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The Arctic Climate System
     

The Arctic Climate System

by Mark C. Serreze, Roger G. Barry
 

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ISBN-10: 0521814189

ISBN-13: 9780521814188

Pub. Date: 01/16/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Arctic can be viewed as an integrated system, intimately linked by its atmosphere, ocean and land. This comprehensive, up-to-date assessment begins with an outline of early Arctic exploration and the growth of modern research. Using an integrated systems approach, subsequent chapters examine the atmospheric heat budget and circulation, the surface energy budget

Overview

The Arctic can be viewed as an integrated system, intimately linked by its atmosphere, ocean and land. This comprehensive, up-to-date assessment begins with an outline of early Arctic exploration and the growth of modern research. Using an integrated systems approach, subsequent chapters examine the atmospheric heat budget and circulation, the surface energy budget, the hydrologic cycle and interactions between the ocean, atmosphere and sea ice cover. Reviews of recent directions in numerical modeling and the characteristics of past Arctic climates cover recent climate variability as well as projected future trends.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521814188
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/16/2006
Series:
Cambridge Atmospheric and Space Science Series
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

1. The evolution of knowledge about the Arctic and its climate; 2. Physical characteristics and basic climatic features; 3. The basic atmospheric energy budget; 4. The atmospheric circulation; 5. The surface energy budget; 6. Precipitation, net precipitation and river discharge; 7. Arctic ocean-sea ice-climate interactions; 8. Climate regimes of the Arctic; 9. Modelling the Arctic climate system; 10. Arctic paleoclimates; 11. Recent climate variability, trends and the future.

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