The student who has chosen to study atmospheric physics will be familiar with the method of investigation used in physics: starting from experimental data, theories are formulated to explain them, and the same theories are extremely successful when they predict new effects. This, in some sense, is a vision a little bit too aseptic of the “method” in physics, because along with the acceptance of the different theories, also belong economic and political reasons and in general the attitude of the community with respect to the scientific research.


Infrared Radiation Greenhouse Effect Thermal Structure Planetary Atmosphere Rossby Number 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guido Visconti
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of AquilaCoppito, L’ AquilaItaly

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