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Radiation and Climate

Ilias Vardavas and Frederic Taylor

Abstract

This book deals with the theory of atmospheric radiation and radiation transfer, and its application to current problems related to the processes that maintain the global climate of the Earth. It combines aspects of solar radiation; atmospheric radiation; radiation budget theory and measurements; photochemistry; instruments; satellite observations; and prediction models; and applies them to understanding the Earth's climate and current concerns over climate change. Radiation theory is fundamental to the development of climate prediction models, and to measurement techniques for monitoring the ... More

Keywords: climate system, solar radiation, terrestrial radiation, radiation transfer theory, Earth's radiation budget, climate change, climate modelling, satellite remote sensing, planetary atmospheres

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199227471
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227471.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ilias Vardavas, author
Department of Physics, University of Crete, Greece

Frederic Taylor, author
Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Planetary Physics, Clarendon Laboratory, University of Oxford

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