres. It contains 70% new material, much of it stemming from the investigation of the atmospheric greenhouse effects of external radiative perturbations in climate systems, and the development of methodologies for inferring atmospheric and surface parameters by means of remote sensing. Liou's comprehensive treatment of the fundamentals of atmospheric radiation was developed for students, academics, and researchers in atmospheric sciences, remote sensing, and climate modeling.Balanced treatment of fundamentals and applicationsIncludes over 170 illustrations to complement the concise description of each subjectNumerous examples and hands-on exercises at the end of each chapter



Sea Floor Spreading and Continental Drift (Geophysics and Astrophysics Monographs)

Sea Floor Spreading and Continental Drift (Geophysics and Astrophysics Monographs)

by J. Coulomb (Author), R.W. Tanner (Translator)
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Studies of the magnetic anomalies paralleling ocean ridges have furnished partisans of continental drift with decisive arguments. To take stock of this important question, my colleague Thellier and I decided in the early summer of 1967 to make it the subject of the annual seminar on Earth physics for the school year 1967-68. Although research was still developing rapidly, the General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics held in Switzerland in September, particularly some of the meetings in Zurich under the auspices of the International Committee for the Upper Mantle, appeared to confirm that we had made no important omissions. At the con­ clusion of the seminar, where I had been responsible for most of the lectures, I resolved to write the present volume for the non-specialized scientific reader. The project turned out to be a good deal more ambitious than I had thought. It is quite an undertaking nowadays to try to survey a rapidly growing subject, first of all because of the difficulty of gathering material; publication delays are now nearing one year, with the result that specialists communicate largely through a selective distribution of reports, as well as verbally in frequent colloquia. I warmly thank those who helped me in getting unpublished literature, especially Xavier Le Pichon. Even so, some essential work came to my knowledge only lately.



The Solid Earth: An Introduction to Global Geophysics

The Solid Earth: An Introduction to Global Geophysics

by C. M. R. Fowler (Author)
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The second edition of this acclaimed textbook has been brought fully up-to-date to reflect the latest advances in geophysical research. It is designed for students in introductory geophysics courses who have a general background in the physical sciences, including introductory calculus. New to this edition are a section of color plates and separate sections on the earth's mantle and core. The book also contains an extensive glossary of terms, and includes numerous exercises for which solutions are available to instructors from www.cambridge.org/9780521893077. First Edition Hb (1990): 0-521-37025-6 First Edition Pb (1990): 0-521-38590-3



Introduction to Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Volume 101, Second Edition: Physical and Numerical Aspects (International Geophysics)

Introduction to Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Volume 101, Second Edition: Physical and Numerical Aspects (International Geophysics)

by Benoit Cushman-Roisin (Author), Jean-Marie Beckers (Author)
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This book provides an introductory-level exploration of geophysical fluid dynamics (GFD), the principles governing air and water flows on large terrestrial scales. Physical principles are illustrated with the aid of the simplest existing models, and the computer methods are shown in juxtaposition with the equations to which they apply. It explores contemporary topics of climate dynamics and equatorial dynamics, including the Greenhouse Effect, global warming, and the El Nino Southern Oscillation.Combines both physical and numerical aspects of geophysical fluid dynamics into a single affordable volumeExplores contemporary topics such as the Greenhouse Effect, global warming and the El Nino Southern OscillationBiographical and historical notes at the ends of chapters trace the intellectual development of the fieldRecipient of the 2010 Wernaers Prize, awarded each year by the National Fund for Scientific Research of Belgium (FNR-FNRS).



Meteorology: Understanding the Atmosphere

Meteorology: Understanding the Atmosphere

by Steven A. Ackerman (Author), John A. Knox (Author)
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Every new copy of this title includes an online access code to the Meteorology, Third Edition Interactive Study Guide. Written for the undergraduate, non-majors course, the Third Edition engages students with real-world examples and a captivating narrative. It highlights how we observe the atmosphere and then uses those discoveries to explain atmospheric phenomena. Early chapters discuss the primary atmospheric variables involved in the formation of weather: pressure, temperature, moisture, clouds, and precipitation, and include practical information on weather maps and weather observation. The remainder of the book focuses on weather and climate topics such as the interaction between atmosphere and ocean, severe/extreme weather, and climate change.



Handbook of Agricultural Geophysics (Books in Soils, Plants, and the Environment)

Handbook of Agricultural Geophysics (Books in Soils, Plants, and the Environment)

by Barry Allred (Editor), Jeffrey J. Daniels (Editor), Mohammad Reza Ehsani (Editor)
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Precision farming, site infrastructure assessment, hydrologic monitoring, and environmental investigations ― these are just a few current and potential uses of near-surface geophysical methods in agriculture. Responding to the growing demand for this technology, the Handbook of Agricultural Geophysics supplies a clear, concise overview of near-surface geophysical methods that can be used in agriculture and provides detailed descriptions of situations in which these techniques have been employed.



Descriptive Physical Oceanography, Sixth Edition: An Introduction

Descriptive Physical Oceanography, Sixth Edition: An Introduction

by Lynne D. Talley (Author)
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Descriptive Physical Oceanography, Sixth Edition, provides an introduction to the field with an emphasis on large-scale oceanography based mainly on observations. Topics covered include the physical properties of seawater, heat and salt budgets, instrumentation, data analysis methods, introductory dynamics, oceanography and climate variability of each of the oceans and of the global ocean, and brief introductions to the physical setting, waves, and coastal oceanography. This updated version contains ocean basin descriptions, including ocean climate variability, emphasizing dynamical context; new chapters on global ocean circulation and introductory ocean dynamics; and a new companion website containing PowerPoint figures, lecture and study guides, and practical exercises for analyzing a global ocean data set using Java OceanAtlas. This text is ideal for undergraduates and graduate students in marine sciences and oceanography.Expanded ocean basin descriptions, including ocean climate variability, emphasizing dynamical contextNew chapters on global ocean circulation and introductory ocean dynamics Companion website containing PowerPoint figures, supplemental chapters, and practical exercises for analyzing a global ocean data set using Java OceanAtlas



Introduction to Marine Biogeochemistry, Second Edition

Introduction to Marine Biogeochemistry, Second Edition

by Susan Libes (Author)
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Introduction to Marine Biogeochemistry focuses on the ocean's role in the biogeochemical cycling of selected elements and the impact of humans on the cycling of these elements. Among the topics covered are the chemical composition of seawater from the perspectives of elemental speciation and the impacts of solutes on water's physical behavior; biogeochemical phenomena which control accumulation and preservation of marine sediments; marine chemistry of radioactive and stable isotopes; and seawater pollution. The book contains many examples as well as steady-state models to aid readers in understanding this growing and complex science..The focus of Introduction to Marine Biogeochemistry is the concept of the ocean as a system, linking land and atmospheric processesThe text integrates the most current research, allowing students to learn concepts in contextIncludes detailed coverage of computational aspects



Solved Problems in Geophysics

Solved Problems in Geophysics

by Elisa Buforn (Author), Carmen Pro (Author), Agustín Udías (Author)
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Solving problems is an indispensable exercise for mastering the theory underlying the various branches of geophysics. This book is a collection of nearly 200 problems in geophysics, which are solved in detail showing each step of their solution, the equations used and the assumptions made. Simple figures are also included to help students understand how to reduce a problem to its key elements. The book introduces the equations most commonly used in solving geophysical problems, and presents a series of exercises for the main, classical areas of geophysics - gravity, geomagnetism, seismology, and heat flow and geochronology. Problems range from simple exercises for the most elementary courses to more complex problems suitable for graduate-level students. This handy book is the ideal adjunct to core course textbooks on geophysical theory. It is a convenient source of additional homework and exam questions for instructors, and provides students with a practice or revision aid.



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