Microphysics of Clouds and Precipitation (Google eBook)

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 25, 2010 - Science - 976 pages
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This book provides the most comprehensive treatment to date of the microphysical processes which lead to cloud and precipitation formation. Emphasis is placed on presenting a quantitative description of the various mechanisms (e.g. nucleation, diffusional growth and evaporation, collisional growth and breakup) which lead to the formation of cloud and precipitation particles, individually and in populations.
The second edition of this highly acclaimed book has been extensively updated to incorporate new research reported in a large number of articles and dozens of books and conference proceedings published since the first edition. Some highlights include: a new chapter on cloud chemistry; improved statistical mechanics models for homogeneous and heterogeneous ice nucleation; better data on aerosol size distribution and on fundamental properties of water; new data and models for asymmetric flow past particles of various shapes and for drop oscillation and breakup; extended treatment of drop coalescence and particle collision cross-sections, including some new effects of turbulence; more complete simulations of stochastic growth; expanded treatment of growth modes of graupel, rime and hailstones; new field data and modelling concerning effects of electric fields and charges on cloud microphysics.
Audience:The book is directed primarily at undergraduate and graduate level students of cloud physics, as well as at specialists in the field of aerosol physics, cloud dynamics, climate modelling, air chemistry, air pollution, and weather modification.
  

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 HISTORICAL REVIEW
1
CHAPTER 2 MICROSTRUCTURE OF ATMOSPHERIC CLOUDS ANDPRECIPITATION
10
CHAPTER 3 THE STRUCTURE OF WATER SUBSTANCE
74
CHAPTER 4 EQUILIBRIUM BETWEEN WATER VAPOR WATEIt AQUEOUSSOLUTIONS AND ICE IN BULK
100
CHAPTER 5 SURFACE PROPERTIES OF WATER SUBSTANCE
126
CHAPTER 6 EQUILIBRIUM BEHAVIOR OF CLOUD DROPS AND ICEPARTICLES
167
CHAPTER 7 HOMOGENEOUS NUCLEATION
191
CHAPTER 8 THE ATMOSPHERIC AEROSOL AND TRACE GASES
216
CHAPTER 13 DIFFUSION GROWTH AND EVAPORATION OF WATER DROPSAND SNOW CRYSTALS
502
CHAPTER 14 CLOUD PARTICLE INTERACTIONS
568
CHAPTER 15 GROWTH OF CLOUD DROPS BY COLLISION COALESCENCEAND BREAKUP
617
CHAPTER 16 GROWTH OF ICE PARTICLES BY ACCRETION AND ICEPARTICLE MELTING
659
CHAPTER17 CLOUD CHEMISTRY
700
CHAPTER 18 CLOUD ELECTRICITY
792
APPENDICES
853
REFERENCES
874

CHAPTER 9 HETEROGENEOUS NUCLEATION
287
CHAPTER 10 HYDRODYNAMICS OF SINGLE CLOUD AND PRECIPITATIONPARTICLES
361
CHAPTER Il MECHANICS OF THE ATMOSPHERIC AEROSOL
447
CHAPTER 12 COOLING OF MOIST AIR
485
LIST OF PRINCIPAL SYMBOLS
935
TABLE OF PHYSICAL CONSTANTS
944
INDEX
945
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