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By: C David Whiteman
355 pages, 246 colour illustrations4 halftones24 line figures
Offers an introduction to the basic principles and concepts of mountain weather and explores their applications to natural resources management.
"Whiteman has grasped an opportunity to compile a broad text covering all aspects of mountain meteorology in a general way, and three selected aspects in specific ways. His efforts are to be applauded and enjoyed. This book represents a significant advance over available books on the topic, and will be warmly welcomed by its intended audience." -- Prof Douw Steyn, University of British Columbia, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology
"In this book, the author and his fellow contributors have done a very credible job explaining many of the unique phenomena associated with the mountain environment. Both the clear explanations and an overall manner that makes reading this book a very agreeable learning experience are credits to the author and his editor. This is indeed a book that someone interested in mountain weather would find very useful and informative. Clearly written, well organized, and appropriately illustrated, it is well worth the read."--Kenneth Rancourt, Bulletin of th
Preface; About the author; Acknowledgments; PART 1. MOUNTAIN CLIMATES; 1. Four factors that determine climate; PART 2. AN INTRODUCTION TO THE ATMOSPHERE; 2. Mountain climates of North America; 3. Atmospheric scales of motion and atmospheric composition; 4. Vertical structure, temperature, stability and the atmospheric boundary layer; 5. Pressure and winds; 6. Air masses and fronts; 7. Clouds and fogs; 8. Precipitation; 9. Weather maps, forecasts and data; PART 3. MOUNTAIN WINDS; 10. Terrain-forced flows; 11. Diurnal mountain winds; PART 4. SELECTED APPLICATIONS OF MOUNTAIN METEOROLOGY; 12. Air pollution dispersion; 13. Fire weather and smoke management; 14. Aerial spraying; References; Appendices; Glossary; Acronyms; Abbreviations; Index
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