Technology & Engineering

The Geostationary Applications Satellite

Author: Peter Berlin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 214

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Science

Cirrus

Author: David K. Lynch

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 480

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Cirrus clouds are high, thin, tropospheric clouds composed predominately of ice. In the last ten years, considerable work has shown that cirrus is widespread--more common than previously believed--and has a significant impact on climate and global change. As the next generation weather satellites are being designed, the impact of cirrus on remote sensing and the global energy budget must be recognized and accommodated. This book, the first to be devoted entirely to cirrus clouds, captures the state of knowledge of cirrus and serves as a practical handbook as well. Each chapter is based on an invited review talk presented at Cirrus, a meeting hosted by the Optical Society of America and co-sponsored by the American Geophysical Union and the American Meteorological Society. All aspects of cirrus clouds are covered, an approach that reaches into diverse fields. Topics include: the definition of cirrus, cirrus climatologies, nucleation, evolution and dissipation, mixed-phase thermodynamics, crystallinity, orientation mechanisms, dynamics, scattering, radiative transfer, in situ sampling, processes that produce or influence cirrus (and vice versa), contrails, and the influence of cirrus on climate.
Technology & Engineering

Spacecraft Dynamics and Control

Author: Marcel J. Sidi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 409

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This 1997 book explains basic theory of spacecraft dynamics and control and the practical aspects of controlling a satellite.
Technology & Engineering

Flight Mechanics of High-Performance Aircraft

Author: Nguyen X. Vinh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 396

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Covers all aspects of flight performance of modern day high-performance aircraft.