Atmosphere Weather and Climate

Atmosphere, Weather and Climate is the essential introduction to weather processes and climatic conditions around the world, their observed variability and changes, and projected future trends. Extensively revised and updated, this eighth edition retains its popular tried and tested structure while incorporating recent advances in the field. From clear explanations of the basic physical and chemical principles of the atmosphere, to descriptions of regional climates and their changes, Atmosphere, Weather and Climate presents a comprehensive coverage of global meteorology and climatology. In this new edition, the latest scientific ideas are expressed in a clear, non-mathematical manner.

New features include:

new introductory chapter on the evolution and scope of meteorology and climatology new chapter on climatic models and climate system feedbacks updated analysis of atmospheric composition, weather and climate in middle latitudes, atmospheric and oceanic motion, tropical weather and climate, and small-scale climates chapter on climate variability and change has been completely updated to take account of the findings of the IPCC 2001 scientific assessment new more attractive and accessible text design new pedagogical features include: learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter and discussion points at their ending, and boxes on topical subjects and twentieth-century advances in the field.

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.

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