Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer of Planetary Atmospheres by Kelly ChanceSpectroscopy and Radiative Transfer of Planetary Atmospheres by Kelly Chance

Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer of Planetary Atmospheres

byKelly Chance, Randall V. Martin

Hardcover | April 22, 2017

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Spectroscopy and radiative transfer are rapidly growing fields within atmospheric and planetary science with implications for weather, climate, biogeochemical cycles, air quality on Earth, as well as the physics and evolution of planetary atmospheres in our solar system and beyond. Remotesensing and modeling atmospheric composition of the Earth, of other planets in our solar system, or of planets orbiting other stars require detailed knowledge of how radiation and matter interact in planetary atmospheres. This includes knowledge of how stellar or thermal radiation propagates throughatmospheres, how that propagation affects radiative forcing of climate, how atmospheric pollutants and greenhouse gases produce unique spectroscopic signatures, how the properties of atmospheres may be quantitatively measured, and how those measurements relate to physical properties. This bookprovides this fundamental knowledge to a depth that will leave a student with the background to become capable of performing quantitative research on atmospheres.The book is intended for graduate students or for advanced undergraduates. It spans across principles through applications, with sufficient background for students without prior experience in either spectroscopy or radiative transfer. Courses based on this book are intended to be accompanied by thedevelopment of increasing sophisticated atmospheric and spectroscopic modeling capability (ideally, the student develops a computer model for simulation of atmospheric spectra from microwave through ultraviolet).
Kelly Chance is a Senior Physicist at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and the Principal Investigator for the NASA/Smithsonian Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) satellite instrument that is currently being built to measure North American air pollution, including the U.S., Mexico, Canada, and Cuba at high ...
Title:Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer of Planetary AtmospheresFormat:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.03 inPublished:April 22, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019966210X

ISBN - 13:9780199662104

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Table of Contents

1. Basic solar and planetary properties2. Elements of Math and Physics3. Blackbody radiation, Boltzmann statistics, temperature, and thermodynamic equilibrium4. Radiative transfer5. Spectroscopy fundamentals6. Line shapes7. Atmospheric scattering8. Radiation and climate9. Radiative transfer modeling10. Principles of atmospheric remote sensing measurements11. Data fitting