550 pages, Col plates, figs, tabs
This book provides an account of weather and climate of arid lands. It treats all aspects of desert weather, such as large-scale and local-scale causes of aridity, precipitation characteristics in deserts, dust storms and floods, climate change in deserts, precipitation processes, desertification, the land-surface physics of deserts, numerical modeling of desert atmospheres, and the effect of desert weather on humans.
'This important volume will satisfy the needs for more knowledge about the weather and climate of arid lands. it will appeal to advanced students and researchers as well as professors in environmental science, meteorology, physical geography, hydrology, and engineering.' Environmental Geology 'This is a reference book that deserves acclaim. It provides excellent text and teaching material'. Bulletin 'The book is extremely well-illustrated ... and over 700 references are listed in the main reference section ... the text is enjoyable to read.' Weather
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