Global Physical Climatology / Edition 1

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Overview

Global Physical Climatology is an introductory text devoted to the fundamental physical principles and problems of climate sensitivity and change. Addressing some of the most critical issues in climatology, this text features incisive coverage of topics that are central to understanding orbital parameter theory for past climate changes, and for anthropogenic and natural causes of near-future changes--

Key Features
* Covers the physics of climate change
* Examines the nature of the current climate and its previous changes
* Explores the sensitivity of climate and the mechanisms by which humans are likely to produce near-future climate changes
* Provides instructive end-of-chapter exercises and appendices

Audience: Junior- and senior-level students in departments of atmospheric science or geophysics, in courses in climate physics, physical climatology, or climate dynamics.

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From the Publisher
"Few textbooks presently give such a comprehensive and clear account of the complexities of the climate system. Throughout, the book is very readable and I recommend it thoroughly."
--Grant Bigg in Weather
"...contains useful information on all aspects of physical climatology from boundary layer processes to global models. It has a good index which allows ready access to specific subjects...will be useful to students wanting more than a descriptive approach to climatology."
--GEOGRAPHICS
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The first seven chapter are designed for a 10-week, upper- division undergraduate course for atmospheric science majors; the addition of the other five chapters and readings from the current literature make it suitable for a graduate course. Unlike most climatology textbooks, written from the perspective of physics rather than geography. Includes an extensive glossary without pronunciation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123285300
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 5/31/1994
  • Series: International Geophysics Series , #56
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 424
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Climate System. The Global Energy Balance. Atmospheric Radiative Transfer and Climate. The Energy Balance of the Surface. The Hydrologic Cycle. Atmospheric General Circulation and Climate. The Ocean GeneralCirculation and Climate. History and Evolution of Earths Climate. Climate Sensitivity and Feedback Mechanisms. Global Climate Models. Natural Climate Change. Anthropogenic Climate Change. Appendices. Chapter Exercises. References. Subject Index.
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