Radiation processes in the atmosphere
Second IMO Lecture
This monograph on atmospheric radiation, by one of the world's foremost specialists, gives an up-to-date review of a subject of increasing importance to meteorology. Particular attention is paid to the interaction between dynamic and radiative processes, a topic of major relevance to the numerical modelling of atmospheric circulation, especially for the purpose of long-range weather forecasting. Various chapters deal with the solar constant, radiation characteristics of the underlying surface, radiation climatology of the Earth, atmospheric aerosols and their influence on radiation transfer, thermal régime and dynamics of the atmosphere, each chapter being completed with a comprehensive bibliography. This publication constitutes a basic reference book for all meteorologists and research workers.