Further Reading Books

Bailey, W. G., Oke, T. R. and Rouse, W. R. (eds) (1997) The Surface Climates of Canada, McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal and Kingston, 369 pp. [Sections on surface climate concepts and processes, the climatic regimes of six different natural surfaces, as well as agricultural and urban surfaces.] Brimblecombe, P. (1986) Air: Composition and Chemistry, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 224pp. [Suitable introduction to atmospheric composition, gas phase chemistry, aerosols, air pollution sources and effects, and stratospheric ozone for environmental science students.] Chandler, T. J. (1965) The Climate of London, Hutchinson, London, 292pp. [Classic account of the urban effects of the city of London in the 1950 to 1960s.] Cotton, W. R. and Pielke, R. A. (1995) Human Impacts on Weather and Climate, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 288pp. [Treats intentional and accidental weather and climate modification on regional and global scales.]

Garratt, J. R. (1992) The Atmospheric Boundary Layer, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 316 pp). [Advanced level text on the atmospheric boundary layer and its modelling.]

Geiger, R. (1965) The Climate Near the Ground (2nd edn), Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 611pp. [Classic descriptive text on local, topo- and microclimates; extensive references to European research.] Kittredge, J. (1948) Forest Influences, McGraw-Hill, New York, 394pp. [Classic account of the effects of forests on climate and other aspects of the environment.] Landsberg, H. E. (ed.) (1981) General Climatology 3, World Survey of Climatology 3, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 408pp. [Focuses on applied climatology with chapters on human bioclimatology, agricultural climatology and city climates.]

Lowry, W. P. (1969) Weather and Life: An Introduction to Biometeorology, Academic Press, New York, 305pp. [A readable introduction to energy and moisture in the environment, energy budgets of systems, the biological environment and the urban environment.] Meetham, A. R., Bottom, D. W., Cayton, A. S., Henderson-Sellers, A. and Chambers, D. (1981) Atmospheric Pollution (4th edn), Pergamon Press, Oxford and London, 232pp. Monteith, J. L. (1973) Principles of Environmental Physics, Arnold, London, 241pp. [Discusses radiative fluxes and radiation balance at the surface and in canopies, exchanges of heat, mass and momentum, and the micrometeorology of crops.] Monteith, J. L. (ed.) (1975) Vegetation and the Atmosphere, Vol. 1: Principles, Academic Press, London, 278pp. [Chapters by specialists on micrometeorology and plants - radiation, exchanges of momentum, heat, moisture and particles, micrometeorological models and instruments.] Munn, R. E. (1966) Descriptive Micrometeorology, Academic Press, New York, 245pp. [Readable introduction to processes in micrometeorology including urban pollution.] Oke, T. R. (1978) Boundary Layer Climates (2nd edn), Methuen, London, 435pp. [Prime text on surface climate processes in natural and human-modified environments by a renowned urban climatologist.] Richards, P. W. (1952) The Tropical Rain Forest, An Ecological Study, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 450pp. [A classic text on tropical forest biology and ecology that includes chapters on climatic and microclimatic conditions.] Sellers, W. D. (1965) Physical Climatology, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 272pp. [Classic and still valuable treatment of physical processes in meteorology and climatology.]

Sopper, W. E. and Lull, H. W. (eds) (1967) International Symposium on Forest Hydrology, Pergamon, Oxford and London, 813pp. [Includes contributions on moisture budget components in forests.]

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