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This book presents the most comprehensive and systematic description currently available of both classical and novel theories of cloud processes, providing a much-needed link between cloud theory, observation, experimental results, and cloud modeling. This volume shows why and how modern models serve as a major tool of investigation of cloud processes responsible for atmospheric phenomena, including climate change. It systematically describes classical as well as recent advancements in cloud physics, including cloud-aerosol interaction; collisions of particles in turbulent clouds; and the formation of multiphase cloud particles. As the first of its kind to serve as a practical guide for using state-of-the-art numerical cloud models, major emphasis is placed on explaining how microphysical processes are treated in modern numerical cloud resolving models. The book will be a valuable resource for advanced students, researchers and numerical model designers in cloud physics, atmospheric science, meteorology, and environmental science.Read more
- Provides extensive information on the state-of-the-art in cloud physics and microphysics for advanced students and researchers
- Explains how cloud microphysical processes and thermodynamic processes are represented in modern numerical cloud models
- Compares different approaches to cloud microphysical processes, highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of different methods
10th Jun 2018 by YangS2018
This book does improve my understanding related to physical processes of cloud. I recommend it.
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- Date Published: July 2018
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521767439
- length: 640 pages
- dimensions: 285 x 222 x 37 mm
- weight: 2kg
- contains: 256 b/w illus. 213 colour illus.
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
List of abbreviations
List of symbols
1. Clouds: definitions and significance
2. Cloud particles and their representation in cloud models
3. Basic equations
4. Numerical methods used in cloud models
5. Warm microphysical processes
6. Microphysical processes in ice and mixed-phase clouds
7. A powerful tool for cloud investigation
Appendix A. Tensors
Appendix B. Collision efficiency between drops and turbulent enhancement factor
Appendix C. Graupel-drop collision efficiency and kernel
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