About the Book
The Earth’s atmosphere serves as a natural laboratory for a multitude of physical processes. This book aims to demonstrate how basic physical concepts might assist us in understanding several phenomena in the atmosphere. As a genuine scientific study, atmospheric physics has a long and illustrious history. It is currently a rich and intriguing subject with a solid theoretical foundation and comprehensive global data. While technology and supercomputers help overcome complex challenges in weather forecasting and climate prediction, the imaginative application of well-founded physical discoveries and understanding of the physics behind them is much more significant.
An introduction to Atmospheric Physics is for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, focusing on physical concepts. This book has been thoroughly updated in atmospheric physics, providing the learner with a broad understanding of the scientific concepts that underpin this essential and timely subject. As part of atmospheric science, meteorology, physics, earth science, planetary science, or applied mathematics, the book is an essential resource for all students of atmospheric physics.
About the Author
Kamsali Nagaraja is a faculty in the Department of Physics of Bangalore University since 2007. He was instrumental in establishing an ISRO-sponsored specialized programme in atmospheric and space physics at Bangalore University’s Department of Physics in 2010. He teaches atmospheric physics to postgraduate students. Problems in atmospheric and space science were the focus of his research. Atmospheric radioactivity, conductivity, the global electric circuit, aerosol and monsoon studies, and solar and planetary physics are among his scientific interests. He is working on ongoing Mars and Moon missions and participating in a variety of ISRO research initiatives.