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Atmospheric Thermodynamics Elementary Physics and Chemistry

By: Gerald R North and Tatiana L Erukhimova
280 pages, 34 halftones, 10 tables, 100 exercises, 104 figures
Atmospheric Thermodynamics
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  • Atmospheric Thermodynamics ISBN: 9780521899635 Hardback Apr 2009 Usually dispatched within 6 days
Price: £64.99
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This textbook presents a uniquely integrated approach in linking both physics and chemistry to the study of atmospheric thermodynamics.

The book explains the classical laws of thermodynamics, focuses on various fluid systems, and, recognising the increasing importance of chemistry in the meteorological and climate sciences, devotes a chapter to chemical thermodynamics which includes an overview of photochemistry. Although students are expected to have some background knowledge of calculus, general chemistry and classical physics, the book provides set-aside refresher boxes as useful reminders. It contains over 100 diagrams and graphs to supplement the discussions, and a similar number of worked examples and exercises, with solutions included at the end of the book.

It is ideal for a single-semester advanced course on atmospheric thermodynamics, and will prepare students for higher-level synoptic and dynamics courses.


1. Introductory concepts;
2. Gases;
3. The first law of thermodynamics;
4. Second law;
5. Air and vapour;
6. Profiles of the atmosphere;
7. Thermodynamic charts;
8. Thermochemistry;
9. The thermodynamic equation;
Appendix A Units and numerical values of constants
Appendix B Notation and abbreviations
Appendix C Answers for selected problems

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Gerald R. North received a PhD in Physics from the University of Wisconsin in 1966, and has been a Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M University for over 20 years. His notable research career includes receiving the Outstanding Publication Award, National Center for Atmospheric Research in 1975, the Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal for NASA in 1983, and the Jule G. Charney Award from the American Meteorological Society in 2008. Tatiana L. Erukhimova received a PhD in Physics from the Institute of Applied Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, in 1999, and is now a Lecturer in the Department of Physics at Texas A&M University. Her areas of research include large-scale and mesoscale atmospheric transport and mixing, atmospheric wave dynamics, atmospheric ozone, and remote sensing.

By: Gerald R North and Tatiana L Erukhimova
280 pages, 34 halftones, 10 tables, 100 exercises, 104 figures
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'... this volume provides an excellent introduction to the thermodynamics of the atmosphere required for more advanced studies in atmospheric dynamics and would provide an ideal complement to texts on synoptic meteorology. While aimed at undergraduate courses it would also be valuable to early graduate students moving into atmospheric science from other physical sciences; I wish it had been available when I first started studying meteorology.' The Geographical Journal

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