Snow and Climate: Physical Processes, Surface Energy Exchange and Modeling

Snow and Climate: Physical Processes, Surface Energy Exchange and Modeling

by Richard L. Armstrong, Eric Brun
     
 

The extent and variability of seasonal snow cover are important parameters in the climate system, due to their effects on energy and moisture budgets, and because surface temperature is highly dependent on the presence or absence of snow cover. In turn, snow cover trends serve as key indicators of climate change. See more details below

Overview

The extent and variability of seasonal snow cover are important parameters in the climate system, due to their effects on energy and moisture budgets, and because surface temperature is highly dependent on the presence or absence of snow cover. In turn, snow cover trends serve as key indicators of climate change.

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"Linked to energy and moisture, snow cover is an important component of the climate, and these studies look at how advances in snow-climate science, such as the use of satellites and snow-modeling physics, can lead to a better understanding of climate change." - Weatherwise

"This volume will be sought by snow scientists everywhere for the comprehensive treatment of these important subjects. Each well-illustrated chapter is supported by comprehensive lists of references. The entire volume is clearly printed, with a brief index and an expanded list of contents. ... Highly recommended." - N. Caine, CHOICE

"The long-awaited Snow and Climate has been edited and written expertly. The editors have achieved a commendable continuity between chapters in terms of style, quality, level of detail, and use of figures and tables. The authors have provided a comprehensive coverage of topics along with ample references to allow someone starting in snow science, or someone who already has expertise in one subfield, to embark on a new research endeavor. This volume is appropriate for classroom use in graduate or advanced undergraduate courses, or as a reference for anyone studying snow science with the prerequisite physics background to understand the basic concepts and partial differential equations. Snow and Climate is an important contribute and should assume a prominent place in libraries and on the shelves of snow scientists and graduate students." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521130653
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/11/2010
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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