## An Introduction to Atmospheric PhysicsA quantitative introduction to the Earth's atmosphere for intermediate-advanced undergraduate and graduate students, with an emphasis on underlying physical principles. This edition has been brought completely up-to-date, and now includes a new chapter on the physics of climate change which builds upon material introduced in earlier chapters, giving the student a broad understanding of some of the physical concepts underlying this most important and topical subject. In contrast to many other books on atmospheric science, the emphasis is on the underlying physics. Atmospheric applications are developed mainly in the problems given at the end of each chapter. The book is an essential resource for all students of atmospheric physics as part of an atmospheric science, meteorology, physics, Earth science, planetary science, or applied mathematics course. |

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### Índice

Atmospheric thermodynamics | 19 |

Atmospheric radiation | 52 |

Basic ﬂuid dynamics | 94 |

Further atmospheric ﬂuid dynamics | 119 |

Stratospheric chemistry | 151 |

Atmospheric remote sounding | 171 |

Climate change | 195 |

Atmospheric modelling | 215 |

Appendix A Useful physical constants | 225 |

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absorber absorption adiabatic adiabatic lapse rate Antarctic approximation assume black-body blob boundary layer calculation Chapter chemical consider constant curve decrease deﬁned deﬁnition derivative droplet dynamics Earth’s surface emission emitted equation equilibrium example feedback Figure ﬁnd ﬁrst ﬁxed ﬂow ﬂuid frequency gases geostrophic given gravity waves greenhouse effect heating rate height hence horizontal hydrostatic balance hydrostatic equation ideal gas ideal gas law infra-red instability integral lapse rate latitudes long-wave measurements mesosphere models molecular molecules motion Note number density optical depth ozone parcel photons Planck function potential energy potential temperature pressure Problem processes proﬁle radiative forcing radius reaction reﬂected region Rossby waves rotation saturated scales scattering Section signiﬁcant solar radiation speciﬁc spectral irradiance spectral radiance stratosphere tephigram thermal thermodynamic transmittance tropopause troposphere unit mass upward vector velocity vertical volume water vapour wavelength wind