Handbook of Weather, Climate and Water

Handbook of Weather, Climate and Water

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This comprehensive, two-volume review of the atmospheric and hydrologic sciences promises to be the definitive reference for both professionals and laypersons for years to come. Volume I addresses atmospheric dynamics, physical meteorology, weather systems, and measurements, while Volume II contains information on the climate system, atmospheric chemistry, hydrology, and societal impacts.Clouds have a large impact on the solar and terrestrial energy gains of the atmosphere. ... Thus, in the longwave, clouds act to warm the planet, much as greenhouse gases do. ... Thick cirrus therefore emit very little to space because of their cold temperature, while at the same time cirrus are effective at absorbing the anbsp;...

Title:Handbook of Weather, Climate and Water
Author:Thomas D. Potter, Bradley R. Colman
Publisher:Wiley-Interscience - 2003


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