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Robinson, Peter

Contemporary Climatology

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Second edition


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Preface to the second edition viii(2)
Preface to the first edition x(1)
Acknowledgements xi(1)
List of symbols
xii
Chapter 1 The scope and controls of the climate
1(16)
1.1 The science of climatology
2(2)
1.2 The development of climatology
4(5)
1.3 Climatic elements
9(1)
1.4 The climate system
10(4)
1.5 Climatological space and time scales
14(1)
Box 1.A Climate applications and impacts: the use of climatological knowledge
15(1)
Box 1.I The climate observing system
16(1)
Chapter 2 The Earth`s radiation budget
17(22)
2.1 The nature of radiation
17(4)
2.2 Solar radiation reaching the Earth
21(2)
2.3 Interaction of solar radiation with the atmosphere
23(2)
2.4 Solar radiation at the Earth`s surface
25(6)
2.5 Terrestrial radiation
31(1)
2.6 The global radiation budget
32(2)
2.7 Surface radiation budgets
34(2)
Box 2.A Application of solar radiation information
36-8(2)
Box 2.I Instruments and methods for monitoring radiation
26-8(2)
Chapter 3 Energy and temperature
39(17)
3.1 Surface energy budgets
39(5)
3.2 Major surface types and their consequences
44(1)
3.3 Temperatures at the Earth`s surface
45(2)
3.4 The temperature structure of the atmosphere
47(2)
Box 3.A Applications of energy and temperature information
49-52(3)
Box 3.I The measurement of temperature
52-5(3)
Chapter 4 Moisture in the atmosphere
56(19)
4.1 Evaporation
57(4)
4.2 Moisture in the atmosphere
61(2)
4.3 Cloud types and distribution
63(4)
4.4 Cloud formation
67(2)
4.5 Hydrostatic stability
69(3)
Box 4.A Application of moisture information
72-4(2)
Box 4.I Monitoring water in the air
58-60(2)
Chapter 5 Precipitation
75(18)
5.1 Precipitation formation
75(3)
5.2 Precipitation at the ground
78(6)
5.3 Global precipitation distribution
84(4)
5.4 The surface water budget
88(3)
Box 5.A Applications of precipitation information
91-2(1)
Box 5.I The measurement of precipitation
80-3(3)
Chapter 6 Winds and pressure
93(14)
6.1 Atmospheric pressure
93(2)
6.2 Air movement around a rotating planet
95(6)
6.3 Barotropic and baroclinic conditions
101(4)
Box 6.A Applications of wind information
105-6(1)
Box 6.I Measurement of pressure and winds
93-4(1)
Chapter 7 The general circulation and global climate
107(18)
7.1 The function of the general circulation
107(2)
7.2 The nature of the general circulation of the atmosphere
109(4)
7.3 Large-scale effects of the surface boundary
113(4)
7.4 Climate classification and regions
117(1)
Box 7.A Succinct and accurate climate descriptions
118-19(1)
Box 7.I Combining and comparing observations
124(1)
Chapter 8 Tropical weather and climate
125(26)
8.1 Tropical climates -- the Hadley cell
125(9)
8.2 Tropical climates -- the monsoon regime
134(4)
8.3 Hurricanes
138(7)
8.4 El Nino and the Southern Oscillation
145
Box 8.A Impacts: hurricanes and ENSO
142-4(2)
Box 8.I Monitoring the ocean surface
148-50(2)
Chapter 9 Extra-tropical weather and climate
151(28)
9.1 The mid-latitude baroclinic zone
151(4)
9.2 Mid-latitude weather
155(7)
9.3 Mid-latitude climate regions
162(8)
9.4 Polar climates
170(3)
Box 9.A Applications old and new
173-6(3)
Box 9.I Observational networks
176-8(2)
Chapter 10 Local climates
179(23)
10.1 Factors controlling local climates
179(3)
10.2 Interactions between surfaces
182(2)
10.3 The urban climate
184(8)
10.4 The influence of topography
192(6)
10.5 The influence of larger-scale atmospheric features
198
Box 10.A Airflow around obstacles: applications and impacts
188-91(3)
Box 10.1 Defining and measuring local climates
200-1(1)
Chapter 11 Human interaction with climate
202(24)
11.1 The impacts of climate on humans
202(12)
11.2 Human modifications of the atmosphere
214(9)
11.3 Changes in the character of the surface
223
Box 11.A Climate impacts on an electric utility
203-4(1)
Box 11.I Derived variables for practical use
210-13(3)
Chapter 12 Climates of the past
226(21)
12.1 Palaeoclimatic observations
226(3)
12.2 Past climates
229(7)
12.3 Mechanisms of climate change
236(7)
Box 12.A Climate and long-term ecological change
243-4(1)
Box 12.1 The use of proxy variables
245-6(1)
Chapter 13 Modelling the climate
247(20)
13.1 A simple global energy balance model
247(5)
13.2 Global-scale climate models
252(6)
13.3 Regional and local climate models
258(5)
Box 13.A Spatial models for applications and impacts
263-5(2)
Box 13.I Linking models and observations
265-6(1)
Chapter 14 Climate, climate change and the future
267(23)
14.1 Implications of climate variability and change
267(5)
14.2 Climate forecasts
272(4)
14.3 Scenarios of future climates
276(12)
Box 14.A Estimating future climates for decision-making
288-9(1)
Box 14.I Monitoring for climate change
281-2(1)
Appendix A -- SI units 290(3)
Appendix B -- Selected World Wide Web sites 293(3)
Glossary 296(8)
Bibliography 304(8)
Index 312
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