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作者 Lamb, Dennis, 1941-
書名 Physics and chemistry of clouds [electronic resource] / Dennis Lamb, Johannes Verlinde
出版項 Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
國際標準書號 9780521899109 (hardback)
0521899109 (hardback)
9781139185721 (e-book)
說明 xiv, 584 p. : ill., maps
附註 Includes bibliographical references (p. 562-567) and index
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. The atmospheric setting; 3. Equilibria; 4. Change; 5. Cloud thermodynamics; 6. Cloud formation and evolution; 7. Nucleation; 8. Growth from the vapor; 9. Growth by collection; 10. Evolution of supersaturation; 11. Warm clouds; 12. Cold clouds; 13. Cloud chemistry; 14. Electrification; Appendix A. Cloud classification; Appendix B. Basics of thermodynamics; Appendix C. Boltzmann distribution; Index
"Clouds contribute to the environment in many ways. Clouds, through a variety of physical processes acting over many spatial scales, provide both liquid and solid forms of precipitation and nature's only significant source of fresh water. Under extreme circumstances, however, clouds and precipitation may not form at all, leading to prolonged droughts in some regions. At other times and places, too much rain or snow falls, giving rise to devastating floods or blizzards. Liquid rain drops bring usable water directly to the surface, while simultaneously carrying many trace chemicals out of the atmosphere and into the ecosystems of the Earth. Chemical wet deposition thereby supplies nutrients (and sometimes toxic compounds) to both terrestrial and aquatic lifeforms, as well as the weak acids responsible for the weathering of the Earth's crust. The solid forms of precipitation contribute in additional ways to the world as we know it. Snow, for instance, forms the winter snowpacks that dramatically affect the radiation balance and climate of high latitudes on a seasonal basis"-- Provided by publisher
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries
主題 Clouds -- Dynamics -- Textbooks
Atmospheric physics -- Textbooks
Electronic books
Alt Author Verlinde, Johannes
ProQuest (Firm)
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