Fundamentals of meteorology

Author: Louis J. Battan

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 304

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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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FUNDAMENTALS OF CLIMATOLOGY

Author: SATISH KUMAR

Publisher: EduPedia Publications (P) Ltd

ISBN: 1521500517

Category: Science

Page: 180

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With the approach of sky, the mystery of weathering phenomena is no longer a hidden question mark. The year 1957 was a remarkable time when U.S.S.R launches first space satellite and even before with the help of hot air balloons, aero planes man has being exploring the atmosphere. Today with the help of satellite and other modern line instruments we have a vast pool of data which is use full for all climatology applications from identifying drought, flood, temperature variations, violent weather phenomena such as cyclone, tornadoes, thunderstorm etc. to disaster management and rescue operations. The present book is a simplified version of all tropical terms, phenomena and mechanisms related to atmosphere. With the help of basic science laws, theorem and derivation conceptual problems and facts related to atmospheric circulation of heat, wind and humidity aspects are tried to solve out. The basic concept clarity is the main feature of this book and instead of huge writing works, basic concepts with their definition, figures and graphs has been tried to solve out. This book will prove very helpful for the beginners, college students and aspiration of competitive examinations. I hope that the book will develop a clear cut concept approach and analytical thinking among readers.
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Fundamentals of Numerical Weather Prediction

Author: Jean Coiffier

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139502700

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Numerical models have become essential tools in environmental science, particularly in weather forecasting and climate prediction. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the techniques used in these fields, with emphasis on the design of the most recent numerical models of the atmosphere. It presents a short history of numerical weather prediction and its evolution, before describing the various model equations and how to solve them numerically. It outlines the main elements of a meteorological forecast suite, and the theory is illustrated throughout with practical examples of operational models and parameterizations of physical processes. This book is founded on the author's many years of experience, as a scientist at Météo-France and teaching university-level courses. It is a practical and accessible textbook for graduate courses and a handy resource for researchers and professionals in atmospheric physics, meteorology and climatology, as well as the related disciplines of fluid dynamics, hydrology and oceanography.
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Climates of the British Isles

Present, Past and Future

Author: Elaine Barrow,Mike Hulme

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317973755

Category: Science

Page: 500

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Our understanding of climate and its role in human affairs has changed markedly over recent years, as have climate observation systems and modelling capabilities. Reliance on recent weather statistics to provide a guide for future climate is no longer viable. Evidence of human-induced climate change has placed climate high on political and the media agendas. Climates of the British Isles provides a comprehensive account of what we know about climate and changing climates at the end of the twentieth century. Integrating the historical and geographical dimensions of climate, the crucial link between past and future climatic conditions is examined through the geographical lens of the British Isles. Climates of past ages are reconstructed and full descriptions of present climate are illustrated by a wealth of graphs, maps and images. Important climate data sets are provided. Marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the internationally acclaimed Climatic Research Unit, this book distils much of the leading research of present and recent members of the unit and presents an authoritative, accessible view of climatic change and prospects for the next millenium and beyond.
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Fundamentals and Climate Now

Author: H. H. Lamb

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780416115307

Category: Climatology

Page: 613

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Part 3. Survey of types of evidence of past climates over last million years and methods of dating evidence. Part 4. Events of last 15 years leading to problems of estimating course of fut- ure development and man's influence on climate.
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Management of Weather and Climate Risk in the Energy Industry

Author: Alberto Troccoli

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9048136911

Category: Science

Page: 344

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Meteorological and climate data are indeed essential both in day-to-day energy management and for the definition of production and distribution infrastructures. For instance, the supply of electricity to users can be disturbed by extreme meteorological events such as thunderstorms with unusually strong winds, severe icing, severe cold spells, sea level elevation associated with storm surges, floods ... To be protected against such events, it is not sufficient to act after they have taken place. It is necessary to identify their potential impacts precisely and assess the probability of their occurrence. This book shows that this can only be done through an enhanced dialogue between the energy community and the climate and meteorology community. This implies an in-depth dialogue between actors to define precisely what kind of data is needed and how it should be used. Météo-France has been in long-term cooperation with the energy sector, including the fields of electricity production and distribution. Drawing on this experience, it should be noted in this respect the importance of lo- term partnership between actors as exemplified here by the message of EDF.
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Physics of the Atmosphere and Climate

Author: Murry L. Salby

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521767180

Category: Science

Page: 666

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Murry Salby's textbook provides an integrated treatment of processes controlling the Earth-atmosphere system for students and researchers.
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Fundamentals of Irrigation and On-farm Water Management:

Author: Hossain Ali

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441963352

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 560

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Agriculture is one of the few industries that has been creating resources conti- ously from nature. Sustainability of this industry is a crucial issue at now-a-days. Agricultural technologies are important to feed the growing world population. Agricultural engineering has been applying scienti?c principles for the optimal use of natural resources in agricultural production for the bene?t of humankind. The role of agricultural engineering is increasing in the coming days at the forthcoming challenges of producing more food with less water coupled with climate uncertainty. I am happy to know that a book entitled "Fundamentals of Irrigation and On-farm Water Management", written by Engr. Dr. M. H. Ali, is going to be p- lished by Springer. The book is designed to cover the major ?elds of agricultural and environmental engineering such as weather, plant, soil, water, and basics of on-farm water management. The book will be quite useful for the students of agricultural engineering. Students of other related branches of engineering s- ences, and engineers working in the ?eld and at research institutes will also be beni?ted. The book may serve as a text book for the students and as a practical hand-book for the practitioners and researchers in the ?eld of irrigation and on-farm water management. Utilization of the recent literature in the area and citation of relevant journals / reports have added a special value to this book. Considering the topics covered, engineers, scientists, practitioners, and educators will ?nd this book as a valuable resource.
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Fundamentals of Physics and Chemistry of the Atmosphere

Author: Guido Visconti

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540674207

Category: Nature

Page: 593

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This book is intended mainly as an introductory course to the physics and chemistry of the atmosphere and to climate dynamics. The basics in thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, radiation and chemistry are given and aimed at explaining the most interesting problems existing in the study of the atmospheres of the Earth and planets. The originality of the book is that it even offers the computer programs to solve these problems. A particular effort is made to approach the different topics intuitively. Among the themes covered is the most recent evolution concerning the ozone hole, the carbon dioxide problem and the chaos theory. The CD-ROM containing solutions with computer models is attached to the book. This CD includes few program listings (in FORTRAN) and the instructions to run them in order to solve a number of problems. There are also two energy balance climate models, programs for the dynamics and a simulation for the ice ages based on the stochastic resonance theory.
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