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Climatology, Second Edition

Author(s): Robert V. Rohli, PhD, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Anthony J. Vega, PhD, Clarion University
  • ISBN-13: 9780763791018
  • Paperback    432 pages      © 2012
Price: $182.95 US List
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Ideal for the upper-level undergraduate or introductory-level graduate courses, the second edition presents students with a thorough foundation on the climactic system. The authors begin with an overview of climatology basics, including a discussion on climatology versus meteorology and an introduction to the atmosphere. They then introduce more advanced concepts, such as microscale transfer of energy, matter, and momentum; the global water balance; global atmospheric circulation; climatic classification with special emphasis on the regional differences within the same climate types; and much more.

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  • Includes additional, current information on paleoclimatology
  • Additional quantitative material has been included throughout.
  • End-of-chapter materials contain Key Terms, Review Questions, Questions for Thought, and Web Pointers

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Written for the junior/senior level course in climatology.

Chapter  1  Introduction to Climatology
Chapter  2  Introduction to the Atmosphere
Chapter  3  The Climate System: Controls on Climate
Chapter  4  Effects on the Climate System
Chapter  5  Energy, Matter, and Momentum Exchanges Near the Surface
Chapter  6  The Global Hydrologic Cycle and Surface Water Balance
Chapter  7  General Circulation and Secondary Circulations
Chapter  8  Climatic Classification
Chapter  9  Extratropical Northern Hemisphere Climates
Chapter  10  Tropical and Southern Hemisphere Climates
Chapter  11  Climatic Change and Variability
Chapter  12  Anthropogenic Climatic Changes
Chapter  13  Linking Spatial and Temporal Aspects of Climate Through Quantitative Methods
Chapter  14  Applied Climatology, Climate Impacts, and Climatic Data
Chapter  15  The Future of Climatology

Robert V. Rohli, PhD-Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

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Anthony J. Vega, PhD-Clarion University

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ISBN-13: 9780763791018

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