Climatology, 4th Edition

Book Description

Welcome to the exciting journey of learning about one of the most widely discussed sciences. Praised for its detail and accuracy, Climatology continues to lead as the most comprehensive presentation of our climate system. The Fourth Edition features a completely revised, full-color art program that enhances clarity and gradation of all maps, climographs, and images to help readers better understand the diversity of climate within varying climate types. The text appeals to all students, as it covers the basics of atmospheric science in the early chapters and provides the breadth and depth of topics to challenge the more experienced reader. Climatology, Fourth Edition aims to improve students' skills, encourage critical-thinking, and invoke a sense of social responsibility, making it the clear choice in this rapidly developing science.

Table of Contents

Part 1 The Basics
Chapter 1 Introduction to Climatology
Chapter 2 Atmospheric Structure and Composition

Part 2 Climatological Processes
Chapter 3 Controls on the Climate System
Chapter 4 Atmospheric Interactions with the Other “Spheres”
Chapter 5 Energy, Matter, and Momentum Exchanges near the Surface
Chapter 6 Global Hydrologic Cycle and Surface Water Balance
Chapter 7 General Circulation and Secondary Circulations

Part 3 Climates Across Space
Chapter 8 Climatic Classification
Chapter 9 Extratropical Northern Hemisphere Climates
Chapter 10 Tropical and Southern Hemisphere Climates

Part 4 Climates Through Time
Chapter 11 Climatic Change and Variability: A Paleoclimatic Overview
Chapter 12 Modern Climatic Change
Chapter 13 Linking Spatial and Temporal Aspects of Climate Through Quantitative Methods

Part 5 Relationships Between Climate and Other Endeavors
Chapter 14 Applied Climatology, Climate Impacts, and Climatic Data
Chapter 15 Future of Climatology

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