Further Reading Books
Arakawa, H. (ed.) (1969) Climates of Northern and Eastern Asia, World Survey of Climatology 8, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 248pp. [Comprehensive account, as of the 1960s; tables of climatic statistics.] Barry, R. G. (1992) Mountain Weather and Climate (2nd edn), Routledge, London and New York, 420pp. Dickinson, R. E. (ed.) (1987) The Geophysiology of Amazonia: Vegetation and Climate Interactions, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 526pp. [Overviews of climate-vegetation-human interactions in the Amazon, forest micrometeorology and hydrology, precipitation mechanisms, general circulation modelling and the effects of land use changes.] Domrös, M. and Peng, G-B. (1988) The Climate of China, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 361pp. [Good description of climatic characteristics; climatic data tables.] Dunn, G. E. and Miller, B. I. (1960) Atlantic Hurricanes, Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, LA, 326pp. [Classic account.] Fairbridge, R. W. (1967) The Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences and Astrology, Reinhold, New York, 1200pp. Fein, J. S. and Webster, P. J. (eds) (1987) Monsoons, J.Wiley & Sons, New York, 632 pp. [Theory and modelling of monsoon mechanisms, considered globally and regionally; many seminal contributions by leading experts.]
Gentilli, J. (ed.) (1971) Climates of Australia and New Zealand, World Survey of Climatology 13, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 405pp. [Detailed survey of climatic characteristics; tables of climatic statistics.] Glantz, M. H., Katz, R. W. and Nicholls, N. (eds) (1990) Teleconnections Linking Worldwide Climate Anomalies, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 535pp. [Valuable essays on ENSO characteristics, causes and worldwide effects.] Goudie, A. and Wilkinson, J. (1977) The Warm Desert Environment, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 88 pp.
Griffiths, J. F. (ed.) (1972) Climates of Africa, World Survey of Climatology 10, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 604pp. [Detailed account of the climate of major regions of Africa; tables of climatic statistics.] Hamilton, M. G. (1979) The South Asian Summer Monsoon, Arnold, Australia, 72pp. [Brief account of major characteristics.] Hastenrath, S. (1985) Climate and Circulation of the Tropics, D. Reidel, Dordrecht, 455pp. [Comprehensive survey of weather systems, climate processes, regional phenomena and climatic change in the tropics, by a meteorologist with extensive tropical experience.] Hayward, D. F. and Oguntoyinbo, J. S. (1987) The Climatology of West Africa, Hutchinson, London, 271 pp.
Hutchings, J. W. (ed.) (1964) Proceedings of the Symposium on Tropical Meteorology, New Zealand and Meteorological Service, Wellington, 737 pp. Indian Meteorological Department (1960) Monsoons of the World, Delhi, 270pp. [Classic account with much valuable information.] Jackson, I. J. (1977) Climate, Water and Agriculture in the Tropics, Longman, London, 248pp. [Material on precipitation and the hydrological cycle in the tropics.] Lighthill, J. and Pearce, R. P. (eds) (1981) Monsoon Dynamics, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 735pp. [Conference proceedings; specialist papers on observations and modelling of the Asian monsoon.] Philander, S. G. (1990) El Niño, La Niña, and the Southern
Oscillation, Academic Press, New York, 289pp. Pielke, R. A. (1990) The Hurricane, Routledge, London and New York, 228pp. [Brief descriptive presentation of hurricane formation, distribution and movement; annual track maps for all Atlantic hurricanes, 1871 to 1989.]
Ramage, C. S. (1971) Monsoon Meteorology, Academic Press, New York and London, 296pp. [Excellent overview of the Asian monsoon and its component weather systems by a tropical specialist.]
Ramage, C. S. (1995) Forecaster's Guide to Tropical Meteorology, AWS/TR-95/001, Air Weather Service, Scott Air Force Base, IL. 392pp. [Useful overview of tropical weather processes and valuable local information.]
Riehl, H. (1954) Tropical Meteorology, McGraw-Hill, New York, 392pp. [Classic account of weather systems in the tropics by the discoverer of the easterly wave.]
Riehl, H. (1979) Climate and Weather in the Tropics, Academic Press, New York, 611pp. [Extends his earlier work with a more climatological view; extensive material on synoptic scale weather systems.]
Schwerdtfeger, W. (ed.) (1976) Climates of Central and South America, World Survey of Climatology 12, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 532pp. [Chapters on the climate of six regions/countries and one on Atlantic tropical storms provide the most comprehensive view of the climates of this continent; many useful diagrams and data tables.]
Shaw, D. B. (ed.) (1978) Meteorology over the Tropical Oceans, Royal Meteorological Society, Bracknell, 278pp. [Symposium papers covering a range of important topics.]
Sheng, C. et al. (1986) General Comments on the Climate of China, Science Press, Beijing, 533pp. (in Chinese).
Tyson, P. D. (1986) Climatic Change and Variability in Southern Africa, Oxford University Press, Cape Town, 220pp. [Includes subtropical and tropical circulation systems affecting Africa south of the Equator.]
Yoshino, M. M. (ed.) (1971) Water Balance of Monsoon Asia, University of Tokyo Press, 308pp. [Essays by Japanese climatologists focusing on moisture transport and precipitation.]
Young, J. A. (co-ordinator) (1972) Dynamics of the Tropical Atmosphere (Notes from a Colloquium), National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, 587pp. [Summer school proceedings with presentations and discussion by leading specialists.]
Zhang, J. and Lin, Z. (1985) Climate of China, Science and Technology Press, Shanghai, 603pp. (in Chinese). [Source of some useful diagrams.]
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