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Radiation in the Atmosphere - A Course in Theoretical Meteorology

Zdunkowski, Wilford and Trautmann, Thomas and Bott, Andreas (2007) Radiation in the Atmosphere - A Course in Theoretical Meteorology. Cambridge University Press. 496 S. ISBN 9780521871075.

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Abstract

This book presents the theory and applications of radiative transfer in the atmosphere. It is written for graduate students and researchers in the fields of meteorology and related sciences. The book begins with important basic definitions of the radiative transfer theory. It presents the hydrodynamic derivation of the radiative transfer equation and the principles of variance. The authors examine in detail various quasi-exact solutions of the radiative transfer equation and give a thorough treatment of the radiative perturbation theory. A rigorous treatment of Mie scattering is given, including Rayleigh scattering as a special case, and the important efficiency factors for extinction, scattering and absorption are derived. The fundamentals of remote sensing applications of radiative transfer are presented. Problems of varying degrees of difficulty are included at the end of each chapter, so readers can further their understanding of the materials covered in the book.

Document Type:Book
Title:Radiation in the Atmosphere - A Course in Theoretical Meteorology
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Zdunkowski, WilfordJohannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Germany
Trautmann, ThomasUNSPECIFIED
Bott, AndreasRheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Date:April 2007
Refereed publication:Yes
Number of Pages:496
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
ISBN:9780521871075
Status:Published
Keywords:Atmospheric radiation, radiative transfer theory, Mie scattering, absorption by gases, radiative perturbation theory, polarization in radiative transfer
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Entwicklung von Atmosphärenprozessoren (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute > Atmospheric Processors
Deposited By: Prof.Dr. Thomas Trautmann
Deposited On:30 May 2007
Last Modified:21 Feb 2013 11:56

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