Atmosphere, Weather and Climate / Edition 8

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Overview

Atmosphere, Weather and Climate presents a comprehensive introduction to weather processes and climatic conditions around the world, their observed changes and projected future trends. This updated and expanded eighth edition of Atmosphere, Weather and Climate will prove invaluable to those studying the earth's atmosphere and world climate, whether from environmental and earth sciences, geography, ecology, agriculture, hydrology or related disciplinary perspectives.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415271714
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/25/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 472
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Roger G. Barry is Professor of Geography, University of Colorado at Boulder, Director of the World Data Center for Glaciology and a Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences.

The late Richard J. Chorley was Professor of Geography at the University of Cambridge.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the eighth edition
Acknowledgements
1 Introduction and history of meteorology and climatology 1
2 Atomospheric composition, mass and structure 9
3 Solar radiation and the global energy budget 32
4 Atmospheric moisture budget 64
5 Atmospheric instability, cloud formation and precipitation processes 89
6 Atmospheric motion: principles 112
7 Planetary-scale motions in the atmosphere and ocean 127
8 Numerical models of the general circulation, climate and weather prediction 162
9 Mid-latitude synoptic and mesoscale systems 177
10 Weather and climate in middle and high latitudes 213
11 Tropical weather and climate 262
12 Boundary layer climates 321
13 Climate change 353
App. 1 Climate classification 391
App. 2 Systeme International (SI) units 399
App. 3 Synoptic weather maps 401
App. 4 Data sources 404
Notes 406
Bibliography 409
Index 412
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