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2nd Edition

Contemporary Climatology

ISBN 9780582276314
Published June 9, 1999 by Routledge
332 Pages

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Book Description

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

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