Climatology

Author: Robert V. Rohli,Anthony J. Vega

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284147517

Category: Science

Page: 418

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Praised for its detail and accuracy, Climatology continues to lead as the most comprehensive presentation of our dynamic climate system. The fourth edition features a completely revised full-color art program that enhances clarity and gradation of all maps, climographs, and images to help readers better understand the diversity of climate within varying climate types.
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Ecological Climatology

Concepts and Applications

Author: Gordon B. Bonan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107268869

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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This book introduces an interdisciplinary framework to understand the interaction between terrestrial ecosystems and climate change. It reviews basic meteorological, hydrological and ecological concepts to examine the physical, chemical and biological processes by which terrestrial ecosystems affect and are affected by climate. The textbook is written for advanced undergraduate and graduate students studying ecology, environmental science, atmospheric science and geography. The central argument is that terrestrial ecosystems become important determinants of climate through their cycling of energy, water, chemical elements and trace gases. This coupling between climate and vegetation is explored at spatial scales from plant cells to global vegetation geography and at timescales of near instantaneous to millennia. The text also considers how human alterations to land become important for climate change. This restructured edition, with updated science and references, chapter summaries and review questions, and over 400 illustrations, including many in colour, serves as an essential student guide.
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Climatology

An Atmospheric Science

Author: John J. Hidore

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780321602053

Category: Science

Page: 385

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Taking the study of atmospheric science beyond the daily weather map, Climatology explores the broader impacts of weather and climate. The authors cover multiple facets of climate, many of which play a significant role in everyday life—and examine many topics, such as past climates, that are seldom adequately covered in other introductions to the subject. The science behind widely publicized events is explained within the systematic coverage of climate and climatology. The relationships between climate and peopleare discussed in detail, and readers are shown how common things ranging from wind-chill to architecture are understood in the wider context of climate. In the Third Edition, data and information have been updated throughout and significant coverage is devoted to climate change. Climatology in the World Today; Energy and the Climate System; Atmospheric Temperatures; Climate and the Hydrologic Cycle; Wind and Circulation Patterns; Atmosphere-Ocean Interactions; Air Mass and Synoptic Climatology; Air Mass and Synoptic Climatology; Climatology of Atmospheric Storms; Natural Causes of Climate Change; Reconstruction of Past Climates; Greenhouse Gases and Global Warming; Climate Change and the Physical Environment; Climate Change and the Living World; Changes in Atmospheric Chemistry; Regional Climates: Scales of Study; Tropical Climates; Mid-Latitude Climates; Polar and Highland Climates; The Human Response to Climate; Climate, Agriculture, and Industry. A useful reference for anyone who wants to learn more about Earth's climate and weather.
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Global Warming - Myth or Reality?

The Erring Ways of Climatology

Author: Marcel Leroux

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540281002

Category: Science

Page: 510

View: 1966

This book seeks to separate fact from fiction in the global-warming debate. The author begins by describing the history of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and many other conferences, and their dire predictions on global temperatures, rainfall, weather and climate, while highlighting confusion and sensationalism media reports. He then lays out the "heretical" scientific case of the sizable skeptical scientific community who challenge the accepted wisdom.
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Global Physical Climatology

Author: Dennis L. Hartmann

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 008091862X

Category: Science

Page: 498

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Global Physical Climatology, Second Edition, provides an introduction to the science of climate and climate change that spans the atmosphere, ocean, and land surface, and the interactions among them. It begins with a basic introduction to the climate system, and then introduces the physics of the climate system, including the principles and processes that determine the structure and climate of the atmosphere, ocean, and land surface. More advanced topics apply the basic knowledge introduced to understanding natural variability of the climate in both the present and past, the sensitivity of climate to external forcing, explanations for the ice ages, and the science of human-induced climate change. The physical principles and computer models necessary for understanding past climate and predicting future climate are also discussed. This book is recommended for upper division undergraduates and graduates in meteorology, atmospheric science, oceanography, and other environmental fields. It is also suitable for students with a background of at least one year of college physics and calculus as well as researchers in academia, government (military, NOAA, NWS), and policymakers. Covers a great range of information on the Earth’s climate system and how it works Includes a basic introduction to the physics of climate suitable for physical science majors Provides an overview of the central themes of modern research on climate change suitable for beginning researchers Incorporates problem sets to aid learning Offers an authoritative, clearly written, well-illustrated text with up-to-date data and modeling results
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Climatology of West Africa

Author: Derek Hayward,J. S. Oguntoyinbo

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780389207214

Category: Science

Page: 271

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Climatology of West Africa presents the first complete overview of West African climate in textbook form. Lucidly illustrated and thoroughly up-to-date, it provides, for the student, a clear synthesis that coherently demonstrates the importance of environmental dependence on climate. The authors' research has been deep and wide-ranging; they have collated material from many hundreds of sources to produce a text which comprehensively describes the climates of the region, explains them in non-technical language, and shows how crucial this knowledge and understanding is to everyday life in West Africa. The book will be of interest to anyone studying West Africa in the context of geography, agriculture, forestry, health, industry and development.
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Applied Climatology

A Study of Atmospheric Resources

Author: John E. Hobbs

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483101541

Category: Science

Page: 222

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Applied Climatology: A Study of Atmospheric Resources focuses on the management of the atmosphere as a resource. The book first discusses the atmospheric system, including atmospheric circulation and energy in the system. The text then examines the variable atmosphere. Scale variability, climatic change, air pollution, and hazards and extremes are considered. The book also focuses on weather and human behavior. Human biometeorology and climatic determinism; climate and comfort; weather and society; and climate and health are discussed. The text also describes the impacts of extreme events, including tropical cyclones, local storms, cumulative hazards, and climatic change and world food production. The selection also focuses on the effects of weather on daily human activities, including leisure and recreation, construction industry, retailing, utilities, and agriculture. The text then highlights weather forecasting and management of atmospheric resources. Types and methods of forecasting; accuracy and reliability of forecasts; dissemination and application of weather forecasts; weather and climate modification; and role of meteorologists are discussed. The book is a good source of information for readers interested to study the atmosphere as a resource.
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Climatology at work

measurements, methods, and machines

Author: National Weather Records Center (U.S.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 109

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Antarctic Meteorology and Climatology

Author: J. C. King,J. Turner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521039840

Category: Nature

Page: 409

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A comprehensive survey of the climatology and meteorology of Antarctica for atmospheric scientists, glaciologists, oceanographers and biologists.
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Climatology

Author: Karl Von Schilling

Publisher: Health Research Books

ISBN: 9780787309152

Category:

Page: 12

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Climatology deals with the chemistry of life as influenced by certain seasons of the year. Science recognizes the seasonal influence on human behavior. with this material you will be able to make an intimate study of yourself and others. Colors play a.
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Climatology

Author: N.A

Publisher: Bib. Orton IICA / CATIE

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Climatology, An Atmospheric Science

Earth sciences, Environmental science

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 147840342X

Category: Education

Page: 89

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Climatology, An Atmospheric Science. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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Curing the Colonizers

Hydrotherapy, Climatology, and French Colonial Spas

Author: Eric T. Jennings

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822338222

Category: History

Page: 271

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A cultural history of French colonizers, and their ambitions and anxieties, as reflected through highland spas in th French empire.
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Limnology, Climatology and Paleoclimatology of the East African Lakes

Author: A. Ivan Johnson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9782884492348

Category: Science

Page: 456

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Contains selected papers presented at a symposium at Jinja, Uganda in February 1993 which was organized by IDEAL, the International Decade for East African Lakes, a ten-year, multi- national, multi-disciplinary investigation of the biological, geological, chemical, and physical limnology of the East African Lakes, with an emphasis on the Great Lakes of the East African Rift Valley and the climatology and paleoclimatology of the Rift Valley itself. The 37 contributions address tectonic settings of the East African lakes, the East African climate, physical limnology, aquatic chemistry, food webs and fisheries, sedimentary processes, the impact of humans, and a historical note. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Climatology

Author: J. Bucknell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 163

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Climatology

Reviews of Research

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Arid Regions

Page: 190

View: 8575

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Tropical Climatology

An Introduction to the Climates of the Low Latitudes

Author: Glenn R. McGregor,Simon Nieuwolt

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471966104

Category: Science

Page: 352

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Tropical Climatology Second Edition Glenn R. McGregor, The University of Birmingham, UK Simon Nieuwolt (deceased) Formerly Adjunct Professor, University of Guelph, Canada Climatology, the scientific study of climate, is not only concerned with explaining why a location's or region's climate is like it is but also with describing the nature and availability of the climate resource for a wide range of human activities. This subject is of great relevance to the tropics as climate in many ways controls the lives and economic activities of the approximately 2400 million people living in tropical regions. Tropical climates also have effects that reach far beyond the limits of the regions where they actually prevail: the global general circulation is largely driven by the export of considerable amounts of heat energy from tropical to extratropical latitudes: a large part of all atmospheric water content originates from the tropics, and intermittent tropical phenomena, like El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO), not only influence the climates over extensive tropical areas but many parts of the extratropics. The climate sensitivity of populations and economic production in the tropics also makes these regions especially vulnerable to any negative impacts arising from human-induced climate change. Tropical Climatology aims to provide a geographical viewpoint on the physical processes in the tropical atmosphere: to offer explanations of how a location's climate is a product of these processes and to highlight the implications of tropical atmospheric behaviour and climate change for those living in the tropics. This is the second edition of the book and reflects the substantial developments in the field of tropical climatology which have taken place over the two decades since the publication of the first edition. New and updated material has been included on the nature of the general tropical circulation, the monsoons, the quasi-biennial oscillation, the 40-50 day tropical circulation, the El Nino Southern Oscillation phenomenon and its climatic impacts, tropical disturbances, the characteristics of regional tropical climates and climate change in the tropics. The readership of the book remains essentially the same as that for which the first edition was intended; second to third year students in geography and the environmental sciences who have some background in climatology. The updated reference list will, however, provide an entry point for non-specialist postgraduates into the field of tropical climatology.
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