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Meteorology. Climatology

  • Masters of Uncertaintyby Phaedra Daipha

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Though we commonly make them the butt of our jokes, weather forecasters are in fact exceptionally good at managing uncertainty. They consistently do a better job calibrating their performance than stockbrokers, physicians, or other decision-making experts precisely because they receive feedback on their decisions in near real time. Following forecasters... more...

  • Standardization in Measurementby Lara Huber

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The application of standard measurement is a cornerstone of modern science. In this collection of essays, standardization of procedure, units of measurement and the epistemology of standardization are addressed by specialists from sociology, history and the philosophy of science. more...

  • Come Rain or Shineby Storm Dunlop

    Summersdale 2015; US$ 8.99

    In Faversham, Kent, in 2003, the highest ever temperature in the UK was recorded: a blistering 38.5 C (101.3 F). The word "blirty" in Scotland describes "gusts of wind and rain." The weather is a subject that the British simply cannot leave alone, and for good reason?it?s likely that for more than half the year they will experience at least three... more...

  • The Global Governance of Climate Changeby Ms Ella Kokotsis; Professor John J. Kirton; Professor John J. Kirton; Professor Miranda A Schreurs; Mr Konrad Von Moltke

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 129.95

    Climate change control has risen to the top of the international agenda. Failed efforts, centred in the United Nations, to allocate responsibility have resulted in a challenge now reaching crisis stage. John J. Kirton and Ella Kokotsis analyse the generation and effectiveness of four decades of intergovernmental regimes for controlling global climate... more...

  • Climate Change Impacts on Tropical Forests in Central Americaby Aline Chiabai

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The loss of biodiversity is a major environmental problem in nearly every terrestrial ecosystem on Earth. This loss is accelerating driven by climate change, as well as by other causes including agricultural exploitation, fragmentation and degradation triggered by land use changes. The crucial issue under debate is the impact on the welfare of current... more...

  • Learning to Die in the Anthropoceneby Roy Scranton

    City Lights Publishers 2015; US$ 13.95

    An Iraq War vet's bracing, visionary response to the challenge posed by global warming and his hope in the humanities. more...

  • Gender and Climate Change Financingby Mariama Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95

    This book discusses the state of global climate change policy and the financing of climate resilient public infrastructure. It explains the sources of tensions and conflict between developing and developed countries with regard to global climate protection policies, and highlights the biases and asymmetries that may work against gender equality, women?s... more...

  • Atmosphere of Hopeby Tim Flannery

    The Text Publishing Company 2015; US$ 29.99

    Ten years after his internationally bestselling The Weather Makers , acclaimed scientist and author Tim Flannery argues that Earth?s climate system is approaching a crisis. Catastrophe is not inevitable, but time is fast running out. In the lead-up to the United Nations Climate Change Summit to be held in Paris in December, Atmosphere of Hope provides... more...

  • CACGP Symposium on Tropospheric Chemistry with Emphasis on Sulphur and Nitrogen Cycles and the Chemistry of Clouds and Precipitationby P. Goldsmith

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 72.95

    CACGP Symposium on Tropospheric Chemistry contains papers presented at the Symposium on ""Tropospheric Chemistry with Emphasis on Sulphur and Nitrogen Cycles and the Chemistry of Clouds and Precipitation"". Organized into 24 chapters, this book begins with a discussion on the trace gas and aerosol measurements at a remote site in the northeast U.S.;... more...

  • Applied Drought Modeling, Prediction, and Mitigationby Zeki Sen

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 130.00

    Applied Drought Modelling, Prediction, and Mitigation provides a practical guide to new and recent methodologies for drought characterizations, change modeling, down-scaling, and future predictions. The modeling procedures covered by the book include recent advancements in regional drought extent, coverage, intensity, and water deficit predictions,... more...