Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics: An Introductory Text

Academic Press, 1969 - 344 sidor
For advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students in atmospheric, oceanic, and climate science, Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics is an introductory textbook on the circulations of the atmosphere and ocean and their interaction, with an emphasis on global scales. It will give students a good grasp of what the atmosphere and oceans look like on the large-scale and why they look that way. The role of the oceans in climate and paleoclimate is also discussed. The combination of observations, theory and accompanying illustrative laboratory experiments sets this text apart by making it accessible to students with no prior training in meteorology or oceanography.

* Written at a mathematical level that is appealing for undergraduates and
beginning graduate students
* Provides a useful educational tool through a combination of observations and
laboratory demonstrations which can be viewed over the web
* Contains instructions on how to reproduce the simple but informative
laboratory experiments
* Includes copious problems (with sample answers) to help students learn the

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Chapter I The Neutral Atmosphere
Chapter II Ionospheric Measurements
Chapter III Photochemical Processes in the Ionosphere
Chapter IV Transport Processes in the Ionosphere
Chapter V Morphology of the Ionosphere
Chapter VI Some Ionospheric Phenomena
Chapter VII Geomagnetism and the Ionosphere
Chapter VIII Storms and Their Ionospheric Effects
List of Principal Symbols
Author Index
Subject Index

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Om författaren (1969)

John Marshall is Professor of History at The Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of John Locke: Resistance, Religion, and Responsibility (1994).

Owen Kay Garriott was born in Enid, Oklahoma on November 22, 1930. He received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1953 and a master's degree in 1957 and a doctorate in 1960 from Stanford University, both in electrical engineering. He served as an electronics officer on Navy destroyers. He was teaching at Stanford when he applied to NASA in 1965. He was among the first six candidates accepted as scientist-astronauts. He underwent a year of Air Force training and qualified as a jet pilot. He flew into space twice. In 1973, he was the science pilot of Skylab 3 and logged nearly 14 hours outside Skylab in three spacewalks. He returned to space in 1983 on the shuttle Columbia and became the first astronaut to operate an interstellar ham radio station. He was the space station project scientist before he retired from NASA in 1986. He wrote several books including Introduction to Ionospheric Physics written with Henry Rishbeth and Homesteading Space: The Skylab Story written with David Hitt and Joseph Kerwin. He was vice president for space engineering at Teledyne Brown Engineering and taught at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He died on April 15, 2019 at the age of 88.

Alan Plumb is Professor of Meteorology and Director of the Program in Oceans, Atmospheres, and Climate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been an editor of Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences and of Pure and Applied Geophysics and has published approximately 100 peer reviewed papers, as well as co-editing one previous book and co-authoring an undergraduate textbook on The Circulation of the Atmosphere and Ocean (in press).

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