Fundamentals of Weather and Climate

Originally published in 1986 as Basic meteorology: a physical outline.


Author: Robin McIlveen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199215423

Category: Mathematics

Page: 632

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Originally published in 1986 as Basic meteorology: a physical outline.

Physical Geography

Unit 8 Figure 8.2: Adapted from Roger G. Barry and Richard J. Chorley, Atmosphere, Weather and Climate, Methuen (Routledge), 2 rev. ed., pp. ... Figure 9.6: Adapted from Robin McIlveen, Fundamentals of Weather & Climate.


Author: Joseph A. Mason

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190246860

Category: Physical geography

Page: 651

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H. J. de Blij is listed as the first author of the fourth edition.

Encyclopedia of World Climatology

Thus warm climates of the past, such as the Eemian interglacial (125000–130000 years BP) or the Holocene “climatic optimum” (5000–6000 years BP) ... Meteorology Today: An Introduction to Weather, Climate, and the Environment, 6th edn.


Author: John E. Oliver

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402032646

Category: Science

Page: 854

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Today, given the well-publicized impacts of events such as El Niño, there is an unequaled public awareness of how climate affects the quality of life and environment. Such awareness has created an increasing demand for accurate climatological information. This information is now available in one convenient, accessible source, the Encyclopedia of World Climatology. This comprehensive volume covers all the main subfields of climatology, supplies information on climates in major continental areas, and explains the intricacies of climatic processes. The level of presentation will meet the needs of specialists, university students, and educated laypersons. A successor to the 1986 Encyclopedia of Climatology, this compendium provides a clear explanation of current knowledge and research directions in modern climatology. This new encyclopedia emphasizes climatological developments that have evolved over the past twenty years. It offers more than 200 informative articles prepared by 150 experts on numerous subjects, ranging from standard areas of study to the latest research studies. The relationship between climatology and both physical and social science is fully explored, as is the significance of climate for our future well-being. The information is organized for speedy access. Entries are conveniently arranged in alphabetical order, thoroughly indexed, and cross-referenced. Every entry contains useful citations to additional source materials. The Editor John E. Oliver is Professor Emeritus at Indiana State University. He holds a B.Sc. from London University, and a MA and Ph.D from Columbia University. He taught at Columbia University and then at Indiana State where he was formerly Chair of the Geography-Geology Department, and Assoc iate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences. He has written many books and journal articles in Climatology, Applied Climatology and Physical Geography.

Introduction to Environmental Physics

In the next two chapters we will discuss the interaction between climate, weather and the biosphere. References Ahrens, C. D., Meteorology Today: An Introduction to Weather, Climate and the Environment, 6th edn.


Author: Peter Hughes

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781482273069

Category: Science

Page: 496

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The changing climate and its affect on all of us is becoming increasingly apparent - ozone depletion, hurricanes, floods and extreme weather behaviour. Introduction to Environmental Physics challenges the way we think about how and why environmental change occurs. This authoritative book aims to cover some of the more common and popular topics addressed in "physics of the earth", "physics of the environment" and "environmental physics" courses. It provides an essentially non- mathematical treatment suitable for a first year undergraduate level course. The principle topics covered are the physics of the built environment, the physics of human survival, energy for living, environmental health, revealing the planet, the sun and the atmosphere, the biosphere, the global climate and climate change. With contributions from well-respected experts on the subject, this textbook contains a summary, references and questions at the end of each chapter. This is an ideal textbook for first year undergraduates in a variety of courses, particularly physical geography, physics, environmental and earth science, with worked examples illustrating principles and vignettes from scientists who have made a significant contribution to the field enlightening the student along the way. As the authors say in the preface to this book, "At the outset of the 21st century there are many environmental challenges to be wrestled with, and though the environment is changing, the Physics is not!"

Climate Present Past and Future Routledge Revivals

First published in 1972, this first volume of Professor Lamb’s study of our changing climate deals with the fundamentals of climate and climatology, as well as providing global data on the contemporary climates of the twentieth century.


Author: H. H. Lamb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136639760

Category: Nature

Page: 648

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First published in 1972, this first volume of Professor Lamb’s study of our changing climate deals with the fundamentals of climate and climatology, as well as providing global data on the contemporary climates of the twentieth century.

Management of Weather and Climate Risk in the Energy Industry

Alberto Troccoli. PART1 WEATHER AND CLIMATE FUNDAMENTALS FOR THE ENERGY SECTOR WEATHER, CLIMATE, AND THE ENERGY INDUSTRY A Story of Sunlight—Some Weather and Climate Fundamentals for the Energy Sector 1.


Author: Alberto Troccoli

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789048136926

Category: Science

Page: 344

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Meteorological and climate data are indeed essential both in day-to-day energy management and for the definition of production and distribution infrastructures. For instance, the supply of electricity to users can be disturbed by extreme meteorological events such as thunderstorms with unusually strong winds, severe icing, severe cold spells, sea level elevation associated with storm surges, floods ... To be protected against such events, it is not sufficient to act after they have taken place. It is necessary to identify their potential impacts precisely and assess the probability of their occurrence. This book shows that this can only be done through an enhanced dialogue between the energy community and the climate and meteorology community. This implies an in-depth dialogue between actors to define precisely what kind of data is needed and how it should be used. Météo-France has been in long-term cooperation with the energy sector, including the fields of electricity production and distribution. Drawing on this experience, it should be noted in this respect the importance of lo- term partnership between actors as exemplified here by the message of EDF.