Climates and Weather Explained is a comprehensive introduction to the study of the atmosphere integrating climatology and meteorology. Clear explanations of basic principles, concepts and processes are supported by a wealth of highly informative illustrations and a vast array of case studies demonstrating the relevance of weather and climate to everyday life. Focusing particularly on the Southern hemisphere the authors provide fresh insights into topical environmental concerns from global warming and natural hazards to sustainable global population.
The textbook is supplemented by a unique interactive Student downloadable resources containing entirely additional material, for practical work and more advanced study. Closely related to each chapter of the book, the Student downloadable resources features:
* Over 170 extra 'Notes', 40 illustrations and tables.
* Multiple choice, self-assessment and practical exercises.
* Extended glossary and key word searching * Hypertext presentation and extensive cross-referencing
* A gallery of meteorological photographs in full colour
A special Instructors' Resource Pack is also available.
Table of Contents
Preface, Part I: Air, Part II: Energy, Part III: Water, Part IV: Winds, Part V: Climates, Part VI: Supplements, List of Plates, List of Figures, List of Tables, List of Notes, List of Abbreviations, Bibliography, Index
Edward Linacre is a Lecturer in the Department of Geography at the Australian National University. Bart Geerts is a Lecturer in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alabama in Huntsville