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The Weather and Climate of Southern Africa

By: PD Tyson and RA Preston-Whyte
512 pages, 36 b/w photos, 349 illus
The Weather and Climate of Southern Africa
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  • The Weather and Climate of Southern Africa ISBN: 9780195718065 Paperback Apr 2000 Temporarily out of stock: order now to get this when available
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Offers an introduction to the structure of the atmosphere, and detailed, well-illustrated discussions on the physics of meteorology, measurement, weather systems, ocean-atmosphere interactions, pollution, climactic change, and forecasting. With a new emphasis on the growing field of climatology, this book is especially relevant for environmental studies into the developing countries of southern Africa, and the relationship of the subcontinent to global weather and climatic changes.


Climatology and the modern science; composition and structure of the atmosphere; pressure, temperature and density relationships; the adiabatic process; moisture and precipitation; the tephigram; atmospheric heat transfer; horizontal motion and winds; vertical motion and cumulus convection; large-scale weather-producing processes and systems; the general circulation of the southern hemisphere; atmospheric circulation and weather over southern Africa; ocean-atmosphere interactions; boundary-layer phenomena; the transport of aerosols and trace gases; climatic change and variability; the prediction of future conditions.

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By: PD Tyson and RA Preston-Whyte
512 pages, 36 b/w photos, 349 illus
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... one of the understandable descriptions of climate physics that I have encountered. As such, the book stands on its own as a great introductory text... Progress in Physical Geography

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