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Applied Climatology By Allen Perry

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Weather and climate effects day-to-day activities and lifestyles from the clothes we wear to the buildings we design, and the food and energy we produce. This book focuses on the relationship between climate and a wide range of human activities and responses.
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Applied Climatology: Principles and Practice by Allen Perry

'Big freeze' conditions, storms, severe flooding, droughts, and heatwaves - recent extremes in weather, with their resultant physical, economic and human losses, highlight the vulnerability of society to changes in the atmosphere. Atmospheric pollution, urbanization, natural atmospheric disasters are causing dramatic changes in climatic environments.
Applied Climatology examines the effects of climate on physical, biological and cultural environments. Specialist contributors from Europe, North America and Australasia examine the impacts of changing climates on the functioning and development of physical biological environments including glaciers, water resources, landforms, soils, vegetation and animals.
Weather and climate effects day-to-day activities and lifestyles from the clothes we wear to the buildings we design, and the food and energy we produce. This book focusses on the relationship between climate and a wide range of human activities and responses relating to health and comfort, building design, transport systems, agriculture and fisheries, tourism and social, industrial and legal issues.
Climate-environment relationships and impacts on human activities are predicted to change dramatically if global warming accelerates at the rates currently proposed. Applied Climatology examines the characteristics and consequences of the changing global climate and considers the future for both natural and human environments.

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Applied Climatology Reviews


"The material presented provides a useful update on the principles of applied climatology Annals of the AAG September 1998."
"There have been a number of recent books on climatology and climate change, but waht tends to set this book apart is the emphasis on effects and interaction with the many forms of life on this planet ... [This is] an up-to-date undergraduate text on applied climatology."
-"Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

Table of Contents


INTRODUCTION. 1: The Emergence of Applied Climatology and Climate Impact Assessment. PART I: APPLIED CLIMATOLOGY: THE 'TOOLS' OF RESEARCH. 2: Ground and Remotely-Sensed Measurements. 3: Statistical Considerations. 4: Climate Models. 5: Atmospheric Resource Management. PART II: CLIMATE AND THE PHYSICAL/BIOLOGICAL ENVIRONMENTS. 6: Hydrological processes and water resources. 7: Glaciers. 8: Geomorphic processes and landforms. 9: Soils. 10: Vegetation. 11: Animal responses to climate. PART III: CLIMATE AND THE CULTURAL ENVIRONMENT. 12: Comfort, clothing and health. 13: Town planning, architecture and building. 14: Industry and commerce. 15: Transport systems. 16: Agriculture and fisheries. 17: Forestry. 18: Recreation and tourism. 19: Political, social and legal apsects of climate. 20: The energy sector. PART IV THE CHANGING CLIMATIC ENVIRONMENTS. 21: Urban climates and global environmental change. 22: Air pollution. 23: Climate extremes as a hazard to humans. 24: Climate change, history and the future. 25: Overview.

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GOR009997587
Applied Climatology: Principles and Practice by Allen Perry
Allen Perry
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1997-04-24
384
0415141001
9780415141000
N/A
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