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Physics of the Atmosphere

Rodrigo Caballero


With the increasing attention paid to climate change, there is ever-growing interest in atmospheric physics and the processes by which the atmosphere affects Earth's energy balance. This self-contained text, written for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in physics or meteorology, assumes no prior knowledge apart from basic mechanics and calculus and contains material for a complete course. Augmented with worked examples, the text considers all aspects of atmospheric physics except dynamics, including moist thermodynamics, cloud microphysics, atmospheric radiation and remote sensing, and will be an invaluable resource for students and researchers.

About Editors

Rodrigo Caballero is Professor of Atmospheric Modelling in the Department of Meteorology at Stockholm University, Sweden. He was trained as a physicist at La Sapienza University in Rome, where he obtained a doctoral degree in 1998. After postdoctoral appointments at the University of Copenhagen and The University of Chicago, he was Lecturer in Meteorology at the School of Mathematical Sciences, University College Dublin between 2005–2010. His research and teaching focus on understanding the role of the atmosphere in shaping past, present, future and planetary climates.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
2 Thermodynamics of dry air
3 Thermodynamics of moist air
4 Cloud microphysics
5 Atmospheric radiation
6 The atmospheric boundary layer


Hardback ISBN: 9780750310536

Ebook ISBN: 9780750310529

DOI: 10.1088/978-0-7503-1052-9

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing


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