Thermodynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121995706, 9780080519197

Thermodynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, Volume 65

1st Edition

Authors: Judith Curry Peter Webster
Hardcover ISBN: 9780121995706
eBook ISBN: 9780080519197
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 16th December 1998
Page Count: 471
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Table of Contents

Basic Concepts: Composition, Structure, and State. First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics. Transfer Processes. Thermodynamics of Water. Nucleation and Diffusional Growth. Moist Thermodynamics Processes in the Atmosphere. Static Stability of the Atmosphere and Ocean. Cloud Characteristics and Processes. Ocean Surface Exchanges of Heat and Freshwater. Sea, Ice, Snow, and Glaciers. Thermohaline Processes in the Ocean. Special Topics: Global Energy and Entropy Balances. Thermodynamics Feedbacks in the Climate System. Planetary Atmospheres and Surface Ice. Appendices. Subject Index.


Description

Basic Concepts: Composition, Structure, and State. First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics. Transfer Processes. Thermodynamics of Water. Nucleation and Diffusional Growth. Moist Thermodynamics Processes in the Atmosphere. Static Stability of the Atmosphere and Ocean. Cloud Characteristics and Processes. Ocean Surface Exchanges of Heat and Freshwater. Sea, Ice, Snow, and Glaciers. Thermohaline Processes in the Ocean. Special Topics: Global Energy and Entropy Balances. Thermodynamics Feedbacks in the Climate System. Planetary Atmospheres and Surface Ice. Appendices. Subject Index.

Readership

Graduate and upper-level undergraduate students with backgrounds in physics, chemistry, mathematics, and engineering who are studying atmospheric science and oceanography.


Details

No. of pages:
471
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1999
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080519197
Hardcover ISBN:
9780121995706

Reviews

"This is an excellent and well-written book . . . it will be very useful for students and for any environmental scientist." @source:--Hermann W. Bange, Mainz, Germany @qu:". . should find its place in libraries of university Earth science departments, as well as in private libraries of students and researchers in the fields of meteorology, climatology and oceanography." @source:--Pure & Applied Geophysics @qu:"This book represents a serious attempt to combine the thermodynamics of air, water, and ice in a single text. The book is well written and most of the derivations of the equations are relatively easy to follow. Numerous diagrams and tables complement the text. References at the end of the chapters are also collected at the end of the book and provide sources for additional information. Problems at the end of each chapter and selected answers at the back of the book will be useful for those who use this book as a text. The appendices contain a comprehensive list of symbols that I found to be very handy, as well as other useful information." @source:--Jay S. Hobgood, EOS, TRANSACTIONS OF THE AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION, December 2001


About the Authors

Judith Curry Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Peter Webster Author

Peter M. Webster is Systems Librarian for the Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Canada.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Colorado, Boulder, U.S.A.