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Theory of Atmospheric Radiative Transfer: A Comprehensive Introduction




Theory of Atmospheric Radiative Transfer: A Comprehensive Introduction

Manfred Wendisch, Ping Yang

ISBN: 978-3-527-40836-8 March 2012 366 Pages


Aimed at the senior undergraduate and graduate level, this textbook fills the gap between general introductory texts offering little detail and very technical, advanced books written for mathematicians and theorists rather than experimentalists in the field.
The result is a concise course in atmospheric radiative processes, tailored for one semester. The authors are accomplished researchers who know how to reach their intended audience and provide here the content needed to understand climate warming and remote sensing for pollution measurement. They also include supplementary reading for planet scientists and problems.
Equally suitable reading for geophysicists, physical chemists, astronomers, environmental chemists and spectroscopists.
A solutions manual for lecturers will be provided on
1 Introduction
2 Notation and Math Refresher
3 Fundamentals
4 Interactions of EM Radiation and Individual Particles
5 Volumetric Optical Properties
6 Radiative Transfer Equation
7 Numerical Solution Techniques for the RTE
8 Approximate Methods to Solve the RTE
9 Terrestrial Radiative Transfer-Spectral
10 Absorption and Emission by Atmospheric Gases
11 Terrestrial Radiative Transfer-Broadband
12 Solutions of Problems

“My first impression of Wendisch and Yang’s new is that the authors did a very good job of organizing a wide range of material, some of which is quite advanced, and presenting it in a compact package.”  (American  Meteorological Society, 1 June 2014)