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The Encyclopedia of Climatology

Series: Encyclopedia of Earth Science Series

Edited By: JE Oliver and RW Fairbridge

1088 pages, Illus

Van Nostrand Rheinhold

Hardback | Dec 1987 | #14236 | ISBN: 0879330090
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&i;Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series, Volume XI&o;
Edited by JE Oliver and RW Fairbridge
Includes articles on bioclimatology, nuclear medicine, El Nino, climate and art, climatotherapy, crime and climate, acid rainfall, climatic models, climatic hazards, water supply, agriculture, desertification, architecture and climate, energy budget climatology, snoptic climatology, world regional climates, medical climatology, applied climatology, civilization and climate, climatic variations and the greenhouse effect.
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Acid Rain. Adiabatic Phenomena. Aerology. Aerosols. Africa, Climate of. Agroclimatology. Airmass Climatology. Air Pollution Climatology. Albedo and Reflectivity. Aleutian Low. Angular Momentum, Angular Velocity. Antarctic Climates. Applied Climatology. Architecture and Climate. Arctic Climates. Arctic Front. Arid Climates. Aridity Indexes. Art and Climate. Asia, Climate of. Atmosphere, Evolution of. Atmospheric Circulation, Global. Atmospheric Nomenclature. Atmospheric Nuclei and Dust. Australia, Climate of. Azores (Bermuda) High. Beaufort Wind Scale. Bioclimatology. Blocking. Boreal Zone. Boundary Layer Climatology. Bowen Ratio. Bruckner Cycle. Carbon Dioxide and Climate. Carbon-14 Dating. Centers of Action. Central America and West Indies, Climate of. Climatic Change and Ancient Civilization. Climatic Change Theories. Climatic Classification. Climatic Data, Nature of. Climatic Data, Sample of. Climatic Data, Sources of. Climatic Forecasting, Monthly and Seasonal. Climatic Hazards. Climatic Modification, Inadvertent. Climatic Variation, Geological Record. Climatic Variation, Historical Record. Climatic Variation, Instrumental Data. Climatology. Climatology, History of. Climatotherapy. Clouds and Cloudiness. Coastal Climate. Cold Pole. Condensation. Confluence and Diffluence. Continental Climate. Continentality. Convergence and Divergence. Coriolis Effect. Crime and Climate. Cycles and Periodicities. Desertification. Determinism, Climatic. Dew. Dew Point. Doldrums. Drought. Dynamic Climatology. Earth Motions. Easterly Waves. Electromagnetic Radiation. El Nino. Energy Budget Climatology. Energy Transfer in the Atmosphere. Europe, Climate of. Evaporation. Evapotranspiration. Ferrel Cell. Fog and Mist. Frost. Geomorphology and Climate. Glacial Anticyclone Theory. Greenhouse Effect. Hadley Cell, Hadley Regime. Hail. Health and Climate. Heat Low. Horse Latitudes. Humid Climates. Humidity. Hurricanes. Hurricanes, Beach Effects of. Hydroclimatology. Ice Age Theory. Icelandic Low. Indian Summer. Intertropical Convergence Zone. Inversion. "Iso" Terms. Jet Streams. Katabatic (Gravity) Winds. Kepler's Laws. Koniology. Koppen-Supan Line. Krakatoa Winds. Lakes, Effects on Climate. Land and Sea Breezes. Lapse Rate. Latent Heat. Lightning. Little Ice Age. Local Climatology. Local Winds. Maritime Climate, Oceanicity. Maunder Minimum. Mediterranean Climate. Mesosphere. Microclimatology. Middle Latitude Climates. Models, Climatic. Monsoon Climates. Mountain and Valley Winds. Mountain Climates, Upland. National Center for Atmospheric Research. National Climate Program Act. Nephanalysis. North America, Climate of. North American High. Nuclear Winter. Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction. Ocean Circulation. Oceans, Climate of. Orographic Precipitation. Oscillation. Oxygen, Evolution in Atmosphere. Ozone. Pacific (Hawaiian) High. Paleoclimatology. Paleoclimatology, Isotopic. Paleohydrology. Palmer Index. Phase Changes. Precession. Precipitation. Precipitation Distribution. Pressure, Principles of. Pressure, Surface. Pressure, Upper Air. Pressure Gradient. Radar, Climatic Applications. Radiation Laws. Rain Shadow. Relative Humidity. Rossby Number. Rossby Regime. Rossby Wave. Satellite Climatology. Satellites, Weather and Climate. Savanna Climate. Scales of Climate. Scattering. Sea Ice, Climatic Changes. Sea Level, Mean. Seasons. Semiarid Regions, Hydroclimatology. Siberian (Asiatic) High. Soils and obClimate. Solar Activity and Climatic Change. Solar Radiation. Solar Wind. South America, Climate of. Southern Oscillation. Spherics. Spiral (Ekman) Layer. Standard Atmosphere. Stemflow. Stratosphere. Streamlines. Sunspot Cycles. Sunspots. Synoptic Climatology. Taiga Climate. Temperature Distribution. Temperature-Humidity Index. Terrestrial Radiation. Thunder. Thunderstorms. Tornadoes. Trade Winds. Tree-Ring Analysis. Tropical and Equatorial Climates. Troposphere. Tundra Climate. Turbulence and Diffusion. Ultraviolet Radiation. Units, Constants, and Symbols. Urban Climatology. Vegetation and Climate. Visibility. Vorticity. Walker Circulation. Water Budget Analysis. Waterspouts. Wave Climate. Weather. Westerlies, Middle Latitude West Winds. Wind Chill. Wind Principles. Winds and Wind Systems. Zonal Circulation and Index. Climatic Zones.

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Professor Rhodes W. Fairbridge is emeritus Professor of Geology at Columbia University and is now visiting scientist at the Goddard Institute of Space Studies (NASA, NY). He has edited more that two dozen encyclopedias and authored more than three-hundred scientific publications.

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