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This moment version of An creation to Atmospheric Radiation has been generally revised to deal with the elemental learn and quantitative size of the interactions of sunlight and terrestrial radiation with molecules, aerosols, and cloud debris in planetary atmospheres. It includes 70% new fabric, a lot of it stemming from the research of the atmospheric greenhouse results of exterior radiative perturbations in weather platforms, and the improvement of methodologies for inferring atmospheric and floor parameters by way of distant sensing. Liou's entire remedy of the basics of atmospheric radiation used to be constructed for college kids, teachers, and researchers in atmospheric sciences, distant sensing, and weather modeling.Features*Balanced remedy of basics and applications*Includes over one hundred seventy illustrations to enrich the concise description of every subject*Numerous examples and hands-on workouts on the finish of every chapterAbout the AuthorDr. okay. N. Liou is Professor of Atmospheric Sciences on the collage of California, l. a.. he's a member of the nationwide Academy of Engineering and Fellow of AAAS, AGU, AMS, and the Optical Society of the United States. Professor Liou bought the Jule G. Charney Award from AMS in 1998 "for his pioneering paintings within the concept and alertness of radiative move and its interplay with clouds."

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25) where the first and second terms represent, respectively, the bottom surface contribution (attenuated to the top) and the internal atmospheric contribution. 4 Introduction to Radiative Transfer 33 hand, if we set τ = τ∗ in Eq. 26) μ where, again, the first and second terms represent the top surface contribution (attenuated to the bottom) and the internal atmospheric contribution, respectively. Detailed applications of the preceding equations associated with infrared radiation transfer and multiple scattering will be discussed in Chapters 4 and 6.

12a) where c is the velocity of light and A is an arbitrary amplitude. During the period −t/2 to t/2, the distribution of amplitude g(ν) of the wave in the discrete wavenumber domain may be obtained from the Fourier cosine transform as follows: g(ν) = = 2 π t (A cos 2πν0 ct ) cos 2π νct dt 0 sin π(ν0 + ν)ct sin π(ν0 − ν)ct A + . 12b) Generally, the widths of absorption lines are much smaller than ν0 , so that the first term in Eq. 12b) may be neglected when it is compared to the second. The only deviation from purely harmonic behavior would be produced by the damping due to the loss of energy in emission.

4, we pointed out that in thermodynamic equilibrium, the source function is given by the Planck function, which depends only on temperature, frequency, and the velocity of light, and that within a small constant-temperature enclosure in which nothing changes, an element of matter absorbs and emits according to Planck’s and Kirchhoff’s laws. However, as was first pointed out by Einstein, emission is also affected by the incident radiation field, referred to as induced emission. In the following, we wish to address the extent to which the source function and absorption coefficient can be changed from their equilibrium values by the action of incident radiation.

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