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The Physics of Atmospheres; Atmosphere science - An introductory survey

Ingersoll, Andrew P. (1978) The Physics of Atmospheres; Atmosphere science - An introductory survey. Icarus, 34 (1). pp. 223-224. ISSN 0019-1035. doi:10.1016/0019-1035(78)90143-4.

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These two textbooks of meteorology are aimed at different kinds of students, but both cover the main areas of study involved in the physics of the neutral atmosphere: radiative transfer, thermodynamics, cloud physics, photochemistry, equations of motion, the general circulation. Houghton's book is a superb, concise, in-depth introduction for an advanced physics or applied mathematics student; the material is beautifully organized, and the problems are challenging and rewarding. Wallace and Hobbs' book is for a wider spectrum of students; there is good descriptive material, clear derivations and solid, straightforward problems.

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Official Citation:Andrew P. Ingersoll, Atmosphere science—An introductory survey: By John M. Wallace and Peter V. Hobbs. Academic Press, New York, 1977. 467 pp., $17.95, Icarus, Volume 34, Issue 1, April 1978, Pages 223-224, ISSN 0019-1035, 10.1016/0019-1035(78)90143-4.
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