Australasia's Biggest Online Store

Shop over 1.5 Million Toys in our Huge New Range

The Physics of Atmospheres


Product Description
Product Details

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Some basic ideas; 2. A radiative equilibrium model; 3. Thermodynamics; 4. More complex radiation transfer; 5. The middle and upper atmospheres; 6. Clouds; 7. Dynamics; 8. Atmospheric waves; 9. Turbulence; 10. The general circulation; 11. Numerical modelling; 12. Global observation; 13. Chaos and atmospheric predictability; 14. Climate and climate change; Index.

Promotional Information

Third edition of John Houghton's acclaimed textbook for advanced undergraduate/graduate courses in atmospheric science.


From the reviews of the previous edition: '... a splendid volume in the best traditions of CUP student texts. An excellent source of reference.' New Scientist 'Professor Houghton has made a laudable attempt to present a scientifically rigorous account of a very large subject in a very small book. The resulting volume is well worth its price and could be extremely useful to a serious and well-prepared would-be meteorologist.' WMO Bulletin '... a good introductory text which can be thoroughly recommended'. Contemporary Physics '... The first edition of this book was successful and this revised edition deserves the same or greater success. It provides a good introduction to the subject, readily understood by the intended readership, while also serving as a reference in some fields for those with more experience ... should find a place on many bookshelves and, more importantly, open on students' desks.' Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 'Students of meteorology, as well as anybody required a general overview of atmospheric science, should certainly read this book. it will also provide a useful introduction to aspects of climate modelling and meteorological remote sensing for environmental scientists.' Weather ' ... the book contains answers to and hints for solving the problems ... Clearly, this has been a successful book, and the new material and format should ensure continued popularity with a new generation of users.' International Journal of Climatology 'Clearly, this has been a successful book, and the new material and format should ensure continued popularity with a new generation of users.' International Journal of Climatology '... an essential item for reference.' The Imaging Science Journal

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
Home » Books » Science » Geophysics
Home » Books » Science » Nature » Weather
People also searched for
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling The Physics of Atmospheres on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top