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'… the culmination of the authors' teaching efforts over many years … for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in atmospheric and oceanic sciences, but it is also provides a useful reference for the practitioner … a valuable resource for those interested in terrestrial radiative transfer. It contains good discussions and physical explanations within the main text, useful summaries, notes, comments, and up-to-date references.' Lazaros Oreopoulos and Steven Platnick, Physics Today

' … I would rate the book strongly … it combines mathematical rigour with a strongly supportive text that gives good insight into the physical processes.' International Journal of Climatology

'… this book fills a gap between descriptive texts covering the physical processes and the practical numerical approaches needed in research. Designed to convey insight into the transfer process, it can also be used as a self-contained manual for practitioners who require accurate modeling of the effects of solar and infrared radiation of natural systems.' Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

'This book should not be missing on (sic) the desk of any person seriously interested in radiative transfer … I am sure that both instructor and student can profit a great deal from studying this excellent work.' Wilford Zdunkowski, Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics

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Radiative transfer is important to a range of disciplines from the study of the greenhouse warming, to stellar atmospheres, and ocean optics. This text will provide a foundation of the theoretical and practical aspects of radiative transfer, for advanced students of atmospheric, oceanic and environmental sciences.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Great physical insight solving radiative transfer problems 18 Dec. 2002
By Timothy Garrett - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This text covers a broad range of topics in radiative transfer with clarity and style. What is particularly appreciated is that the text not only provides detailed solutions to radiative transfer problems, but discusses their weaknesses and strengths in practical applications, and also provides unusual insight into their physical meaning. My only complaint is that the notation is somewhat unconventional (for example the single-scattering albedo is represented by 'a'), and this takes some getting used to.
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Very good 12 Oct. 2010
By Zero - Published on Amazon.com
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The service provided is indeed very good. However, inevitably there exist some printing mistakes in this hard cover edition. Some pages are confused with others, also some characters are printed wrong. That's why I just give it 4 stats other than 5.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
one of the best textbooks that I ever read 24 Mar. 2006
By Jack - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is really a talk-to-student text book, especially among the ones of radiative transfer topic. It reads much easier than Goody's. Also more updated and providing more pracitical guidance for those who want to write up a small program to test out some theories and those serious ones, like atmospheric radiative transfer majors.

I do find quite a few typos and mistakes in equations that are still not corrected in their online errata. The denotation letters are a bit confusing, but no worse than the other ones.

I would recommend it to beginners definitely!
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Solid science 29 Sept. 2007
By familypractitioner - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Excellent, clear textbook! Very valuable for those who wish to discuss climate change intelligently. Extremely valuable for those who are attarcted to the improbable hypotheses of Svensmark.
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