The Resource An introduction to atmospheric physics, Robert G. Fleagle, Joost A. Businger, (electronic resource/)

An introduction to atmospheric physics, Robert G. Fleagle, Joost A. Businger, (electronic resource/)

Label
An introduction to atmospheric physics
Title
An introduction to atmospheric physics
Statement of responsibility
Robert G. Fleagle, Joost A. Businger
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book is addressed to those who wish to understand the relationship between atmospheric phenomena and the nature of matter as expressed in the principles of physics. The interesting atmospheric phenomena are more than applications of gravitation, of thermodynamics, of hydrodynamics, or of electrodynamics; and mastery of the results of controlled experiment and of the related theory alone does not imply an understanding of atmospheric phenomena. This distinction arises because the extent and the complexity of the atmosphere permit effects and interactions that are entirely negligible in the laboratory or are deliberately excluded from it. the objective of laboratory physics is, by isolating the relevant variables, to reveal the fundamental properties of matter; whereas the objective of atmospheric physics, or of any observational science, is to understand those phenomena that are characteristic of the whole system. For these reasons the exposition of atmospheric physics requires substantial extensions of classical physics. It also requires that understanding be based on a coherent way of seeing the ensemble of atmospheric phenomena. Only then is understanding likely to stimulate still more general insights
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
551.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC880
LC item number
.F53 1980eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
International geophysics series
Series volume
v. 25
Label
An introduction to atmospheric physics, Robert G. Fleagle, Joost A. Businger, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=279555
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-419) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gravitational Effects -- Properties of Atmospheric Gases -- Properties and Behavior of Cloud Particles -- Atmospheric Motionas -- Solar and Terrestrial Radiation -- Transfer Processes -- Atmospheric Signal Phenomena
Control code
ocn427391842
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2d ed.
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
84104:84104
Label
An introduction to atmospheric physics, Robert G. Fleagle, Joost A. Businger, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=279555
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-419) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gravitational Effects -- Properties of Atmospheric Gases -- Properties and Behavior of Cloud Particles -- Atmospheric Motionas -- Solar and Terrestrial Radiation -- Transfer Processes -- Atmospheric Signal Phenomena
Control code
ocn427391842
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2d ed.
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
84104:84104

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