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Atmospheric Temperature Profiles of the Northern Hemisphere: A Compendium of Data

Series: Springer Atmospheric Sciences

By: Young Yee (Author), Kueyson Yee (Author), Erik Yee (Author)

327 pages, 22 colour illustrations

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | May 2012 | #205732 | ISBN-13: 9789400740280
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About this book

For more than three decades, the US Standard Atmosphere has been used by researchers and professionals in many areas of aeronautics and atmospheric sciences. It is an idealized, all season average temperature profile of the earth's atmosphere. But today's modern day and sophisticated global applications require more extensive representations of the mean temperature profile.

Atmospheric Temperature Profiles of the Northern Hemisphere is a global augmentation of the climatological tropospheric temperature profiles in the Northern Hemisphere for different latitude belts and seasons. There are 72 mean temperature profile tables from the surface up to 10 kilometers in height that represent the four seasons for different latitudinal belts (5° N, 10° N, 15° N, 20° N, 25° N, 30° N, 35° N, 40° N, 45° N, 50° N, 55° N, 60° N, 65° N, 70° N, 75° N, 80° N, 85° N). The model is based on a neural network algorithm that uses archived radiosonde data, retrieved temperature profiles from remote sensors, and the solar insolation at the top of the earth's atmosphere.

It is the most comprehensive book of mean seasonal tropospheric temperature profiles to date. Atmospheric Temperature Profiles of the Northern Hemisphere will be an indispensible reference to the aeronautic and meteorological industries worldwide as well as an easy-to-use guide for climatologists, meteorologists, aeronautic engineers, researchers and aviators.


Contents

CHAPTER 1 – BASIS OF THE TABLES

1.1  Background
1.2  Basic Assumptions and Formulas
1.2.1  Primary Constants
1.2.2  Perfect Gas Law
1.2.3  Geopotential
1.2.4  Pressure           
1.3  Derived Quantities
1.3.1 Speed of Sound
1.3.2  Dynamic Viscosisity
1.3.3  Kinematic Viscosity    
1.3.4  Thermal Conductivity
          
CHAPTER 2 – METHODOLOGY FOR MODELS         
2.1 Background         
2.2 Neural network   
 
CHAPTER 3 – ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
3.1  Data Resources  
3.2  Seasons   
3.3  Latitudinal Land and Ocean Coverage
          
CHAPTER 4 –  TABLES OF ATMOSPHERIC PROFILES (METRIC UNITS)           
4.1  Northern Hemisphere Winter Tables     
4.2  Northern Hemisphere Spring Tables     
4.3  Northern Hemisphere Summer Tables   
4.4  Northern Hemisphere Fall Tables
          
CHAPTER 5 –  TABLES OF ATMOSPHERIC PROFILES (ENGLISH UNITS)        
5.1  Northern Hemisphere Winter Tables     
5.2  Northern Hemisphere Spring Tables     
5.3  Northern Hemisphere Summer Tables   
5.4  Northern Hemisphere Summer Tables   
 
CHAPTER 6 –  ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE GRAPHS  
ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE GRAPHS     
 
6.1  Mean Seasonal 5° - 15° N. Latitude Temperature Profiles      
6.2  Mean Seasonal 20° N. Latitude Temperature Profiles  
6.3  Mean Seasonal 25° N. Latitude Temperature Profiles  
6.4  Mean Seasonal 30° N. Latitude Temperature Profiles  
6.5  Mean Seasonal 35° N. Latitude Temperature Profiles
6.6  Mean Seasonal 40° N. Latitude Temperature Profiles  
6.7  Mean Seasonal 45° N. Latitude Temperature Profiles  
6.8  Mean Seasonal 50° N. Latitude Temperature Profiles  
6.9  Mean Seasonal 55° N. Latitude Temperature Profiles  
6.10  Mean Seasonal 60° N. Latitude Temperature Profiles
6.11  Mean Seasonal 65° N. Latitude Temperature Profiles
6.12  Mean Seasonal 70° N. Latitude Temperature Profiles
6.13  Mean Seasonal 75° N. Latitude Temperature Profiles
6.14  Mean Seasonal 80° N. Latitude Temperature Profiles
6.15  Mean Seasonal 85° N. Latitude Temperature Profiles
 
Appendix A – System of international units
Appendix B – Symbols and abbreviations   
Appendix C – Research centers and data libraries


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Biography

Young Yee, chief climatologist for Mkey Technologies, has more than 25 years of extensive experience involving atmospheric temperature profile measurements and remote sensing temperature retrievals. He was a senior research meteorologist and project leader for the atmospheric science division of the Army Research Laboratory from 1981 to 2006.

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