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Physics of the Marine Atmosphere - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483197517, 9781483222547

Physics of the Marine Atmosphere

1st Edition

International Geophysics Series, Vol. 7

Author: H. U. Roll
Editor: J. Van Mieghem
eBook ISBN: 9781483222547
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1965
Page Count: 434
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International Geophysics Series, Volume 7: Physics of the Marine Atmosphere discusses the influence exerted by the sea surface on the properties of the atmosphere as well as on atmospheric processes of small and medium scale. This book is composed of six chapters that specifically consider the exchange occurring in the boundary layer between ocean and atmosphere. The opening chapters deal with the particular difficulties inherent in meteorological measurements at sea. The remaining chapters describe the flow characteristics, thermodynamics, chemistry, electricity, and radioactivity of the marine atmosphere. Emphasis is placed on the physical approach rather than on geographical aspects and those of application. A discussion of the empirical facts is followed by theoretical interpretation.
Geophysicists, theoreticians, and scientists of the allied fields will find this book invaluable.

Table of Contents


1. Introduction and Basic Principles

2. Meteorological Observations and Measurements at Sea

2.1 Basic Problems

2.2 Operational Questions

2.3 Review of Instruments and Methods

3. Composition and Properties of the Marine Atmosphere

3.1 General Considerations

3.2 Atmospheric Nuclei above the Oceans

3.3 Chemistry of the Marine Atmosphere

3.4 Electricity and Radioactivity in the Marine Atmosphere

4. Flow Characteristics of the Marine Atmosphere

4.1 General Character of the Sea Surface as Lower Boundary of an Air Flow

4.2 Geometry of the Sea Surface

4.3 The Wind Field in the First Few Meters over the Sea Surface

4.4 The Wind Structure in the Maritime Friction Layer

4.5 Time Variations of Air Flow above the Sea Surface

5. Thermodynamic Processes in the Marine Atmosphere

5.1 The Temperature of the Sea Surface

5.2 The Temperature and Moisture Field in the First Few Meters above the Sea Surface

5.3 Thermodynamic Processes of Medium Scale in the Marine Atmosphere

5.4 Time Variations of Air Temperature and Humidity

6. Concluding Remarks


Textbooks for Mariners Published Since 1950

Author Index

Subject Index


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About the Author

H. U. Roll

About the Editor

J. Van Mieghem

Affiliations and Expertise

Royal Belgian Meteorological Institute, Uccle, Belgium

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