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 www.wiley-vch.de/supplements.
Table of contents
2 Notation and Math Refresher
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