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Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer of Planetary Atmospheres
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Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer of Planetary Atmospheres

Kelly Chance and Randall V. Martin

Abstract

This book develops both spectroscopy and radiative transfer for planetary atmospheric composition in a rigorous and quantitative sense for students of atmospheric and/or planetary science. Spectroscopic field measurements including satellite remote sensing have advanced rapidly in recent years, and are being increasingly applied to provide information about planetary atmospheres. Examples include systematic observation of the atmospheric constituents that affect weather, climate, biogeochemical cycles, air quality on Earth, as well as the physics and evolution of planetary atmospheres in our s ... More

Keywords: Spectroscopy, Radiative transfer, Atmospheric composition, Climate, Air quality, Remote sensing, Retrieval algorithms, Atmospheric Scattering, Line Shapes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199662104
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199662104.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kelly Chance, author
Senior Physicist, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, USA

Randall V. Martin, author
Professor, Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science, Department of Chemistry, Dalhousie University, Canada