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Introduction

Yuk L. Yung and William B. DeMore

in Photochemistry of Planetary Atmospheres

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195105018
eISBN:
9780197560990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195105018.003.0004
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Atmospheric Sciences

It is usual in the study of planets to consider the Earth first, and then the other planets, so that we can better understand how and why the rest of the solar system is different from us. In this ... More


Atmospheres in Radiative Equilibrium

R. M. Goody and Y. L. Yung

in Atmospheric Radiation: Theoretical Basis

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195051346
eISBN:
9780197560976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195051346.003.0011
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Atmospheric Sciences

In this chapter we discuss radiative equilibrium models of the earth’s atmosphere and the closely related radiative—convective models, for which small-scale convection is included in a highly ... More


Flow Over Flat Uniform Terrain

J. C. Kaimal and J. J. Finnigan

in Atmospheric Boundary Layer Flows: Their Structure and Measurement

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195062397
eISBN:
9780197560167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195062397.003.0004
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Atmospheric Sciences

We start with the simplest of boundary layers, that over an infinite flat surface. Here we can assume the flow to be horizontally homogeneous. Its statistical properties are independent of ... More


Effects of Continents and Supercontinents on Climate

John J.W. Rogers and M. Santosh

in Continents and Supercontinents

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195165890
eISBN:
9780197562147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195165890.003.0013
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geology and the Lithosphere

Continents affect the earth’s climate because they modify global wind patterns, control the paths of ocean currents, and absorb less heat than seawater. Throughout earth history the constant ... More


Basic Solar and Planetary Properties

Kelly Chance and Randall V. Martin

in Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer of Planetary Atmospheres

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199662104
eISBN:
9780191748370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199662104.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

Basic properties of the Sun, the Earth and its atmosphere, other solar system atmospheres, and extrasolar planetary atmospheres are introduced here to provide background and context for the detailed ... More


Toward the Rigorous Use of Diagrams in Reasoning about Hardware

Steven D. Johnson and Jon Barwise

in Logical Reasoning with Diagrams

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195104271
eISBN:
9780197560983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/9780195104271.003.0015
Subject:
Computer Science, Computer Architecture and Logic Design

The logician’s conventional notion of proof has grown increasingly anachronistic through the twentieth century as computing capabilities have advanced. classical proof theory provides a partial ... More


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