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 (Editor)

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Product Details

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

About the Author

Richard Armstrong is a Senior Research Scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center, the World Data Center for Glaciology and the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science at the University of Colorado. His current research includes remote sensing and evaluation of fluctuations in snow cover and glaciers as indicators of climate change.

Eric Brun is Head of Research at Météo-France and Director of the Centre National de Recherche Météorologiques. He is a specialist in snow and avalanches and developed original methods to assess the impact of climate change on snow cover and alpine rivers.

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction Richard L. Armstrong and Ross Brown; 2. Physical processes within the snow cover and their parameterization Rachel E. Jordan, Mary Remley, Albert and Eric Brun; 3. Snow-atmosphere energy and mass balance John C. King, John W. Pomeroy, Donald M. Gray, Charles Fierz, Richard J. Harding, Rachel E. Jordan, Christian Plüss, Paul M. B. Föhn and Eric Martin; 4. Snow cover parameterizations and modeling Eric Brun, Zong-Liang Yang, Richard Essery and Judah Cohen; 5. Snow cover data: Sources and products Ross Brown and Richard L. Armstrong; Index.

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