Atmospheric Physics

Background – Methods – Trends

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ISBN: 978-3-642-30182-7 (Print) 978-3-642-30183-4 (Online)

Table of contents (51 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxix

  2. Background

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      Pages 1-1

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      The Atmosphere: Vast, Shallow, and Full of Subtleties

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      Pages 17-35

      Chemical Composition of the Atmosphere

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      Pages 37-53

      Aerosols in the Atmosphere

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      Pages 55-67

      Earth’s Radiation Budget: The Driver for Weather and Climate

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      Pages 69-83

      Light Scattering on Molecules in the Atmosphere

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      Pages 85-100

      Greenhouse Effect, Radiative Forcing and Climate Sensitivity

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      Pages 101-114

      Thunderstorms: Thermodynamics and Organization

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      Pages 115-133

      Thunderstorms: Trace Species Generators

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      Pages 135-150

      Ice Supersaturation

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      Pages 151-167

      Atmospheric Ice Formation Processes

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      Pages 169-184

      Detection and Analysis of Water Vapor Transport

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      Pages 185-201

      Long-Range Transport of Air Pollutants

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      Pages 203-217

      Atmospheric Acoustics

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      Pages 219-237

      Aircraft Wake Vortices: From Fundamental Research to Operational Application

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      Pages 239-257

      Contrails: Visible Aviation Induced Climate Impact

  3. Methods

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      Pages 259-259

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      Pages 261-276

      Measurements of Nitrogen Oxides and Related Trace Gases

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      Pages 277-296

      Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometric Measurements of Atmospheric Trace Gases

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      Pages 297-315

      In Situ Measurement Methods for Atmospheric Aerosol Particles and Cloud Elements

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      Pages 317-329

      Dropsondes and Radiosondes for Atmospheric Measurements

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      Pages 331-346

      Lightning Detection

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