Climatology

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, Aug 24, 2011 - Science - 432 pages
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Updated with the latest data from the field, Climatology, Second Edition presents students with a thorough introduction to the global climatic system. Written for upper-level undergraduate or introductory-level graduate courses, Climatology opens with an overview of climatology basics, including an introduction to the atmosphere and climate systems. The authors then delve into more advanced topics, like the global hydrologic cycle and general and secondary circulations, which are critical for understanding the processes that characterize climate across space and time. Closing with an in-depth look at climate change and the future of climatology, the text looks at sustainability from a climatologist's perspective and ties the climatic system to the rest of the earth-ocean-atmosphere system.
 

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Contents

Part 1 The Basics
1
Part 2 Climatological Processes
24
Part 3 Climates Across Space
151
Part 4 Climates Through Time
259
Part 5 Relationships Between Climate and Other Endeavors
331
Glossary
354
Index
394
Photo Credits
426
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