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