Essentials of the Earth's Climate System

by Roger G. Barry,

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  • 9781107037250
  • 9781107596818
  • 9781107702974
This concise introduction to modern climatology covers the key topics for intermediate undergraduate students on one-semester courses. The treatment of topics is non-mathematical wherever possible, instead focusing on physical processes to allow students to grasp concepts more easily. Full-color illustrations support the text and supplementary topics are covered in boxes, enabling students to further increase their knowledge and awareness. A historical perspective of climatology is woven throughout, providing students with an insight into key scientists and technological developments. Each chapter concludes with a summary of the main points and a mixture of review and discussion questions, encouraging students to check their understanding and think critically. A list of key web links to data and other resources, and solutions and hints to answers to the student questions (password-protected for instructors) are provided online to complete the teaching package.
  • Cambridge University Press; March 2014
  • ISBN 9781107596818
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  • Title: Essentials of the Earth's Climate System
  • Author: Roger G. Barry; Eileen A. Hall-McKim
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781107037250
  • 9781107596818
  • 9781107702974

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'This delightful and readable textbook covers all the topics - and then some - likely to comprise an introductory or intermediate-level college course … Discussions of the forcing, form, and function of the climate system - on scales ranging from local to global - will be essential reading for university undergraduate and graduate students alike, and a helpful review for seasoned researchers in the climate and atmospheric sciences. The easy-on-the-eye text style is complemented by the many incisive color figures, maps and graphs, most of which are based on the latest analyses from satellites and global reanalysis data. Beginning and end-of-chapter overviews and summaries highlight the most important concepts and features of climatology study, while the glossary and bibliography are both comprehensive and fully up to date … THE essential text on climatology … destined to become a classic.' Andrew M. Carleton, Pennsylvania State University