Fundamentals of Weather and Climate / Edition 2

Fundamentals of Weather and Climate / Edition 2

by Robin McIlveen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199215421

ISBN-13: 9780199215423

Pub. Date: 07/22/2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Most of us generally fail to comprehend the enormous scale, power, and complexity of the atmosphere. With the effects of global climate change becoming increasingly apparent, an understanding of the processes that underpin our weather and climate is vital.

Offering an engaging and insightful treatment of the behavior of the lower atmosphere, Fundamentals of

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Most of us generally fail to comprehend the enormous scale, power, and complexity of the atmosphere. With the effects of global climate change becoming increasingly apparent, an understanding of the processes that underpin our weather and climate is vital.

Offering an engaging and insightful treatment of the behavior of the lower atmosphere, Fundamentals of Weather and Climate takes a quantitative approach to describing the mechanisms involved. Beginning with an overview of the atmosphere and its components, it introduces the physics that drive weather systems before setting those principles in the context of specific systems of differing scales and latitudes. Finally, the text draws this information together in relation to the problem of anthropogenic climate change.

Fundamentals of Weather and Climate is enhanced by extensive pedagogical features including end-of-chapter questions, key points, and custom-drawn illustrations that enable students to more easily visualize the processes and interactions described. A Companion Website offers resources for students and instructors.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199215423
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/22/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
661
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Observations
3. The constitution of the atmosphere
4. The state of the atmosphere
5. Atmospheric thermodynamics
6. Cloud and precipitation
7. The dynamics of the atmosphere
8. Radiation convection and advection
9. The atmospheric engine
10. Surface and boundary layer
11. Smaller-scale weather systems
12. Large-scale weather systems in mid latitudes
13. Large-scale weather systems in low latitudes
14. Climate and climate change

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