An Introduction to Atmospheric Radiation
- K. N. Liou, University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
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.
Senior undergraduate and graduate students and academic and professional researchers in atmospheric sciences, particularly remote sensing, radiation climatology, cloud physics and thermodynamics.