The new edition of this book continues to provide a detailed treatment of various aspects of atmospheric phenomena and their underlying physical principles. It offers a study of both physical and dynamical aspects of the atmosphere. After discussing the fundamental processes such as origin of the atmosphere, atmospheric thermodynamics, atmospheric radiation and cloud and precipitation formation, the book focuses on equipping students with a thorough understanding of weather and climate.
New in this edition
The new edition includes
i) A new chapter on ‘Climate system’ dealing with important differences between local, regional and global climates and provides detailed description of all the five components of the climate system.
ii) Important issues of global warming and climate change together with detailed exposition of its causes and effects.
iii) Additional material is included in Chapter 8 that deals with Atmospheric Boundary layer (ABL) structure and its formation, as well as Monin-Obukhov similarity theory
iv) Additional material is included in Chapter 3 that deals with derivation of Saturated Adiabatic Lapse Rate.
v) Chapter 10 ′Large Scale Meteorological systems in the Mid-Latitudes′ includes quasi-geostrophic approximation and the associated quasi-geostrophic equations.
Intended primarily as an introductory textbook for the postgraduate students of atmospheric sciences, geophysics, and meteorology, this book would also be extremely useful to all those engaged in meteorological research.