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Contemporary Climatology

2nd Edition

By P.J. Robinson, Ann Henderson-Sellers


332 pages

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Now in its second edition,Climatology continues to provide an up-to-date stimulating and comprehensive guide to the nature of the earth's climate. It presents a synthesis of contemporary scientific ideas about atmospheric circulation.

Topics covered include:

-Energy systems-The hydrological cycle-General circulation, local and regional climate-Application of climate information-Use of satellite observations

Table of Contents

1. The scope and controls of the climate;

2. The Earth's radiation budget;

3. Energy and temperature;

4. Moisture in the atmosphere;

5. Precipitation;

6. Winds and pressure;

7. The general circulation and global climate;

8. Tropical weather and climate;

9. Extra-tropical climates;

10. Local climates;

11. Human interaction with climate;

12. Climates of the past;

13. The future - Climate change, climate models climate impacts

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Meteorology & Climatology
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography