Description

This authoritative resource covers all aspects of atmospheric sciences—including both theory and applications. Nearly 350 articles and over 1,900 figures and photographs are presented, many in full-color. The Encyclopedia is an ideal resource for academia, government, and industry in the fields of atmospheric, ocean, and environmental sciences. It is written at a level that allows undergraduate students to understand the material, while providing active researchers with the latest information in the field. The Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences has been developed alongside the award-winning Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences. Together these references provide readers with a comprehensive resource and a link between these two fields. Also available online on ScienceDirect. For online version information, please visit http://www.info.sciencedirect.com/reference_works

Key Features

@bul:*Covers all aspects of atmospheric sciences—including both theory and applications *Presents nearly 350 articles and over 1,900 figures and photographs *Broad-ranging articles include topics such as atmospheric chemistry, biogeochemical cycles, boundary layers, clouds, general circulation, global change, mesoscale meteorology, ozone, radar, satellite remote sensing, and weather prediction. *An ideal resource for academia, government, and industry in the fields of atmospheric, ocean, and environmental sciences *The Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences was developed alongside the award-winning Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences; together these references provide readers with a comprehensive resource and a link between these two fields

Readership

Academic libraries servicing meteorology, environmental sciences, and oceanography departments. Practicing meteorologists, climatologists, oceanographers, environmental scientists, and ecologists in corporate and government industrial settings or research institutions.

Details

No. of pages:
2780
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2003
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Not Applicable ISBN:
9780122270901
Electronic ISBN:
9780080523576

About the authors

James Holton

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

Judith Curry

Affiliations and Expertise

Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Reviews

@qu:Named as a 2002 BEST REFERENCE SOURCE by Library Journal!


@qu:""the scope of this publication is truly comprehensive...an extraordinary achievement... this Encyclopedia will fill a real need, and we do hope that it will be made widely available in libraries of universities and scientific institutions.""
@source:JOURNAL OF ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY


@qu:""Fifty years ago, the state of knowledge of the atmosphere could adequately be summarized in a single-volume reference. Today, it easily consumes six volumes and includes the work of 400 scientists worldwide. The 330 authoritative and concise articles review such complex subjects as weather prediction, climate change and variability, and atmospheric chemistry. Beautifully illustrated with maps, charts, photos and illustrations.""

""Libraries that currently own the rather old McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (1979) and the Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences and Astrogeology (1967) will want to update their collections with this more comprehensive resource. Recommended for academic libraries.""
@source:LIBRARY JOURNAL


@qu:""In the most scholarly encyclopedia to date covering weather and climate, 30 editors have assembled the work of over 400 experts from academia, government, and industry to produce approximately 330 articles on atmospheric science topics drawn from basic meteorology, climatology, climate change, and atmospheric chemistry. The signed articles, about 4,000 words in length, are well written and highly informative. Each includes a bibliography of additional readings. Excellent pictures, charts, graphs, maps, diagrams, and formulas supplement the text. The encyclopedia is well indexed and cross-referenced and includes several useful appendixes. It will make an excellent starting point for both lower- and upper-