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By Marshall J., Plumb R.A.

ISBN-10: 0125586914

ISBN-13: 9780125586917

For complicated undergraduate and starting graduate scholars in atmospheric, oceanic, and weather technological know-how, surroundings, Ocean and weather Dynamics is an introductory textbook at the circulations of the ambience and ocean and their interplay, with an emphasis on worldwide scales. it is going to provide scholars a great take hold of of what the ambience and oceans appear like at the large-scale and why they appear that method. The function of the oceans in weather and paleoclimate can also be mentioned. the combo of observations, concept and accompanying illustrative laboratory experiments units this article aside by way of making it obtainable to scholars without earlier education in meteorology or oceanography. * Written at a mathematical point that's beautiful for undergraduates andbeginning graduate scholars* offers an invaluable academic instrument via a mixture of observations andlaboratory demonstrations that are considered over the net* comprises directions on the way to reproduce the straightforward yet informativelaboratory experiments* contains copious difficulties (with pattern solutions) to assist scholars research thematerial.

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Solar radiation warms the Earth’s surface, triggering convection, which carries heat vertically to the emission level from which, because the atmosphere above this level is transparent in the IR spectrum, energy can be radiated out to space. The surface temperature of about 288 K is significantly higher than the temperature at the emission level, 255 K, because the energy flux from the surface must balance not just the incoming solar radiation but also downwelling IR radiation from the atmosphere above.

One consequence of the presence of this blanket of H2 O is that the emission of terrestrial radiation from the surface depends less on Ts than suggested by the Stefan-Boltzmann law. 5 , ∂Q BB and H2 O W m−2 which is twice that of Eq. 2-15. The albedos of ice and clouds also play a very important role in climate sensitivity. 2 and Fig. 5). If sea ice, for example, were to expand into low albedo regions, the amount of solar energy absorbed at the surface would be reduced, causing further cooling and enhancing the expansion of ice.

1. Properties of some of the planets. S0 is the solar constant at a distance r from the Sun, αp is the planetary albedo, Te is the emission temperature computed from Eq. 2-4, Tm is the measured emission temperature, and Ts is the global mean surface temperature. The rotation period, τ, is given in Earth days. 1, along with that for other planets, is an average corresponding to the average distance of Earth from the Sun, r = 150 × 109 m. The way radiation interacts with an atmosphere depends on the wavelength as well as the intensity of the radiative flux.

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