Atmosphere, Weather, and Climate

Author: Roger Graham Barry,Richard J. Chorley

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415465699

Category: Science

Page: 516

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From clear explanations of basic physical and chemical principles of the atmosphere to descriptions of regional climates and their changes, this popular text presents a comprehensive coverage of global climatology.
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Atmosphere, Weather and Climate

Author: Roger Barry,Richard Chorley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134486545

Category: Science

Page: 472

View: 3582

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Atmosphere,, Weather and Climate

Author: Roger G. Barry,Richard J Chorley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135267499

Category: Science

Page: 536

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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 Climate continues 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.
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Mountain Weather and Climate

Author: Roger G. Barry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134910959

Category: Science

Page: 261

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First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Fundamentals of Weather and Climate

Author: Robin McIlveen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199215421

Category: Mathematics

Page: 632

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Originally published in 1986 as Basic meteorology: a physical outline.
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Atmosphere and Weather

Author: Terry J. Jennings

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 9780237527464

Category: Atmosphere

Page: 48

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Weather and Climate is a brand new series that explores what causes our weather - why the world's weather is constantly changing, why different countries have different weather patterns, how meteorologists forecast weather and the effect the weather has on our lives. Atmosphere and Weather looks at the importance of weather in everyday life. It explains the role of the Sun in the Earth's weather, where wind comes from, how the water cycle works, what makes clouds and rain and why the way we live may affect the weather.
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Atmosphere, Clouds, and Climate

Author: David Randall

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400842778

Category: Science

Page: 288

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The atmosphere is critical to climate change. It can amplify shifts in the climate system, and also mitigate them. This primer offers a short, reader-friendly introduction to these atmospheric processes and how they work, written by a leading expert on the subject. Giving readers an overview of key atmospheric processes, David Randall looks at how our climate system receives energy from the sun and sheds it by emitting infrared radiation back into space. The atmosphere regulates these radiative energy flows and transports energy through weather systems such as thunderstorms, monsoons, hurricanes, and winter storms. Randall explains how these processes work, and also how precipitation, cloud formation, and other phase changes of water strongly influence weather and climate. He discusses how atmospheric feedbacks affect climate change, how the large-scale atmospheric circulation works, how predicting the weather and the climate are fundamentally different challenges, and much more. This is the ideal introduction for students and nonspecialists. No prior experience in atmospheric science is needed, only basic college physics. Authoritative and concise, Atmosphere, Clouds, and Climate features a glossary of terms, suggestions for further reading, and easy-to-follow explanations of a few key equations. This accessible primer is the essential introduction to atmospheric processes and the vital role they play in our climate system.
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Atmosphere

A Scientific History of Air, Weather, and Climate

Author: Michael Allaby

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816060983

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 242

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Presents a history of atmospheric studies, discussing such topics as the study of air, water, and gases throughout the ages, the classification of climates, the development of weather maps and forecasting, and the discovery and theory of the ice ages.
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Human Impacts on Weather and Climate

Author: William R. Cotton,Roger A. Pielke, Sr

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113946180X

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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This 2007 edition of Human Impacts on Weather and Climate examines the scientific and political debates surrounding anthropogenic impacts on the Earth's climate and presents the most recent theories, data and modeling studies. The book discusses the concepts behind deliberate human attempts to modify the weather through cloud seeding, as well as inadvertent modification of weather and climate on the regional scale. The natural variability of weather and climate greatly complicates our ability to determine a clear cause-and-effect relationship to human activity. The authors describe the basic theories and critique them in simple and accessible terms. This fully revised edition will be a valuable resource for undergraduate and graduate courses in atmospheric and environmental science, and will also appeal to policy makers and general readers interested in how humans are affecting the global climate.
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Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather

Author: Dr. Stephen H. Schneider,Dr. Michael Mastrandrea,Terry L. Root

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0199765324

Category: Science

Page: 1344

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This three-volume A-to-Z compendium consists of over 300 entries written by a team of leading international scholars and researchers working in the field. Authoritative and up-to-date, the encyclopedia covers the processes that produce our weather, important scientific concepts, the history of ideas underlying the atmospheric sciences, biographical accounts of those who have made significant contributions to climatology and meteorology and particular weather events, from extreme tropical cyclones and tornadoes to local winds.
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Meteorology

Author: Steven Ackerman,John Knox

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763789275

Category: Science

Page: 608

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Written for the undergraduate, non-majors course, the Third Edition engages students with real-world examples and a captivating narrative. It highlights how we observe the atmosphere and then uses those discoveries to explain atmospheric phenomena. Early chapters discuss the primary atmospheric variables involved in the formation of weather: pressure, temperature, moisture, clouds, and precipitation, and include practical information on weather maps and weather observation. The remainder of the book focuses on weather and climate topics such as the interaction between atmosphere and ocean, severe/extreme weather, and climate change.
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Occultations for Probing Atmosphere and Climate

Author: Gottfried Kirchengast,Ulrich Foelsche,Andrea Steiner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3662090414

Category: Science

Page: 408

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Use of occultation methodology for observing the Earth's atmosphere and climate has become so broad as to comprise solar, lunar, stellar, navigation and satellite crosslink occultation methods. The atmospheric parameters obtained extend from the fundamental variables temperature, density, pressure, water vapor, and ozone via a multitude of trace gas species to particulate species such as aerosols and cloud liquid water. Ionospheric electron density is sensed as well. The methods all share the key properties of self-calibration, high accuracy and vertical resolution, global coverage, and (if using radio signals) all-weather capability. Occultation data are thus of high value in a wide range of fields including climate monitoring and research, atmospheric physics and chemistry, operational meteorology, and other fields such as space weather and planetary science. This wide area of variants and uses of the occultation method has led to a diversi fication of the occultation-related scientific community into a range of different sub-communities, however. The 1st International Workshop on Occultations for Probing Atmosphere and Cli mate-OPAC-1- held September 16-20, 2002, in Graz, Austria, has set in ex actly at this point. OPAC-1 aimed at providing a casual forum and stimulating at mosphere fertilizing scientific discourse, co-operation initiatives, and mutual learning and support amongst members of all the different sub-communities. The workshop was attended by about 80 participants from 17 different countries who actively contributed to a scientific programme of high quality and to an excellent workshop atmosphere, which was judged by the participants to have fully met the aims expressed.
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Louisiana Weather and Climate

Author: Manuel Ed. Vega,Louisiana State University Baton Rouge Robert V Rohli,Robert V. Rohli,Anthony J. Vega

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763791628

Category: Nature

Page: 340

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Louisiana Weather and Climate details the how and the who of annual and seasonal weather episodes seen in the state of Louisiana, including tropical depressions, tropical storms, hurricanes, severe thunderstorms, lightning, heavy rainfall, flooding, tornadoes, and economically devastating freezes. The frequency and variety of severe and extreme weather is higher than in most other regions of the country, making it exciting reading not only for students, but also for the general reader interested in weather and climate. This concise volume is written at a level accessible to all readers, including beginning students in meteorology and climatology courses. It explains the concepts without employing high levels of mathematical calculations or scientific discourse. It also addresses the effects that climate change is likely to have on Louisiana with examples related to rising sea levels, increased frequency and severity of storms, and much more. The text goes on to outline how these weather phenomena will affect the flora, fauna, and human population of the region.
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Fundamentals of meteorology

Author: Louis J. Battan

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 9204

Atmospheric composition and energetics, winds, air masses, clouds, storms, and climates of the earth are among the topics explored in an introduction to meteorology and the applications of weather and climatic data
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Understanding Weather and Climate

Author: Edward Aguado,James E. Burt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Atmospheric physics

Page: 474

View: 2792

Intended for introductory courses in Meteorology, this book emphasizes on physical principles to help students develop an understanding of the atmosphere. It is accompanied by eight tutorial software modules on CD-ROM to enable students grasp the difficult concepts generally taught in the course.
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Meteorology

The Atmosphere and the Science of Weather

Author: Joseph M. Moran,Michael D. Morgan,Patricia M. Pauley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 530

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For one-semester, freshman/sophomore-level courses in Weather and Climate, Atmospheric Science, Meteorology, and found in departments of geography, geology, and earth and atmospheric science. Designed for non-science majors with little background in science or mathematics. The text integrates atmospheric aspects of contemporary environmental concerns with traditional coverage of the basics of meteorology/climatology and, at the same time, introduces students to the nature of scientific inquiry and the methodology of science.
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