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Microphysics of clouds and precipitation

by Pruppacher, Hans R.,
Authors: Klett, James D.,%1940- Series: Atmospheric and oceanographic sciences library ; . 18. Published by : Springer, (Dordrecht ; | New York :) Physical details: 1 online resource (xx, 954 p.) : ill. ISBN: 0306481006 Subject(s): Cloud physics. | Precipitation (Meteorology) | Electronic books. Year: 2010
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Machine generated contents note: Ch. 1 Historical Review -- Ch. 2 Microstructure of Atmospheric Clouds and Precipitation -- Ch. 3 Structure of Water Substance -- Ch. 4 Equilibrium Between Water Vapor, Water, Aqueous Solutions, and Ice in Bulk -- Ch. 5 Surface Properties of Water Substance -- Ch. 6 Equilibrium Behavior of Cloud Drops and Ice Particles -- Ch. 7 Homogeneous Nucleation -- Ch. 8 Atmospheric Aerosol and Trace Gases -- Ch. 9 Heterogeneous Nucleation -- Ch. 10 Hydrodynamics of Single Cloud and Precipitation Particles -- Ch. 11 Mechanics of the Atmospheric Aerosol -- Ch. 12 Cooling of Moist Air -- Ch. 13 Diffusion Growth and Evaporation of Water Drops and Snow Crystals -- Ch. 14 Cloud Particle Interactions -- Ch. 15 Growth of Cloud Drops by Collision, Coalescence and Breakup -- Ch. 16 Growth of Ice Particles by Accretion and Ice Particle Melting -- Ch. 17 Cloud Chemistry -- Ch. 18 Cloud Electricity.

"This book provides the most comprehensive treatment to date of the microphysical processes which lead to cloud and precipitation formation. Emphasis is placed on presenting a quantitative description of the various mechanisms (e.g. nucleation, diffusional growth and evaporation, collisional growth and breakup) which lead to the formation of cloud and precipitation particles, individually and in populations." "The second edition of this highly acclaimed book has been extensively updated to incorporate new research reported in a large number of articles and dozens of books and conference proceedings published since the first edition." "The book is directed primarily at undergraduate and graduate level students of cloud physics, as well as specialists in the field of aerosol physics, cloud dynamics, climate modelling, air chemistry, air pollution, and weather modification." --Book Jacket.

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