By R. M. Goody, Y. L. Yung

A whole revision of Goody's vintage 1964 paintings, this quantity deals a scientific dialogue of atmospheric radiation procedures that at the present time are on the middle of globally research and crisis. It bargains with the ways that incident sunlight radiation is reworked into scattered and thermal radiation, and the thermodynamic results for the Earth's gaseous envelope, choosing facets of the interplay among radiation and atmospheric motions because the critical subject matter for atmospheric radiation reviews. As a whole therapy of actual and mathematical foundations, the textual content assumes no previous wisdom of atmospheric physics. The theoretical dialogue is systematic, and will for that reason be utilized with minor extension to any planetary surroundings.

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The problem is to write the source function in a form that can be related to the phase matrix Pijy which in turn can be calculated from electromagnetic theory. When an incident bundle of radiation, characterized by the fluxes } /v (s) d(os (i = 1, 2, 3, 4), is scattered by an infinitesimally small quantity of matter, we observe a new radiation field characterized by the vector diy\A) (emission) (/ = 1, 2, 3, 4). According to Lambert's law, these quantities must be linearly related. Stating this relationship in its most general form where, following the sum rule for repeated indices, the right-hand side is summed over all i.

4 are from Holton, J. , 1979, An introduction to dynamic meteorology. New York: Academic Press. , 1984, Aeronomy of the middle atmosphere: Chemistry and physics of the stratosphere and mesosphere. Dordrecht: Reidel. S. Standard Atmosphere 1976. S. Government Printing Office. The data in Fig. 3 and in Fig. 8 were compiled by J. London but Brasseur and Solomon (1984) is the only source in the open literature. A recent book on the thermal structure and aeronomy in the upper atmosphere is Chamberlain, J.

Geophys. Res. 89, 4841. INTRODUCTION 15 The water vapor measurements shown in Fig. 6 are very old but still useful, see Murgatroyd, R. , and Rollings, W. E. , 1955, "Some recent measurements of the humidity from aircraft up to heights of about 50,000 ft over southern England," Quart. J. R. Meteorol. Soc. 81, 533. The ozone calculations shown in Fig. 7 are by Logan, J. , Prather, M. , Wofsy, S. , and McElroy, M. , 1978, "Atmospheric chemistry: Response to human influence," Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc.

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