Fundamentals of Atmospheric Radiation: An Introduction with 400 Problems

Craig F. Bohren, Eugene E. Clothiaux

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Meeting the need for teaching material suitable for students of atmospheric science and courses on atmospheric radiation, this textbook covers the fundamentals of emission, absorption, and scattering of electromagnetic radiation from ultraviolet to infrared and beyond. Much of the contents applies to planetary atmosphere, with graded discussions providing a thorough treatment of subjects, including single scattering by particles at different levels of complexity. The discussion of the simple multiple scattering theory introduces concepts in more advanced theories, such that the more complicated two-stream theory allows readers to progress beyond the pile-of-plates theory. The authors are physicists teaching at the largest meteorology department in the US at Penn State. The problems given in the text come from students, colleagues, and correspondents, and the figures designed especially for this book facilitate comprehension. Ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of atmospheric science. ? Free solutions manual available for lecturers at

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages472
ISBN (Print)9783527405039
StatePublished - Jan 3 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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