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Contemporary Climatology

Textbook

By: Peter Robinson and Ann Henderson-Sellers

317 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs, tabs, maps

Addison Wesley Longman (Pearson Education)

Paperback | Jun 1999 | Edition: 2 | #93418 | ISBN: 0582276314
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NHBS Price: £43.99 $55/€52 approx

About this book

Comprehensive guide to the nature of the earth's climate, presenting a synthesis of contemporary scientific ideas about atmospheric circulation.

'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"


Contents

1. The scope and controls of the climate; 2. The Earth's radiation budget; 3. Energy and temperature; 4. Moisture in the atmosphere; 5. Precipitation; 6. Winds and pressure; 7. The general circulation and global climate; 8. Tropical weather and climate; 9. Extra-tropical climates; 10. Local climates; 11. Human interaction with climate; 12. Climates of the past; 13. The future - Climate change, climate models climate impacts

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