"I recommend this book to all those studying the earth's atmosphere and world climate."
-Helmut Mayer, Meteorologische Zeitschrift
"Very well written and strong on detail but still student-friendly...over the years it has evolved to take on the latest ideas and literature."
-Guy M. Robinson, Kingston University
"I've used "Atmosphere, Weather and Climate in my introductory and upper division physical geography and weather and climate courses in both the US and Canada. The authors have done a superb job incorporating new discoveries into an already well-written text."
-Dr. Steve LaDochy, Department of Geography and Urban Analysis, California State University, Los Angeles
"A comprehensive treatment of the principles and processes that determine the spatial and temporal variability of our weather and climate."
-O. W. Archibold, Department of Geography, University of Saskatchewan
"It is likely to stay in the vanguard ofrecommended texts into the next millennium."
-Progress in Physical Geography
Atmosphere, Weather and Climate is the essential introduction to weather processes and climatic conditions around the world, their observed variability and changes, and projected future trends. Extensively revised and updated, this eighth edition retains its popular tried and tested structure while incorporating recent advances in the field. From clear explanations of the basic physical and chemical principles of the atmosphere, to descriptions of regional climates and their changes, Atmosphere, Weather and Climate presents a comprehensive coverage of global meteorology and climatology. In this new edition, the latest scientific ideas are expressed in a clear, non-mathematical manner. New features include: * new introductory chapter on the evolution and scope of meteorology and climatology * new chapter on climatic models and climate system feedbacks * updated analysis of atmospheric composition, weather and climate in middle latitudes, atmospheric and oceanic motion, tropical weather and climate, and small-scale climates * chapter on climate variability and change has been completely updated to take account of the findings of the IPCC 2001 scientific assessment * new more attractive and accessible text design * new pedagogical features include: learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter and discussion questions at their ending, and boxes on topical subjects and twentieth-century advances in the field. Tom Chase, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
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Descripción Routledge, 2003. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 1. Introduction and History of Meteorology and Climatology 1A. The Atmosphere 1B. Solar Energy 1C. Global Circulation 1D. Climatology 1E. Mid-Latitude Disturbances 1F. Tropical Weather 1G. Paleoclimates 1H. The Global Climate System 2. Atmospheric Composition, Mass and Structure 2A. Composition of the Atmosphere 2B. Mass of the Atmosphere 2C. The Layer of the Atmosphere 3. Solar Radiation and the Global Energy Budget 3A. Solar Radiation 3B. Surface Receipt of Solar Radiation and its Effects 3C. Terrestrial Infrared Radiation and the Greenhouse Effect 3D. Heat Budget of the Earth 3E. Atmospheric Energy and Horizontal Heat Transport 4. Atmospheric Moisture Budget 4A. The Global Hydrological Cycle 4B. Humidity 4C. Evaporation 4D. Condensation 4E. Precipitation Characteristics 5. Atmospheric Instability, Cloud Formation and Precipitation Processes 5A Adiabetic Temperature Changes 5B. Air Stability and Instability 5C. Cloud Formation 5D. Formation of Precipitation 5E. Precipitation Types 5F. Thunderstorms 6. Atmospheric Motion: Principles 6A. Laws of Horizontal Motion 6B. Divergence, Vertical Motion and Vorticity 6C. Local Winds 7. Planetary-Scale Motions in the Atmosphere and Ocean 7A. Variation of Pressure and Wind Velocity with Height 7B. The Global Wind Belts 7C. The General Circulation 7D. Ocean Structure and Circulation 8. Numerical Models of the General Circulation, Climate and Weather Prediction 8A. Fundamentals of the GCM 8B. Model Simulations 8C. Data Sources for Forecasting 8D. Numerical Weather Prediction 9. Mid-Latitude Synoptic Systems 9A. The Air-Mass Concept 9B. Nature of the Source Area 9C. Air-Mass Modification 9D. Frontogenesis 9E. Frontal Characteristics 9F. Zones of Wave Development and Frontogenesis 9G. Surface/Upper-Air Relationships and the Formation of Frontal Cyclones 9. H. Non-Frontal Depressions 9I. Mesoscale Convective Systems 10. Weather and Climate in Temperate and High Latitudes 10A. Europe 10B. North America 10C. The Subtropical Margins 10D. High Latitudes 11. Tropical Weather and Climate 11A. The Intertropical Convergence 11B.Tropical Disturbances 11C. The Asian Monsoon 11D. East Asian and Australian Summer Monsoons 11E. Central and Southern Africa 11F. Amazonia 11G. El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Events 11H. Other Sources of Climatic Variations in the Tropics 11I. Forecasting Tropical Weather 12. Boundary Layer Climates 12A. Surface Energy Budgets 12B. Non-Vegetated Natural Surfaces 12C. Vegetated Surfaces 12D. Urban Surfaces 13. Climate Change 13A. General Considerations 13B. Climate Forcings and Feedbacks 13C. The Climatic Record 13D. Possible Causes of Climatic Change 13E. Model Strategies for the Prediction of Climate Change 13F. The IPCC Models 13G. Other Environmental Impacts of Climate Change 13H. Postscript. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0415271711
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