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About this book
About this book
In its ninth edition, Atmosphere, Weather and Climate is the essential introduction to weather processes and climatic conditions around the world, their observed variability and changes, and projected future trends. It presents a comprehensive coverage of global meteorology and climatology, and in this new edition the latest scientific ideas are expressed in a clear, non-mathematical matter.
1. Introduction and History of Meteorology and Climatology 2. Atmospheric Composition, Mass and Structure 3. Solar Radiation and the Global Energy Budget 4. Atmospheric Moisture Budget 5. Atmospheric Instability, Cloud Formation and Precipitation Processes 6. Atmospheric Motion: Principles 7. Planetary-Scale Motions in the Atmosphere and Ocean 8. Numerical Models of the General Circulation, Climate and Weather Prediction 9. Mid-Latitude Synoptic Systems 10. Weather and Climate in Temperate and High Latitudes 11. Tropical Weather and Climate 12. Boundary Layer Climates 13. Climate Change
University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
516 pages, 29 col photos, 439 illus, 26 tabs
A comprehensive introduction to weather and climate, describing phenomena from cloud scale to global scale in a very accessible way. Dave Gutzler, University of New Mexico "This book provides an excellent overview of the climate system from the global to the local scale. It is excellently written at a level that provides detail, whilst being accessible at the introductory level. It is my first choice for the core text for my intermediate level undergraduate climatology course." Julie Jones, Sheffield University, UK