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Proceedings of the International School of Physics sENRICO FERMIt

Diagnostic Tools in Atmospheric Physics

G. Fiocco and G. Visconti
160x240mm pp.364 Yen16500 1995

This book contains the lectures presented at the summer school "Diagnostic Tools for the Atmosphere". The Summer School was held in the framework of the International School of Physics E. Fermi of the Italian Physical Society in the period June 22-July 2, 1993. The purpose of the conference was to address a number of both experimental techniques and methods for the data treatment introduced in the last ten years or so in different fields of the atmospheric sciences. Considerable emphasis has been given since their introduction to the use of satellites or spaceborne measurements with a recent example being the important results obtained with UARS. On the other hand, less costly but key techniques dealing with remote sensing or in situ sampling have been introduced during the years. Of particular interest are the airborne instruments developed for the stratospheric measurement campaign organized by the NASA since 1976 to study the ozone hole and followed later by similar experiments to study the high-latitude ozone depletion in the northern hemisphere. The results of these experiments have helped clarity the role of chlorine-bearing compounds in the ozone depletion and the effect of the heterogeneous processes.

Contents

Ground-Based Techniques
Airbone Measurements
Spaceborne Measurements
Theory and Analysis

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