By Pao K. Wang
This key new textbook offers a cutting-edge view of the physics of cloud and precipitation formation, overlaying crucial themes within the box: the microphysics, thermodynamics and cloud-scale dynamics. Highlights comprise: the condensation strategy defined with new insights from chemical physics experiences; the influence of the particle curvature (the Kelvin equation) and solute influence (the Köhler equation); homogeneous and heterogeneous nucleation from fresh molecular dynamic simulations; and the hydrodynamics of falling hydrometeors and their impression on collision progress. 3D cloud-model simulations reveal the dynamics and microphysics of deep convective clouds and cirrus formation, and every bankruptcy comprises difficulties permitting scholars to study and enforce their new studying. jam-packed with targeted mathematical derivations and state of the art stereographic illustrations, this is often a fantastic textual content for graduate and complex undergraduate classes, and likewise serves as a reference for educational researchers and pros operating in atmospheric technology, meteorology, climatology, distant sensing and environmental technology.