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Atmosphere, Weather and Climate By R.G. Barry

Atmosphere, Weather and Climate

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A comprehensive introduction to weather processes and climatic conditions around the world, their observed changes and projected future trends.
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Atmosphere, Weather and Climate by R.G. Barry

Atmosphere, Weather and Climate presents a comprehensive introduction to weather processes and climatic conditions around the world, their observed changes and projected future trends. This updated and expanded eighth edition of Atmosphere, Weather and Climate will prove invaluable to those studying the earth's atmosphere and world climate, whether from environmental and earth sciences, geography, ecology, agriculture, hydrology or related disciplinary perspectives.

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Atmosphere, Weather and Climate Reviews


"I recommend this book to all those studying the earth's atmosphere and world climate."
-Helmut Mayer, Meteorologische Zeitschrift
"Very well written and strong on detail but still student-friendly...over the years it has evolved to take on the latest ideas and literature."
-Guy M. Robinson, Kingston University
"I've used "Atmosphere, Weather and Climate in my introductory and upper division physical geography and weather and climate courses in both the US and Canada. The authors have done a superb job incorporating new discoveries into an already well-written text."
-Dr. Steve LaDochy, Department of Geography and Urban Analysis, California State University, Los Angeles
"A comprehensive treatment of the principles and processes that determine the spatial and temporal variability of our weather and climate."
-O. W. Archibold, Department of Geography, University of Saskatchewan
"It is likely to stay in the vanguard ofrecommended texts into the next millennium."
-Progress in Physical Geography

About R.G. Barry


Roger G. Barry is Professor of Geography, University of Colorado at Boulder, Director of the World Data Center for Glaciology and a Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences. The late Richard J. Chorley was Professor of Geography at the University of Cambridge.

Table of Contents


1. Introduction and History of Meteorology and Climatology 2. Atmospheric Composition, Mass and Structure 3. Solar Radiation and the Global Energy Budget 4. Atmospheric Moisture Budget 5. Atmospheric Instability, Cloud Formation and Precipitation Processes 6. Atmospheric Motion: Principles 7. Planetary-Scale Motions in the Atmosphere and Ocean 8. Numerical Models of the General Circulation, Climate and Weather Prediction 9. Mid-Latitude Synoptic Systems 10. Weather and Climate in Temperate and High Latitudes 11. Tropical Weather and Climate 12. Boundary Layer Climates 13. Climate Change

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GOR001973288
Atmosphere, Weather and Climate by R.G. Barry
R.G. Barry
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2003-08-28
472
0415271711
9780415271714
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