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Atmospheric Radiation. A Primer with Illustrative Solutions. Edition No. 1. Wiley Series in Atmospheric Physics and Remote Sensing

  • ID: 5178887
  • Book
  • July 2014
  • 256 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This textbook is a first-look at radiative transfer in planetary atmospheres with a particular focus on the Earth's atmosphere and climate. It covers the basics of the radiative transfer of sunlight, treating absorption and scattering, and the transfer of the thermal infrared. The examples included show how the solutions of the radiative transfer equation are used to evaluate changes in the Earth?s energy budget due to changes in atmospheric composition, how these changes lead to climate change, and also how remote sensing can be used to probe the thermal structure and composition of planetary atmospheres. The examples motivate students by leading them to a better understanding of and appreciation for the computer-generated numerical results.
Aimed at upper-division undergraduates and beginning graduate students in physics and atmospheric sciences, the book is designed to cover the essence of the material in a 10-week course, while the material in the optional sections will facilitate its use at the more leisurely pace and in-depth focus of a semester course.
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SIMPLE MODELS FOR THE RADIATIVE HAETING OF THE EARTH AND ITS ATMOSPHERE
Introduction
Radiative Heating of the Atmosphere
Global Energy Budget
The Window-Gray Approximation and the Greenhouse Effect
Climate Sensitivity
Radiative Time Constant
Radiation and the Earth's Global Mean Vertical Temperature Profile
Radiative Forcding Leads to Circulation
RADIATION AND ITS SOURCES
Basic Properties of Electromagnetic Wave
Wave-Particle Duality of Light
Blackbody Radiation
Incident Sunlight
TRANSFER OF RADIATION IN THE EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE
Cross Sections
Extinction Cross Section and Scattering Phase Function
Atmospheric Optical Phenomena Related to Light Scattering
Equation of Radiative Transfer
Transfer Equation for Solar Radiation
Transfer Equation for Terrestrial Radiation
SOLUTIONS TO THE EQUATION OF TRANSFER
Formal Solution to the Equation of Transfer
Solution for Thermal Emission
Solution for Scattering and Absorption
Single-Scattering Approximation
Fourier Decomposition of the Transfer Equation
Eddington Approximation for Scattering and Absorbing Atmosphere
Adding Layers in the Eddington Approximation
Adding a Surface with a Nonzero Albedo in the Eddington Approximation
Clouds in the Thermal Infrared
Diffusivity Factor
TREATMENT OF MOLECULAR ABSORPTION IN THE ATMOSPHERE
Absorption by Molecules
Molecular Absorption Lines and Line Shapes
Molecular Absorption Spectra
Distribution of Line Strengths for a Vibration Rotation Band
Absorption by a Single, Weak Absorption Line
Absorption by a Single, Strong, Pressure-Broadened Line
Inhomogeneous Ppaths
Bands of Isolated Lines
Approximate Treatments for Overlapping Lines
Exponential Sum-Fit and Correlated-K Methods
ABSORBTION OF SOLRA RADIATION IN THE EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE
Absorption of UV and Visible Sunlight by Ozone
Absorption of Sunlight by Water Vapor
SIMPLIFIED ESTIMATES OF EMISSION
Emission in the 15-?m band of CO2
Change in Emitted Flux Due to a Doubling of CO2
Change in Stratospheric Temperature Due to a Doubling of CO2
APPENDICES
Solving Differential Equations
Integrals of the Planck Function
Compilation of Line Parameters for Random Band Models
Absorption Cross Sections for Ozone and Oxygen at Ultraviolet and Visible Wavelengths
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James A. Coakley Jr. Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA.

Ping Yang Texas A & M University, College Station, USA.
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