Physics of Climate

Physics of Climate

by JosGe Pinto Peixoto, Abraham H. Oort
     
 

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"A superb reference." —- Physics Today "Will become a classic text in climate research. " —- Physics World "Valuable to anyone who studies, models, or uses the climate of the earth." —- Walter Robinson, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society "Informative and authoritative on a remarkably wide range of topics." —- Nature Are we entering a… See more details below

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"A superb reference." —- Physics Today "Will become a classic text in climate research. " —- Physics World "Valuable to anyone who studies, models, or uses the climate of the earth." —- Walter Robinson, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society "Informative and authoritative on a remarkably wide range of topics." —- Nature Are we entering a period of global warming? Is weather predictable? Physics of Climate offers you an in-depth description of atmospheric circulation and how environmental phenomena worldwide interact in a single, unified system. This integrated approach unites all the key features of the climate system—oceans, atmosphere, and cryosphere—to explain the structure and behavior of climate over time. Ideal for students and professionals in meteorology, oceanography, geophysics, and physics.

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Peixoto and Oort (U. of Lisbon & NOAA--Oort also teaches at Princeton) have laid together their course notes with articles on observed angular momentum, water, and energy cycles in the atmosphere and oceans to give a broad perspective on the climate system with over half dealing with the atmosphere, 20% on oceans, 5% on the cryosphere, solid earth and biosphere, and 25% devoted to general discussions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780883187111
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics
Publication date:
01/28/1992
Pages:
520
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 10.63(h) x (d)

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