A Short Course in Cloud Physics

Front Cover
Elsevier, 1996 M05 15 - 304 pages
Covers essential parts of cloud and precipitation physics and has been extensively rewritten with over 60 new illustrations and many new and up to date references. Many current topics are covered such as mesoscale meteorology, radar cloud studies and numerical cloud modelling, and topics from the second edition, such as severe storms, precipitation processes and large scale aspects of cloud physics, have been revised. Problems are included as examples and to supplement the text.
 

Contents

Chapter 1 Thermodynamics of Dry Air
1
Chapter 2 Water Vapor and its Thermodynamic Effects
12
Chapter 3 Parcel Buoyancy and Atmospheric Stability
28
Chapter 4 Mixing and Convection
44
Chapter 5 Observed Properties of Clouds
60
Chapter 6 Formation of Cloud Droplets
81
Chapter 7 Droplet Growth by Condensation
99
Chapter 8 Initiation of Rain in Nonfreezing Clouds
121
Chapter 12 Precipitation Processes
196
Chapter 13 Severe Storms and Hail
222
Chapter 14 Weather Modification
240
Chapter 15 Numerical Cloud Models
246
References
269
Appendix
277
Answers to Selected Problems
278
Index
285

Chapter 9 Formation and Growth of Ice Crystals
150
Chapter 10 Rain and Snow
170
Chapter 11 Weather Radar
184
Back Cover
293
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