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Environmental Physics Hardcover – 9 Sep 1999
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"The book is well presented with good diagrams and figures. A feature of the book is the use of "excursions" on special topics that can be read separately and provide interest....Each chapter contains useful students exercises with notes to help with their solution...However, it is not just a book for students. It usefully brings together and explains the basic physics of many processes that are encountered in the modern world and will be invaluable to those concerned with environmental matters who are reminded of the constraints imposed by an industrialised society." (Bulletin of the Environmental Physics Group, Institute of Physics)
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Environmental Physics, Second Edition presents a broad discussion of the physics which is used to analyse, prevent or reduce environmental problems. Both experimental and theoretical techniques are covered, including environmental spectroscopy, the generation of energy for human use, the transport of pollutants and the study of noise. Importantly, the final chapter places these issues firmly in the context of human society. New features:
∗ excursions on special topics such as the Grätzel solar cell, co–generation of heat and power, chaos, self–organized criticality
∗ greater emphasis on the interpretation of spectra
∗ more student exercises and more information to help the reader solve them
∗ a manual with worked–out exercises is available for instructors.
Environmental Physics, Second Edition is a highly topical and timely textbook which will be invaluable to all students of environmental physics or environmental science, at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level. Environmental scientists who need to know how physical methods can be used to help their work, will also find this book extremely useful. The front cover shows an example of atmospheric monitoring by satellite. The data visualize the total ozone concentration from ground level upwards measured by the GOME equipment of the European Space Agency, on 7 October 1995 and prepared by Ankie Piters. Reproduced by courtesy of the Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute.
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