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Description - An Introduction to Atmospheric Radiation by K. N. Liou

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780124514515
ISBN-10: 0124514510
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 583
Imprint: Academic Press Inc
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Publish Date: 29-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - K. N. Liou

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.