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ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS AND THERMODYNAMICS

I. M. Vardavas and F. W. Taylor

in Radiation and Climate

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199227471
eISBN:
9780191711138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227471.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

This chapter discusses the main components of the atmosphere and the trace gases that are significant for the greenhouse effect. The most important of these is water vapour, and hence the basic ... More


The Sun's Influence on Climate

Joanna D. Haigh and Peter Cargill

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153834
eISBN:
9781400866540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153834.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

The Earth's climate system depends entirely on the Sun for its energy. Solar radiation warms the atmosphere and is fundamental to atmospheric composition, while the distribution of solar heating ... More


Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer of Planetary Atmospheres

Kelly Chance and Randall V. Martin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199662104
eISBN:
9780191748370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199662104.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

This book develops both spectroscopy and radiative transfer for planetary atmospheric composition in a rigorous and quantitative sense for students of atmospheric and/or planetary science. ... More


Biogeochemistry and Climate: The Tools

Han Dolman

in Biogeochemical Cycles and Climate

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198779308
eISBN:
9780191824388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779308.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

This chapter focuses on tools for climate research: biogeochemical observations and models. It discusses physical climate observations, such as temperature and humidity, and in situ observations of ... More


The origins of closed and open ecosystems: Fossils and phylogenies

William J. Bond

in Open Ecosystems: ecology and evolution beyond the forest edge

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198812456
eISBN:
9780191850318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812456.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Explanations for vegetation change in the past, including the ‘deep past’ (many millions of years ago) are deeply rooted in the idea that climate determines major vegetation patterns. But other ... More


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