The Physics of Clouds

Paperback | June 1, 2010

byBasil J. Mason

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Cloud physics is concerned with those processes which are responsible for the formation of clouds and the release of precipitation. This classic book gives a comprehensive and detailed account of experimental and theoretical research on the microphysical processes of nucleation, condensation,droplet growth, initiation and growth of snow crystals, and the mechanisms of precipitation release. As a textbook it is designed to give the student the necessary background to carry out independent work. As a reference book for the research worker, it provides an integrated account of the majordevelopments in this field. Although written primarily for the atmospheric physicist, it contains much of interest for those in the fields of nucleation phenomena, crystal growth, and aerosol physics.

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Cloud physics is concerned with those processes which are responsible for the formation of clouds and the release of precipitation. This classic book gives a comprehensive and detailed account of experimental and theoretical research on the microphysical processes of nucleation, condensation,droplet growth, initiation and growth of sno...

Sir Basil John Mason, FRS, worked at Imperial College London from 1948 to 1965, where he was appointed as a Lecturer in Meteorology in 1948, and was made Professor of Cloud Physics in 1961. In 1965, he was awarded the Chree Medal by the Institute of Physics and elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. He was Director of the UK Meteorolo...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:688 pagesPublished:June 1, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019958804X

ISBN - 13:9780199588046

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Table of Contents

1. The Nucleation of Water-Vapour Condensation2. The Nuclei of Atmospheric Condensation3. The Growth of Droplets in Cloud and Fog4. Initiation of the Ice Phase in CLouds5. The Formation of Snow Crystals6. The Physics of Natural Precipitation Processes7. Artificial Modification of Clouds and Precipitation8. Radar Studies of Clouds and Precipitation9. The Electrification of Clouds