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ISBN 9780415271707
Published September 11, 2003 by Routledge
464 Pages - 8 Color & 29 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

Atmosphere, Weather and Climate presents a comprehensive introduction to weather processes and climatic conditions around the world, their observed changes and projected future trends. This updated and expanded eighth edition of Atmosphere, Weather and Climate will prove invaluable to those studying the earth's atmosphere and world climate, whether from environmental and earth sciences, geography, ecology, agriculture, hydrology or related disciplinary perspectives.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction and History of Meteorology and Climatology  2. Atmospheric Composition, Mass and Structure  3. Solar Radiation and the Global Energy Budget  4. Atmospheric Moisture Budget  5. Atmospheric Instability, Cloud Formation and Precipitation Processes  6. Atmospheric Motion: Principles  7. Planetary-Scale Motions in the Atmosphere and Ocean  8. Numerical Models of the General Circulation, Climate and Weather Prediction  9. Mid-Latitude Synoptic Systems  10. Weather and Climate in Temperate and High Latitudes  11. Tropical Weather and Climate  12. Boundary Layer Climates  13. Climate Change

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Author(s)

Biography

Roger G. Barry is Professor of Geography, University of Colorado at Boulder, Director of the World Data Center for Glaciology and a Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences.

The late Richard J. Chorley was Professor of Geography at the University of Cambridge.

Reviews

'The authors have done a superb job incorporating new discoveries into an already well-written text.' - Steve LaDochy, California State University, Los Angeles, USA