Physics and chemistry of clouds

Dennis Lamb, Johannes Verlinde

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Abstract

Clouds affect our daily weather and play key roles in the global climate. Through their ability to precipitate, clouds provide virtually all of the fresh water on Earth and are a crucial link in the hydrologic cycle. With ever-increasing importance being placed on quantifiable predictions - from forecasting the local weather to anticipating climate change - we must understand how clouds operate in the real atmosphere, where interactions with natural and anthropogenic pollutants are common. This textbook provides students - whether seasoned or new to the atmospheric sciences - with a quantitative yet approachable path to learning the inner workings of clouds. Developed over many years of the authors' teaching at Pennsylvania State University, Physics and Chemistry of Clouds is an invaluable textbook for advanced students in atmospheric science, meteorology, environmental sciences/engineering and atmospheric chemistry. It is also a very useful reference text for researchers and professionals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages584
ISBN (Electronic)9780511976377
ISBN (Print)9780521899109
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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