Originally published in 1974, was a pioneering study which summarized, within the pre-existing framework of atmospheric knowledge, the more significant findings that emerged from the first decade of climatological analyses of meteorological satellite data. It shows how these data complement and extend the traditional coverage of climatology. The book draws together in one volume research findings which were not previously available in book form and which significantly improve the understanding of climate, especially in regions that were conventionally data-remote.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Introduction 1. The Nature and Scope of Climatology from Satellites Part 2: The Satellites 2. American Meteorological Satellite Systems Part 3: Principles of Weather Satellite Data Analyses 3. Patterns of Atmospheric Energy 4. Distributions of Atmospheric Moisture 5. Wind Flows and Air Circulations Part 4: Satellite Data Analyses in Global Climatology 6. Global Patterns of Atmospheric Energy 7. Global Patterns of Atmospheric moisture 8. Global Patterns of Atmospheric Circulation Part 5: Satellite Data Analyses in Regional Climatology 9. Linear Disturbances of Tropical Weather 10. Non-Linear Disturbances of Tropical Weather 11. The South Asian Monsoon 12. Temperate Mid-Latitudes 13. The Polar Regions Part 6: Satellite Data and Climatic Classification 14. The Classification of Climates