The Global Climate System

Patterns, Processes, and Teleconnections

Author: Howard A. Bridgman,John E. Oliver

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139455737

Category: Science

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Over the last 20 years, developments in climatology have provided an amazing array of explanations for the pattern of world climates. This textbook, first published in 2006, examines the earth's climate systems in light of this incredible growth in data availability, data retrieval systems, and satellite and computer applications. It considers regional climate anomalies, developments in teleconnections, unusual sequences of recent climate change, and human impacts upon the climate system. The physical climate forms the main part of the book, but it also considers social and economic aspects of the global climate system. This textbook has been derived from the authors' extensive experience of teaching climatology and atmospheric science. Each chapter contains an essay by a specialist in the field to enhance the understanding of selected topics. An extensive bibliography is included and lists of websites for further study. This textbook will be invaluable to advanced students of climatology and atmospheric science.
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Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, Second Edition

Author: S. George Philander

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506320759

Category: Science

Page: 1720

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The First Edition of the Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change provided a multi-authored, academic yet non-technical resource for students and teachers to understand the importance of global warming, to appreciate the effects of human activity and greenhouse gases around the world, and to learn the history of climate change and the research enterprise examining it. This edition was well received, with notable reviews. Since its publication, the debate over the advent of global warming at least partially brought on by human enterprise has continued to ebb and flow, depending literally on the weather, politics, and media coverage of climate summits and debates. Advances in research also change the discourse as new data is collected and new scientific projects continue to explore and explain global warming and climate change. Thus, a new, Second Edition updates more than half of the original entries and adds new perspectives and content to keep students and researchers up-to-date in a field that has proven provocatively lively.
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Encyclopedia of Environmental Change

Three Volume Set

Author: John A Matthews

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446264882

Category: Nature

Page: 1496

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Accessibly written by a team of international authors, the Encyclopedia of Environmental Change provides a gateway to the complex facts, concepts, techniques, methodology and philosophy of environmental change. This three-volume set illustrates and examines topics within this dynamic and rapidly changing interdisciplinary field. The encyclopedia includes all of the following aspects of environmental change: Diverse evidence of environmental change, including climate change and changes on land and in the oceans Underlying natural and anthropogenic causes and mechanisms Wide-ranging local, regional and global impacts from the polar regions to the tropics Responses of geo-ecosystems and human-environmental systems in the face of past, present and future environmental change Approaches, methodologies and techniques used for reconstructing, dating, monitoring, modelling, projecting and predicting change Social, economic and political dimensions of environmental issues, environmental conservation and management and environmental policy Over 4,000 entries explore the following key themes and more: Conservation Demographic change Environmental management Environmental policy Environmental security Food security Glaciation Green Revolution Human impact on environment Industrialization Landuse change Military impacts on environment Mining and mining impacts Nuclear energy Pollution Renewable resources Solar energy Sustainability Tourism Trade Water resources Water security Wildlife conservation The comprehensive coverage of terminology includes layers of entries ranging from one-line definitions to short essays, making this an invaluable companion for any student of physical geography, environmental geography or environmental sciences.
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Synoptic and Dynamic Climatology

Author: Roger G. Barry,Andrew M. Carleton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134969740

Category: Science

Page: 644

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Synoptic and Dynamic Climatology provides the first comprehensive account of the dynamical behaviour and mechanisms of the global climate system and its components, together with a modern survey of synoptic-scale weather systems in the tropics and extratropics, and of the methods and applications of synoptic climate classification. It is unrivalled in the scope and detail of its contents. The work is thoroughly up to date, with extensive bibliographies by chapter. It is illustrated with nearly 300 figures and plates. *Part 1 provides an introduction to the global climate system and the space-time scales of weather and climate processes, followed by a chapter on climate data and their analysis *Part 2 describes and explains the characteristics of the general circulation of the global atmosphere and includes the nature and causes of global teleconnection patterns *Part 3 discusses synoptic weather systems in the extratropics and tropics and satellite-based climatologies of synoptic features. It also describes the applications of synoptic climatology and summarises current climatic research and its directions.
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Encyclopedia of global warming

Author: Steven I. Dutch

Publisher: Salem Pr Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 1211

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The subject of climate change has become an important issue over the past few years. Encyclopedia of Global Warming is designed to help the student or patron understand the environmental science, social issues and controversies surrounding this important issue. Essays explore a wide variety of topics, including fossil fuels, glaciology, conservation, human rights, pollution, society, science and water resources.
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Understanding Climate Change

Climate Variability, Predictability, and Change in the Midwestern United States

Author: S. C. Pryor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 296

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Investigating the climate system of the Midwest
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Ecology

An Australian Perspective

Author: Peter Muecke Attiwill,Barbara A. Wilson

Publisher: United Campus Bookshops

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 664

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Shortlisted for The BPA Print Group Best Designed Tertiary and Further Education Book in the 55th Annual APA Book Design Awards 2007.Ecology: An Australian Perspective is uniquely and wholly Australian. It is the only textbook of ecology that deals comprehensively with the ecological principles and practice of plant and animal ecology in an Australian context. New to this edition: Four new chapters on population ecology New chapter on community ecology More on the fundamental theory of ecology New structure to better fit the way ecology is taught Congratulations to author PeterAttiwill who was made a member of the Order of Australia in the recent Queen's birthday honours for "service to science, particularly in the field of forest ecology, as an academic, researcher and author."
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