The Global Climate System: Patterns, Processes, and Teleconnections

The Global Climate System: Patterns, Processes, and Teleconnections

by Howard A. Bridgman
     
 

ISBN-10: 052182642X

ISBN-13: 9780521826426

Pub. Date: 07/31/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Over the last 20 years, developments in climatology have provided an amazing array of explanations for the pattern of world climates. This textbook examines the Earth's climate systems in light of this growth in data availability, data retrieval systems, and satellite and computer applications. It considers regional climate anomalies, developments in teleconnections,…  See more details below

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Over the last 20 years, developments in climatology have provided an amazing array of explanations for the pattern of world climates. This textbook examines the Earth's climate systems in light of this growth in data availability, data retrieval systems, and satellite and computer applications. It considers regional climate anomalies, developments in teleconnections, unusual sequences of recent climate change, and human impacts on the climate system. The physical climate forms the main part of the book, but it also considers social and economic aspects of the global climate system. This textbook has been derived from the authors' extensive experience of teaching climatology and atmospheric science. Each chapter contains an essay by a specialist in the field to enhance the understanding of selected topics. An extensive bibliography is included and lists websites for further study. This textbook will be invaluable to students of climatology and atmospheric science.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521826426
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Oscillations and teleconnections25
3Tropical climates59
4Middle-latitude climates96
5Climate of the polar realms131
6Post-glacial climatic change and variability171
7Urban impacts on climate205
8Human response to climate change244
9Essay : model interpretation of climate signals : an application to Asian monsoon climate281
10Conclusions and the future of climate research309

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