Microphysical Processes in Clouds

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This text introduces students to the processes that govern the formation of water and ice particles, and the role of these interactions in cloud development. Intended to provide a clear framework in light of current developments, the work focuses on the interactive dynamics of cloud systems rather than isolated microphysical processes. The text also provides the basis for understanding clouds in relation to global change, examining chemical reactions that take place within clouds and their role in the earth's radiation balance. Individual chapters consider precipitation processes, cloud seeding, and cirriform clouds. Problems sets follow each chapter. Teachers and students in the fields of cloud physics and physical meteorology will welcome the publication of this outstanding introductory text.

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Professor Young received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago specializing in numerical modeling of cloud microphysical processes. In cooperation with the National Hael Research experiment, he developed several models of hael formation and its modification. He has been teaching a graduate level cloud physics course at The University of Arizona since 1975.


"An excellent book..." --Choice

"This new textbook on cloud microphysics is well written. The figures and tables are clean and easy to interpret: the equations are likewise easy to follow....I would rate this book as best suited for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses....The author's background in numerical modeling
is definitely visible throughout the text, but Young has not gone overboard in that respect. He has maintained a good balance by presenting laboratory and field measurements along with modeling studies to support and illustrate various topics....I am looking forward to using the text in my own
graduate-level microphysical courses." -- Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

"This well-written book offers an excellent review of the fundamental concepts of cloud microphysics. It would be a worthy text for a course aimed at higher level undergraduate or graduate students. It is also good reading for anyone with a thermodynamic and meteorological background
interested in the current state of cloud physics." --Pure and Applied Geophysics

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Young, K.C.
Published by Oxford University Press, USA (1993)
ISBN 10: 0195075633 ISBN 13: 9780195075632
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Book Description Oxford University Press, USA, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0195075633

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