9780415465694

Atmosphere, Weather and Climate

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415465694

  • ISBN10:

    0415465699

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 11/30/2009
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

This book presents a comprehensive introduction to weather processes and climatic conditions around the world, their observed variability and changes, and projected future trends. Extensively revised and updated, this ninth edition retains its tried and tested structure while incorporating recent advances in the field. From clear explanations of the basic physical and chemical principles of the atmosphere, to descriptions of regional climates and their changes, the book presents a comprehensive coverage of global meteorology and climatology. In this new edition the latest scientific ideas are again expressed in a clear, non-mathematical matter. New features include: extended and updated treatment of atmospheric models final chapter on climate variability and change has been completely rewritten to take account of the IPCC 2007 scientific assessment. new four-colour text design featuring over 30 colour plates over 360 diagrams have been redrawn in full colour to improve clarity and aid understanding. Atmosphere, Weather and Climatecontinues to be an indispensable source for all those studying the earth "s atmosphere and world climate, whether from environmental and earth sciences, geography, ecology, agriculture, hydrology, or related disciplinary perspectives. Its pedagogic value is enhanced by several features: learning points at the opening of each chapter and discussion topics at their ending, boxes on topical subjects and on twentieth century advances in the field.

Table of Contents

Introduction and History of Meteorology and Climatology
Atmospheric Composition, Mass and Structure
Solar Radiation and the Global Energy Budget
Atmospheric Moisture Budget
Atmospheric Instability, Cloud Formation and Precipitation Processes
Atmospheric Motion: Principles
Planetary-Scale Motions in the Atmosphere and Ocean
Numerical Models of the General Circulation, Climate and Weather Prediction
Mid-Latitude Synoptic Systems
Weather and Climate in Temperate and High Latitudes
Tropical Weather and Climate
Boundary Layer Climates
Climate Change
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