The Arctic Climate System

The Arctic Climate System

by Mark C. Serreze, Roger G. Barry
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521814189

ISBN-13: 9780521814188

Pub. Date: 01/16/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This second edition brings this definitive book completely up to date with the many advances in our understanding of Arctic climate since the first edition was published in 2005. The book has also been extensively reorganized to weave issues of Arctic change throughout the text, rather than confining them to a single chapter. It is the first to provide an

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This second edition brings this definitive book completely up to date with the many advances in our understanding of Arctic climate since the first edition was published in 2005. The book has also been extensively reorganized to weave issues of Arctic change throughout the text, rather than confining them to a single chapter. It is the first to provide an integrated assessment of the Arctic climate system, recognizing that a true understanding of how the Arctic functions lies in appreciating the interactions and linkages among its various components. The book begins with a historical perspective, followed by discussion of the basic physical and climatic characteristics of the Arctic. Following a review of past climates (paleoclimates), the book closes with an assessment of the Arctic's uncertain future. Though targeted mainly at advanced students and researchers, this book is accessible to anyone with an interest in the Arctic and a basic understanding of climate science.

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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

1The evolution of knowledge about the Arctic and its climate1
2Physical characteristics and basic climatic features17
3The basic atmospheric heat budget55
4The atmospheric circulation74
5The surface energy budget110
6Precipitation, net precipitation and river discharge147
7Arctic ocean - sea ice - climate interactions177
8Climate regimes of the Arctic208
9Modeling the Arctic climate system229
10Arctic paleoclimates262
11Recent climate variability, trends and the future291

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