An Introduction to Atmospheric Radiation (International Geophysics v. 84 2nd Revised edition)

An Introduction to Atmospheric Radiation (International Geophysics v. 84 2nd Revised edition)

By: K. N. Liou (author)Hardback

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This Second Edition of "An Introduction to Atmospheric Radiation" has been extensively revised to address the fundamental study and quantitative measurement of the interactions of solar and terrestrial radiation with molecules, aerosols, and cloud particles in planetary atmospheres. It contains 70 per cent new material, much of it stemming from the investigation of the atmospheric greenhouse effects of external radiative perturbations in climate systems, and the development of methodologies for inferring atmospheric and surface parameters by means of remote sensing. Liou's comprehensive treatment of the fundamentals of atmospheric radiation was developed for students, academics, and researchers in atmospheric sciences, remote sensing, and climate modeling. Key features include: balanced treatment of fundamentals and applications; over 170 illustrations to complement the concise description of each subject; and, numerous examples and hands-on exercises at the end of each chapter.

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K. N. Liou is professor and chair of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was awarded the Jule G. Charney Award from the American Meteorological Society in 1998 for his "pioneering work in the theory and application of radiative transport and its interaction with clouds". Liou is author or co-author of more than 140 scientific papers and 2 previous books.


Fundamentals of Radiation for Atmospheric Applications. Solar Radiation at the Top of the Atmosphere. Absorption and Scattering of Solar Radiation in the Atmosphere. Thermal Infrared Radiation Transfer in the Atmosphere. Light Scattering by Atmospheric Particulates. Principles of Radiative Transfer in Planetary Atmospheres. Application of Radiative Transfer Principles to Remote Sensing. Radiation and Climate.

Product Details

  • publication date: 09/05/2002
  • ISBN13: 9780124514515
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 583
  • ID: 9780124514515
  • weight: 932
  • ISBN10: 0124514510
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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