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Climatology, Fourth Edition

Author(s): Robert V. Rohli, PhD, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Anthony J. Vega, PhD, Clarion University
  • ISBN-13: 9781284119985
  • Product With Access Code    418 pages      © 2018
Price: $158.95 US List
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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 dynamic 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’ communication skills, encourage critical-thinking, and invoke a sense of social responsibility, making it the clear choice in this rapidly developing science.

Features & Benefits

  • NEW full-color interior design greatly improves clarity of all maps, climographs, and images to better illustrate important data
  • Without the use of calculus, quantitative treatment is included where necessary to provide students with detailed explanation of the processes discussed and needed at this upper level
  • Features expanded coverage of Limitations of Model Results, teleconnection patterns and interaction between these patterns, past climate- dendrochronology and palynology, drought, and more
  • Presents evidence-based, contemporary information and data
  • Topics are carefully explained and supported with proper examples and analogies to assist readers in analyzing and retaining key concepts
  • Every new print copy is packaged with access to the Navigate Companion Website containing study questions and hands-on activities
  • Instructor resources include Lecture Slides in PowerPoint format, an Image Bank, and a comprehensive Test Bank containing more than 1,000 exam questions

Applicable Courses

Written for the upper-level undergraduate or introductory-level graduate course in climatology within Geography, Environmental Science, Atmospheric Science, Geoscience, Earth Science, and Physical Science departments.

Course titles include:

  • Climatology
  • The Climate System
  • Physical Climatology
  • Advanced Climatology
  • Climates of the World
  • Weather and Climate Change
  • Applied Climatology
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 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  Climate 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

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

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Anthony J. Vega, PhD-Clarion University

  • “…[Climatology] is one of the most comprehensive treatments of the science of climatology that I have encountered…This is a solid textbook and is worthy of use in climatology courses.”

    –Timothy J. Wallace, Mississippi State University

  • “I do find that the inclusion of statistical and mathematical equations does make [Climatology] stand out from many others I have reviewed…I feel the main strength is the depth covered within each chapter.  I have reviewed at least five climatology textbooks, and this one has the most scientific explanations and examples…I find this to be my favorite textbook at discussing the physical processes and details of Earth’s climate system…
    I sincerely feel this is one of the finest and most comprehensive climatology textbooks out there.”

    -Dr. Stephen Tsikalas, Jacksonville State University

  • “The biggest strength [of Climatology] is the overall accessibility of the material for undergraduate students. Generally, the authors do a great job of explaining fairly complex principles without watering it down.”

    –Dr. Tianna Bogart, Frostburg State University

  • “As of now it is the best text on the market for my course.  I feel like [Climatology] does a great job covering the basic science behind what causes differences in climate geographically.  I also like that the text covers both natural and anthropogenic climate variability.”

    –Dr. Kimberly DeBiasse, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9781284119985

Image Bank
Slides in PowerPoint Format
Test Bank

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