Global Physical Climatology / Edition 1

Global Physical Climatology / Edition 1

by Dennis L. Hartmann
     
 

ISBN-10: 0123285305

ISBN-13: 9780123285300

Pub. Date: 05/31/1994

Publisher: Elsevier Science

The science of climatology began to evolve rapidly in the last third of the twentieth century. This rapid development arose from several causes. During this period, the view of the Earth from its moon made people more aware of the exceptional nature of their planetary home at about the same time that it became widely understood that humans could alter our global…  See more details below

Overview

The science of climatology began to evolve rapidly in the last third of the twentieth century. This rapid development arose from several causes. During this period, the view of the Earth from its moon made people more aware of the exceptional nature of their planetary home at about the same time that it became widely understood that humans could alter our global environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780123285300
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
05/31/1994
Series:
International Geophysics Series, #56
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
424
Sales rank:
1,294,752
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Introduction to the Climate System
Ch. 2The Global Energy Balance
Ch. 3Atmospheric Radiative Transfer and Climate
Ch. 4The Energy Balance of the Surface
Ch. 5The Hydrologic Cycle
Ch. 6Atmospheric General Circulation and Climate
Ch. 7The Ocean General Circulation and Climate
Ch. 8History and Evolution of Earth's Climate
Ch. 9Climate Sensitivity and Feedback Mechanisms
Ch. 10Global Climate Models
Ch. 11Natural Climate Change
Ch. 12Anthropogenic Climate Change
Appendix A: Calculation of Isolation under Current Conditions
Appendix B: The Clausisus-Clapeyron Relation
Appendix C: The First Law of Thermodynamics, Lapse Rate and Potential Temperature
Appendix D: Derivation of Simple Radiative Flux Equations
Appendix E: Symbol Definitions
Appendix F: Systeme Internationale (SI) Units
Appendix G: Useful Numerical Values
Appendix H: Answers to Selected Exercises
Glossary
References
Index
International Geophysics Series

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