Contemporary Climatology provides an up-to-date, stimulating and comprehensive guide to the nature of the earth's climate. It presents a synthesis of contemporary scientific ideas about atmospheric circulation, providing the basic factual information and suggesting ways in which this information can be used. This second edition reflects the fascinating technological advances in the study of the climate of the earth over the past decade and, moreover, indicates where the challenges, and excitement, within the subject lie. Throughout, the authors stress the importance of understanding climatic systems in their complexity, but the book's clear and vivid style makes the conceptual framework of contemporary climatology accessible to readers without a strong scientific background.
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Makes contemporary climatology accessible to readers without strong scientific background.
New sections on new modeling techniques such as Global Climate Models, mesoscale models, and regional climate models.
Comprehensive list of Web links and a new section on how to use databases such as the Internet.
New, larger format with even more illustrations, examples, and case material.
Glossary of meteorological and matological terms.
Covers all the latest forecasting techniques.
Peter Robinson's award-winning novels have been named a Best Book of the Year
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by People magazine. Robinson was born and brought up in Yorkshire, England, and now divides his time between North America and Richmond, Yorkshire.
'this is an excellent revision of a well-established text that should be welcomed by many students of geography, earth sciences, atmospheric sciences and environmental studies.' Keith Boucher, Loughborough University, "Progress in Physical Geography"