A First Course in Atmospheric Radiation – G.W. Petty
For meteorology and climatology students who require an introduction to the principles and practical consequences of atmospheric radiation.
By Grant W. Petty
This textbook is written for meteorology and climatology students who require an introduction to the principles and practical consequences of atmospheric radiation but who do not necessarily intend to become specialists in radiation or remote sensing. Its objective is to foster an understanding of “how radiation works” and to provide a solid conceptual and mathematical foundation for further study.
The author introduces new material in a progressive, logical sequence, starting with simple real-world problems in radiative transfer and adding depth and sophistication with each subsequent chapter. Wherever possible, radiative transfer concepts are illustrated with examples taken from everyday experience. Exercises are interspersed throughout each chapter and are designed to directly reinforce the immediately preceding material. This book is intended for use at both the undergraduate and beginning graduate level. Chapters and sections containing more advanced material are marked as such and may be skipped without loss of continuity.
About the author
Grant W. Petty is a Professor of Atmospheric Science in the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he teaches atmospheric physics and remote sensing to both undergraduate meteorology majors and graduate students. His research specialties include satellite microwave remote sensing of rainfall and other atmospheric variables, as well as radiative transfer modeling in three-dimensional clouds.
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Author: Grant W. Petty
Publisher:Sundog Publishing, Madison, Wisconsin
Publication Date:March 2006
Format:6″ x 9″