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An Introduction to Atmospheric Thermodynamics

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: August 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521696289

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  • This is a self-contained, concise, rigorous book introducing the reader to the basics of atmospheric thermodynamics, and the author is a highly respected researcher in this field. This new edition has been brought completely up to date and reorganized to improve the quality and flow of the material. Each chapter contains worked examples and student exercises, making this an ideal text for short undergraduate courses taken as part of an atmospheric science, meteorology, physics or natural science program. Solutions available to lecturers.

    • Has been completely updated and reorganised to greatly improve the quality and flow of the material
    • Tailored to suit short undergraduate courses
    • Author is a highly respected researcher and has taught atmospheric thermodynamics at undergraduate level for over 20 years
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    "...clear and well laid out... Each of the ten chapters builds on the previous one, allowing the book to be worked through systematically. Each chapter contains useful worked examples in addition to a number of problems.... Recommended." - R.J. Barthelmie, CHOICE

    "...the author talks to the sutdents without sacrificing rigor. He has included many good examples at the end of each chapter; these examples are, so to speak, application notes...problems are given too, to tease and torture the students. In general, the pace is unhurried and unforbidding...the book has a niche as a first exposure beyond basic physics to the marvelous complexities of the gaseous atmosphere." --Bulletin of American Meteorological Society

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: August 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521696289
    • length: 198 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.404kg
    • contains: 45 b/w illus. 91 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Basic definitions
    2. Some useful mathematical and physical topics
    3. Early experiments and laws
    4. The first law of thermodynamics
    5. The second law of thermodynamics
    6. Water and its transformations
    7. Moist air
    8. Vertical stability in the atmosphere
    9. Thermodynamic diagrams
    10. Beyond this book

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    Anastasios Tsonis

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    Anastasios Tsonis, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
    ANASTASIOS TSONIS is a professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. His main research interests include nonlinear dynamical systems and their application in climate, climate variability, predictability, and nonlinear time series analysis. He is a member of the American Geophysical Union, and the European Geosciences Union.

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