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Author Chance, Kelly V.,
Title Spectroscopy and radiative transfer of planetary atmospheres / Kelly Chance (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, USA), Randall V. Martin (Dalhousie University, Canada, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, USA).
Imprint Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017.

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Author Chance, Kelly V.,
Subject Atmospheric physics.
Atmospheric radiation.
Astronomical spectroscopy.
Alt Name Martin, Randall V.,
Description 1 online resource (xii, 145 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Spectroscopy and radiative transfer are rapidly growing fields within atmospheric and planetary science with implications on various fields. Remote sensing and modeling atmospheric composition require detailed knowledge of how radiation and matter interact in planetary atmospheres. This book provides 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 the development of increasing sophisticated atmospheric and spectroscopic modeling capability (ideally, the student develops a computer model for simulation of atmospheric spectra from microwave through ultraviolet).
Contents Cover; Acknowledgements; Contents; 1 Basic Solar and Planetary Properties; 1.1 Solar Properties; 1.1.1 Solar Structure; 1.1.2 The Solar Cycle, Variability; 1.1.3 Reference Solar Irradiance; 1.1.4 Limb Darkening and Brightening; 1.2 Properties of Earth and its Atmosphere; 1.2.1 Earth's Orbit and the Seasons; 1.2.2 Hydrostatic Equilibrium; 1.2.3 Albedo and Spectral Reflectance; 1.2.4 Basic Structure and Variability of Earth's Atmosphere; 1.2.5 Adiabatic Lapse Rate; 1.2.6 Composition of Earth's Atmosphere; 1.3 Other Atmospheres in the Solar System; 1.4 Extrasolar Planets.
3.3.1 Relation of Intensity with Wavelength and Temperature (Planck's Law)3.3.2 Radiation Constants; 3.3.3 The Rayleigh-Jeans Limit; 3.3.4 Antenna Temperature, Noise Temperature, System Temperature; 3.3.5 Emissivity, Reflectivity, Kirchoff's Law; 3.3.6 Relation between Flux Density and Temperature (Stefan-Boltzmann Constant); 3.3.7 Relation between Maximum Intensity and Temperature (Wien's Law); References and Further Reading; Problems; 4 Radiative Transfer; 4.1 Definitions; 4.2 The Basic Equation of Radiative Transfer; Further Reading; Problems; 5 Spectroscopy Fundamentals.
5.1 Einstein A and B Coefficients5.2 Rotational Spectroscopy; 5.2.1 Diatomic Molecules; 5.2.2 Polyatomic Molecules; 5.3 Vibrational Spectroscopy; 5.3.1 Diatomic Molecules; 5.3.2 Polyatomic Molecules; 5.4 Nuclear Spin; 5.5 Electronic Spectroscopy; 5.5.1 Electronic Orbital Angular Momentum, Electronic Spin Angular Momentum; 5.5.2 Electronic Transitions; References; Problems; 6 Line Shapes; 6.1 Gaussian Line Shape, Doppler Broadening; 6.2 Lorentzian Line Shape (Lifetime/Collisional Broadening); 6.2.1 Lifetime Broadening; 6.2.2 Collisional (Pressure) Broadening; 6.3 The Voigt Function.
6.4 The HITRAN Molecular Spectroscopic DatabaseReferences; Problems; 7 Atmospheric Scattering; 7.1 Scattering Regime; 7.2 Polarization in Scattering; 7.2.1 The Stokes Vector and the Polarization Ellipse; 7.2.2 The Mueller Matrix; 7.3 Rayleigh Scattering; 7.3.1 Depolarization: The Inelastic Raman Scattering Component; 7.4 Mie Scattering; 7.5 Additional Scattering Considerations; 7.5.1 Non-spherical Particles; 7.5.2 The Angstrom Exponent; 7.5.3 Expansion in Legendre Polynomials; References; Problems; 8 Radiation and Climate; 8.1 Simple One-layer Model; 8.2 Gray Atmosphere Models.
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ISBN 9780191638213 (electronic bk.)
0191638218 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 988941554
Additional Format Print version: Chance, Kelly V. Spectroscopy and radiative transfer of planetary atmospheres. Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017 019966210X (OCoLC)962253617

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