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Physics and Dynamics of Clouds and Precipitation

作者: Wang, Pao K. 出版社: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN: 9781107005563分类号: P426.5 /W246
出版时间: 2013-04-22有398人浏览

Physics and Dynamics of Clouds and Precipitation

[Book Description]

This key new textbook provides a state-of-the-art view of the physics of cloud and precipitation formation, covering the most important topics in the field: the microphysics, thermodynamics and cloud-scale dynamics. Highlights include: the condensation process explained with new insights from chemical physics studies; the impact of the particle curvature (the Kelvin equation) and solute effect (the Kohler equation); homogeneous and heterogeneous nucleation from recent molecular dynamic simulations; and the hydrodynamics of falling hydrometeors and their impact on collision growth. 3D cloud-model simulations demonstrate the dynamics and microphysics of deep convective clouds and cirrus formation, and each chapter contains problems enabling students to review and implement their new learning. Packed with detailed mathematical derivations and cutting-edge stereographic illustrations, this is an ideal text for graduate and advanced undergraduate courses, and also serves as a reference for academic researchers and professionals working in atmospheric science, meteorology, climatology, remote sensing and environmental science.

[Table of Contents]

Preface                                            ix
1 Observation of clouds 1 (26)
2 The shape and size of cloud and 27 (41)
precipitation particles
3 Molecular structures of water substance 68 (18)
4 Bulk thermodynamic equilibrium among 86 (21)
water vapor, liquid water, and ice
5 Surface thermodynamics of water substance 107(27)
6 Aerosol in the atmosphere 134(22)
7 Nucleation 156(26)
8 Hydrodynamics of cloud and precipitation 182(46)
particles
9 Diffusion growth and evaporation of cloud 228(24)
and precipitation particles
10 Collision, coalescence, breakup, and 252(36)
melting
11 Cloud drop population dynamics in the 288(17)
warm rain process
12 Fundamental cloud dynamics 305(22)
13 Numerical cloud models 327(36)
14 Cloud electricity 363(33)
15 Clouds-environment interaction 396(33)
References 429(16)
Index 445

 

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