Radiative Transfer in the Atmosphere and Ocean
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- Knut Stamnes, Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey
- Gary E. Thomas, University of Colorado Boulder
- Jakob J. Stamnes, Universitetet i Bergen, Norway
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This new and completely updated edition gives a detailed description of radiative transfer processes at a level accessible to advanced students. The volume gives the reader a basic understanding of global warming and enhanced levels of harmful ultraviolet radiation caused by ozone depletion. It teaches the basic physics of absorption, scattering and emission processes in turbid media, such as the atmosphere and ocean, using simple semi-classical models. The radiative transfer equation, including multiple scattering, is formulated and solved for several prototype problems, using both simple approximate and accurate numerical methods. In addition, the reader has access to a powerful, state-of-the-art computational code for simulating radiative transfer processes in coupled atmosphere-water systems including snow and ice. This computational code can be regarded as a powerful educational aid, but also as a research tool that can be applied to solve a variety of research problems in environmental sciences.Read more
- Teaches solutions for radiative transfer problems across a broad range of disciplines with a self-contained, systematic treatment
- Offers a unique emphasis on formulation, judicial approximations and numerical solutions
- Provides a unified treatment of radiative transfer in coupled atmosphere-water systems, filling the gap between descriptive texts and practical approaches
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It is necessary to have this book on your shelf if you want to do some work related to atmospheric radiation and remote sensing
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- Edition: 2nd Edition
- Date Published: June 2017
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9781108215824
- contains: 98 b/w illus.
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Table of Contents
1. Basic properties of radiation, atmospheres, and oceans
2. Basic state variables and the radiative transfer equation
3. Basic scattering processes
4. Absorption by solid, aqueous, and gaseous media
5. Principles of radiative transfer
6. Formulation of radiative transfer problems
7. Approximation solutions of prototype problems
8. The role of radiation in climate
9. Accurate numerical solutions of prototype problems
10. Shortwave radiative transfer in the atmosphere and ocean
Appendix A. Nomenclature: glossary of symbols
Appendix B. Physical constants
Appendix C. Ocean optics nomenclature
Appendix D. Reflectance and transmittance at an interface
Online appendices: Appendix E. A primer on absorption and scattering opacity
Appendix F. Elementary concepts
Appendix G. Derivation of the Planck radiation law
Appendix H. The two-level atom
Appendix I. Non-gray inhomogeneous media
Appendix J. Reciprocity for the bidirectional reflectance
Appendix K. Harmonic electromagnetic plane waves
Appendix L. Representations of polarized light
Appendix M. Spherical shell geometry
Appendix N. The streaming term in spherical geometry
Appendix O. Isolation of the Azimuth-dependence
Appendix P. Scaling transformation for anisotropic scattering
Appendix Q. Reciprocity, duality, and effects of surface reflection
Appendix R. Probabilistic aspects of radiative transfer
Appendix S. Details and derivations
Appendix T. Inherent optical properties
Appendix U. Model atmospheres.
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