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Main Title Clouds and storms : the behavior and effect of water in the atmosphere /
Author Ludlam, F. H.,
Publisher Pennsylvania State University Press,
Year Published 1980
OCLC Number 03072201
ISBN 0271005157; 9780271005157
Subjects Cloud physics ; Wolke ; Atmosphäre ; Wasser ; Storms ; Wolke--(DE-588)4125270-6
Additional Subjects Cloud physics
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBM  QC921.5.L83 1980 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/31/2011
Collation xv, 405 pages, 30 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 29 cm
Notes Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Notes THE INFLUENCE OF WATER ON THE GENERAL BEHAVIOR OF THE ATMOSPHERE: Solar radiation and terrestrial temperatures -- The influence of water vapor on terrestrial long-wave radiation and temperature -- General characteristics of atmospheric convection -- THE PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF THE MOIST ATMOSPHERE AND ITS PARTICLES: Equations of state -- Saturation -- The specification of humidity -- The measurement of humidity -- The theory of the psychrometer -- Properties of atmospheric particles -- Atmospheric refraction -- Scattering of radiation in the atmosphere -- THERMODYNAMIC REFERENCE PROCESSES: Isobaric mixing of moist air masses -- Production of clouds by the isobaric mixing of unsaturated air masses -- Dissipation of cloud by isobaric mixing with clear air -- Thermodynamic wet-bulb temperature -- Change of state of unsaturated air during expansion and compression: the dry adiabatic reference process, and potential temperature -- The lapse rate of the dew point; the saturation level -- Change of state of saturated air during expansion and compression: saturated reference processes, and saturation potential temperature -- Aerological diagrams -- Wet-bulb potential temperature -- Comparison of theoretical and practical wet-bulb temperatures -- ATMOSPHERIC AEROSOL: Sources of atmospheric trace substances -- The size distribution of tropospheric aerosol particles -- The nomenclature of tropospheric aerosol particles -- The composition of tropospheric aerosol particles -- Extraterrestrial sources of aerosol particles -- Stratospheric aerosol particles -- The equilibrium of solution droplets -- The scattering of light by atmospheric aerosol; visual range -- THE FORMATION, GROWTH, AND EVAPORATION OF CLOUD PARTICLES: The growth of solution droplets -- The deviation of solution droplets from equilibrium -- The formation of a cloud from a population of solution droplets -- The supersaturation well above the saturation level -- Comparison of the contributions of condensation and coalescence to the rate of growth of an individual droplet -- The formation of clouds by isobaric mixing -- The evaporation of drops; precipitation -- The ventilation coefficients in the transfer equations -- The temperature of evaporating water drops -- The distance of fall of drops before complete evaporation; the distinction among cloud droplets, drizzle drops, and raindrops -- The formation of ice particles -- The growth of ice crystals by condensation -- The growth of ice particles by accretion -- The multiplication of ice particles by fragmentation -- ATMOSPHERIC MOTION SYSTEMS: The identification of motion systems -- The scales of motion systems -- The development of the theory of motion systems -- The classification of motion systems -- The classification and nomenclature of clouds -- CUMULUS CONVECTION: General aspects of transfers of heat and water vapor between the atmosphere and the underlying medium -- The simple parcel theory of convection -- Fluxes and gradients near the surface -- The estimation of convective transfers; the condensation level -- The stratification during cumulus convection -- The arrangement of convective circulations -- Experimental forms of convection -- Observations of the properties of cumulus clouds -- The interpretation of observed cumulus properties -- Theories of cumulus convection -- CUMULONIMBUS CONVECTION: The formation of showers -- The vertical development of cumulonimbus -- The properties of ordinary cumulonimbus -- Intense cumulonimbus; severe local storms -- General characteristics of intense traveling storms; cumulonimbus dynamics -- The distribution over the world of (intense) organized cumulonimbus -- Conditions for the formation of intense storms -- Characteristics of severe local storms -- Tornadoes and waterspouts -- The evaporation of rain in cumulonimbus downdrafts -- Hail -- The precipitation intensity and radar reflectivity in cumulonimbus -- LARGE-SCALE SLOPE CONVECTION: General aspects of the large-scale flow in the troposphere outside the tropics -- Scale analysis and simple states of large-scale atmospheric motion -- The stability of large-scale sheared flows -- The observed properties of large-scale slope convection -- The large-scale cloud and precipitation systems of slope convection -- Small-scale clouds and cloud systems in large-scale flows.
Place Published University Park :
PUB Date Free Form c1980.
Document Type BC
Cataloging Source OCLC/U
LCCN 77022281
Merged OCLC records 1000563657; 1014422456; 1027052638; 1042883212; 1045545113; 1051139064; 1054014552; 1055039807; 1056803791; 1088310293; 1089014735; 1089983346; 1090472009; 1096522081; 1099321106; 1099966004; 1145198507; 1153181304; 1166504799; 1224881493; 1231473418; 1298282077
Origin OCLC
Type CAT