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Contemporary Climatology : 2nd Edition - Peter Robinson

Contemporary Climatology

2nd Edition

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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.

Features and Benefits

  • 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.
About the Author

Peter Robinson's award-winning novels have been named a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly, a Notable Book by the New York Times, and a Page-Turner of the Week 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"

The scope and controls of the climate
The Earth's radiation budget
Energy and temperature
Moisture in the atmosphere
Precipitation
Winds and pressure
The general circulation and global climate
Tropical weather and climate
Extra-tropical climates
Local climates
Human interaction with climate
Climates of the past
The future - Climate change, climate models climate impacts
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ISBN: 9780582276314
ISBN-10: 0582276314
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 332
Published: 1st June 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 19.68  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.75
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition