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By R. M. Goody, Y. L. Yung

An entire revision of Goody's vintage 1964 paintings, this quantity bargains a scientific dialogue of atmospheric radiation tactics that this day are on the heart of globally research and obstacle. It bargains with the ways that incident sun radiation is remodeled into scattered and thermal radiation, and the thermodynamic effects for the Earth's gaseous envelope, settling on features of the interplay among radiation and atmospheric motions because the valuable subject for atmospheric radiation experiences. As a whole therapy of actual and mathematical foundations, the textual content assumes no past wisdom of atmospheric physics. The theoretical dialogue is systematic, and will for this reason be utilized with minor extension to any planetary surroundings.

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63) that an uninterestingly restrictive condition for atmospheric calculations. (ii) Rapid collisions. At high pressures, the collisional rate is high, the 40 ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION vibrational relaxation time is short, and r)/

We define and We can now make a variety of choices for the Stokes parameters: (Iv, Qv, Uv, Vv) is one possibility; (/<°, /tr), f/ v , V r ) is another. Four parameters are more than are necessary to specify an elliptically 26 ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION polarized beam, for which the following relation exists, A more general field may contain many independent, polarized components. 28) no longer holds. Then all four parameters are required to define the field. Natural (or unpolarized) light has /1° = /lr), and therefore Qv = Uv = Vv = 0.

Wofsy, S. , and McElroy, M. , 1978, "Atmospheric chemistry: Response to human influence," Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. London Ser. A 290, 187. The Hawaiian carbon dioxide measurements are reported by Bacastow, R. , Keeling, C. , and Whorf, T. , 1985, "Seasonal amplitude increase in the atmospheric CO2 concentration at Mauna Loa, Hawaii, 19591982," J. Geophys. Res. 90, 10529. Isotopic ratios are given by Evans, R. , 1955, The atomic nucleus. New York: McGraw-Hill. Data on atmospheric aerosol and clouds are reviewed by Mason, B.

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