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eBook Principles of Climatology, 1st Edition

  • Published By: Palgrave MacMillan
  • ISBN-10: 1682179702
  • ISBN-13: 9781682179703
  • DDC: 551.6
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 400 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released March 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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Overview

This title includes easy-to-understand entries covering important concepts in climatology and the knowledge that this relatively new science offers. Climatology is the study of climate, and is related not only to weather, but to agriculture, urban planning, the economy, and political action. Climatologists research the averages of weather patterns related to climate over time. Weather forecasting, or meteorology, is one clear specialty related to climatology, but is more concerned with short term forecasts of weather. Climatology takes a much longer view. The more data scientists collect on the local, regional, and global level, the more information they gather on the factors, both natural and manmade, including global warming, that have an effect on climate. Includes photographs and illustrations to enhance understanding of concepts.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Publisher's Note.
Editor's Introduction.
Contributors.
1: Abrupt Climate Change.
2: Acid Rain and Acid Deposition.
3: Aerosol Pollutants.
4: Air Pollution.
5: Albedo Feedback.
6: Anthropogenic Air Pollution and Pollutants.
7: Anthropogenic Climate Change.
8: Aral Sea Desiccation.
9: Arctic and Global Warming.
10: Arctic Ocean.
11: Atlantic Heat Conveyor.
12: Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO).
13: Atlantic Ocean.
14: Atmosphere.
15: Atmosphere and Climate Change.
16: Atmosphere: Evolution.
17: Atmosphere: Global Circulation.
18: Atmosphere: Structure and Thermodynamics.
19: Atmospheric and Oceanic Oscillations.
20: Atmospheric Boundary Layer.
21: Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Change.
22: Atmospheric Circulation.
23: Atmospheric Dynamics.
24: Atmospheric Inversions.
25: Atmospheric Opacity.
26: Atmospheric Oxygen.
27: Atmospheric Physics.
28: Atmospheric Sciences.
29: Atmospheric Structure and Evolution.
30: Average Weather In Climate Studies.
31: Barometric Pressure and Barometry.
32: Carbon and Carbon Dioxide Equivalent.
33: Carbon Dioxide In Earth's Atmosphere.
34: Carbon Equivalent.
35: Carbon-Oxygen Cycle.
36: Carbon Sink.
37: Catastrophist-Cornucopian Debate.
38: Chlorofluorocarbons.
39: Chlorofluorocarbons and Related Compounds.
40: Climate and The Climate System.
41: Climate Change and Global Warming.
42: Climate Change Theories.
43: Climate Feedback.
44: Climate Models and Modeling.
45: Climate Prediction and Projection.
46: Climate Reconstruction.
47: Climate Refugees.
48: Climate Sensitivity.
49: Climate Variability.
50: Climate Zones.
51: Climatology.
52: Clouds and Global Climate.
53: Continental Climate.
54: Coriolis Effect.
55: Cryosphere.
56: Cyclones and Anticyclones.
57: Dating Methods for Climate Change.
58: Deep Ocean Currents.
59: Deglaciation.
60: Drought.
61: Earth-Sun Relations.
62: Ecosystems' Influence on Climate.
63: El Niño-Southern Oscillation and Global Warming.
64: Enhanced Greenhouse Effect.
65: Extreme Weather Events.
66: Fabry Quantifies Ozone in the Upper Atmosphere.
67: Floods.
68: Fluid Dynamics.
69: Fog and Regulation of the Global Climate.
70: Forests and the Mitigation of Anthropogenic Climate Change.
71: Fronts and Climate Change.
72: General Circulation Models (GCM).
73: Glaciations.
74: Glaciers.
75: Global Climate.
76: Global Climate Coalition (GCC).
77: Global Economy and Climate Change.
78: Global Monitoring.
79: Global Positioning System (GPS).
80: Global Surface Temperature.
81: Global Warming in Antarctica.
82: Great Lakes.
83: Greenhouse Gases and Global Warming.
84: Ground Ice and Climate Change.
85: Gulf Stream.
86: Gyres and Climate Change.
87: Hadley Circulation and Climate Change.
88: Heat vs. Temperature.
89: Humidity and Greenhouse Gases.
90: Hurricanes and Typhoons.
91: Hydrogen Power.
92: Ice Ages and Glaciations.
93: Ice Cores.
94: Ice Shelf Collapses.
95: Icebergs and Antarctica.
96: Ice-Out Studies.
97: Indian Ocean.
98: Indicators of Climate Change and Global Warming.
99: Interglacial Period.
100: Kilimanjaro's Ice Cap.
101: La Niña.
102: Lakes.
103: Little Ice Age (LIA).
104: Long-Term Weather Patterns.
105: Maritime Climate.
106: Mean Sea Level.
107: Medieval Warm Period (MWP).
108: Mediterranean Climate.
109: Megacities' Effects on Local Climates.
110: Meridional Overturning Circulation (MOC).
111: Meteorology and Climate Policy.
112: Methane's Global Warming Potential.
113: Modes of Climate Variability.
114: Monsoons.
115: North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO).
116: North Sea.
117: Observational Data of the Atmosphere and Oceans.
118: Ocean Dynamics.
119: Ocean Life and Rising Water Temperatures.
120: Ocean Structure and Atmosphere Coupling.
121: Ozone Depletion and Ozone Holes.
122: Pacific Ocean.
123: Paleoclimates and Paleoclimate Change.
124: Physics of Weather.
125: Plankton and the Mitigation of the Greenhouse Effect.
126: Pleistocene Climate.
127: Polar Bears and Climate Change.
128: Polar Climate.
129: Polar Stratospheric Clouds (PSCS).
130: Polar Vortex.
131: Precipitation.
132: Probability and Statistics.
133: Rain Forests and the Atmosphere.
134: Recent Climate Change Research.
135: Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Oceans.
136: Satellite Meteorology.
137: Sea Ice and the Global Climate.
138: Sea Levels.
139: Sea Sediments and Climate Change.
140: Sea Surface Temperatures (SST).
141: Seasonal Changes.
142: Seawater Composition.
143: Severe Storms.
144: Solar Cycle.
145: Storm Surges.
146: Surface Ocean Currents.
147: Thermohaline Circulation (THC) and the Thermocline.
148: Tornadoes.
149: Tree Rings and Climatological Information.
150: Tropical Climate.
151: Tropical Weather.
152: Troposphere.
153: Urban Heat Island (UHI).
154: Urban Heat Island (UHI) and Megacities.
155: Volcanoes and Climate.
156: Weather Forecasting: Numerical Weather Prediction.
157: Weather Modification.
158: Weather vs. Climate.
159: Wetlands and Sea-Level Rise.
160: Wind.
161: World Ocean Circulation Experiment.
Timeline of Periods and Events In Climate History.
Glossary.
General Bibliography and Additional Reading.
Index.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Publisher's Note.
Editor's Introduction.
Contributors.
1: Abrupt Climate Change.
2: Acid Rain and Acid Deposition.
3: Aerosol Pollutants.
4: Air Pollution.
5: Albedo Feedback.
6: Anthropogenic Air Pollution and Pollutants.
7: Anthropogenic Climate Change.
8: Aral Sea Desiccation.
9: Arctic and Global Warming.
10: Arctic Ocean.
11: Atlantic Heat Conveyor.
12: Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO).
13: Atlantic Ocean.
14: Atmosphere.
15: Atmosphere and Climate Change.
16: Atmosphere: Evolution.
17: Atmosphere: Global Circulation.
18: Atmosphere: Structure and Thermodynamics.
19: Atmospheric and Oceanic Oscillations.
20: Atmospheric Boundary Layer.
21: Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Change.
22: Atmospheric Circulation.
23: Atmospheric Dynamics.
24: Atmospheric Inversions.
25: Atmospheric Opacity.
26: Atmospheric Oxygen.
27: Atmospheric Physics.
28: Atmospheric Sciences.
29: Atmospheric Structure and Evolution.
30: Average Weather In Climate Studies.
31: Barometric Pressure and Barometry.
32: Carbon and Carbon Dioxide Equivalent.
33: Carbon Dioxide In Earth's Atmosphere.
34: Carbon Equivalent.
35: Carbon-Oxygen Cycle.
36: Carbon Sink.
37: Catastrophist-Cornucopian Debate.
38: Chlorofluorocarbons.
39: Chlorofluorocarbons and Related Compounds.
40: Climate and The Climate System.
41: Climate Change and Global Warming.
42: Climate Change Theories.
43: Climate Feedback.
44: Climate Models and Modeling.
45: Climate Prediction and Projection.
46: Climate Reconstruction.
47: Climate Refugees.
48: Climate Sensitivity.
49: Climate Variability.
50: Climate Zones.
51: Climatology.
52: Clouds and Global Climate.
53: Continental Climate.
54: Coriolis Effect.
55: Cryosphere.
56: Cyclones and Anticyclones.
57: Dating Methods for Climate Change.
58: Deep Ocean Currents.
59: Deglaciation.
60: Drought.
61: Earth-Sun Relations.
62: Ecosystems' Influence on Climate.
63: El Niño-Southern Oscillation and Global Warming.
64: Enhanced Greenhouse Effect.
65: Extreme Weather Events.
66: Fabry Quantifies Ozone in the Upper Atmosphere.
67: Floods.
68: Fluid Dynamics.
69: Fog and Regulation of the Global Climate.
70: Forests and the Mitigation of Anthropogenic Climate Change.
71: Fronts and Climate Change.
72: General Circulation Models (GCM).
73: Glaciations.
74: Glaciers.
75: Global Climate.
76: Global Climate Coalition (GCC).
77: Global Economy and Climate Change.
78: Global Monitoring.
79: Global Positioning System (GPS).
80: Global Surface Temperature.
81: Global Warming in Antarctica.
82: Great Lakes.
83: Greenhouse Gases and Global Warming.
84: Ground Ice and Climate Change.
85: Gulf Stream.
86: Gyres and Climate Change.
87: Hadley Circulation and Climate Change.
88: Heat vs. Temperature.
89: Humidity and Greenhouse Gases.
90: Hurricanes and Typhoons.
91: Hydrogen Power.
92: Ice Ages and Glaciations.
93: Ice Cores.
94: Ice Shelf Collapses.
95: Icebergs and Antarctica.
96: Ice-Out Studies.
97: Indian Ocean.
98: Indicators of Climate Change and Global Warming.
99: Interglacial Period.
100: Kilimanjaro's Ice Cap.
101: La Niña.
102: Lakes.
103: Little Ice Age (LIA).
104: Long-Term Weather Patterns.
105: Maritime Climate.
106: Mean Sea Level.
107: Medieval Warm Period (MWP).
108: Mediterranean Climate.
109: Megacities' Effects on Local Climates.
110: Meridional Overturning Circulation (MOC).
111: Meteorology and Climate Policy.
112: Methane's Global Warming Potential.
113: Modes of Climate Variability.
114: Monsoons.
115: North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO).
116: North Sea.
117: Observational Data of the Atmosphere and Oceans.
118: Ocean Dynamics.
119: Ocean Life and Rising Water Temperatures.
120: Ocean Structure and Atmosphere Coupling.
121: Ozone Depletion and Ozone Holes.
122: Pacific Ocean.
123: Paleoclimates and Paleoclimate Change.
124: Physics of Weather.
125: Plankton and the Mitigation of the Greenhouse Effect.
126: Pleistocene Climate.
127: Polar Bears and Climate Change.
128: Polar Climate.
129: Polar Stratospheric Clouds (PSCS).
130: Polar Vortex.
131: Precipitation.
132: Probability and Statistics.
133: Rain Forests and the Atmosphere.
134: Recent Climate Change Research.
135: Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Oceans.
136: Satellite Meteorology.
137: Sea Ice and the Global Climate.
138: Sea Levels.
139: Sea Sediments and Climate Change.
140: Sea Surface Temperatures (SST).
141: Seasonal Changes.
142: Seawater Composition.
143: Severe Storms.
144: Solar Cycle.
145: Storm Surges.
146: Surface Ocean Currents.
147: Thermohaline Circulation (THC) and the Thermocline.
148: Tornadoes.
149: Tree Rings and Climatological Information.
150: Tropical Climate.
151: Tropical Weather.
152: Troposphere.
153: Urban Heat Island (UHI).
154: Urban Heat Island (UHI) and Megacities.
155: Volcanoes and Climate.
156: Weather Forecasting: Numerical Weather Prediction.
157: Weather Modification.
158: Weather vs. Climate.
159: Wetlands and Sea-Level Rise.
160: Wind.
161: World Ocean Circulation Experiment.
Timeline of Periods and Events In Climate History.
Glossary.
General Bibliography and Additional Reading.
Index.