Atmosphere, Weather, and Climate

Author: Roger Graham Barry,Richard J. Chorley

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780415077613

Category: Atmosphere

Page: 392

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Atmosphere, Weather and Climate provides a thorough introduction to weather processes and climatic conditions. Since the last edition, the recognition of the reality and possible effects of human activities on the environment has revolutionized attitudes to the study of atmosphere and of world climate. stressing the heat budget of the earth and the causes of the greenhouse effect, the authors turn to manifestations and circulation of atmospheric moisture, including atmospheric stability and precipitation patterns in space and time. A consideration of atmospheric motion on small to large scales and modelling of general circulation leads to a decision of the structure of air masses, frontal cyclones and weather forecasting on different time scales. The treatment of weather and climate in temperate latitudes begins with studies of Europe and America, extending to the conditions of their polar and sub-tropical margins. Tropical weather and climate are also described through an analysis of the climatic mechanisms of monsoon Asia, Africa and Amazonia, together with the tropical margins of Africa and Australia.

Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earth

Weather, Climate Change, and Finding Deep Powder in Utah's Wasatch Mountains and around the World

Author: Jim Steenburgh

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 0874219515

Category: Nature

Page: 244

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Utah has long claimed to have the greatest snow on Earth—the state itself has even trademarked the phrase. In Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earth, Jim Steenburgh investigates Wasatch weather, exposing the myths, explaining the reality, and revealing how and why Utah’s powder lives up to its reputation. Steenburgh also examines ski and snowboard regions beyond Utah, making this book a meteorological guide to mountain weather and snow climates around the world. Chapters explore mountain weather, avalanches and snow safety, historical accounts of weather events and snow conditions, and the basics of climate and weather forecasting. Steenburgh explains what creates the best snow for skiing and snowboarding in accurate and accessible language and illustrates his points with 150 color photographs, making Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earth a helpful tool for planning vacations and staying safe during mountain adventures. Snowriders, weather enthusiasts, meteorologists, students of snow science, and anyone who dreams of deep powder and bluebird skies will want to get their gloves on Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earth. Watch Book Trailer!(Special thanks to Ski Utah)

The Avalanche Handbook

Author: David McClung,Peter A. Schaerer

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9780898868098

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 342

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Technical yet accessible, The Avalanche Handbook, 3rd Edition, covers the formation, character, effects, and control of avalanches; rescue techniques; and research on understanding and surviving avalanches. Illustrated with nearly 200 updated illustrations, photos and examples, the revised edition offers exhaustive information on contributing weather and climate factors, snowpack analysis, the newest transceiver search techniques, and preventative and protective measures, including avalanche zoning and control. It contains new information on the unique characteristics of alpine snow, snow slab instability, terrain variables, skier triggering of avalanches, and the nature of avalanche motion. Plus brand-new chapters on the elements of backcountry avalanche forecasting and the decision-making process.

Microclimate and Local Climate

Author: Roger G. Barry,Peter D. Blanken

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316652335

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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This book provides an up-to-date, comprehensive treatment of the variables and processes of microclimate and local climate, including radiation balance and energy balance. It describes and explains the climate within the lower atmosphere and upper soil, the region critical to life on Earth. Topics that are covered include not only the physical processes that affect microclimate, but also biological processes that affect vegetation and animals, including people. A geographic tour of the microclimates of the major ecosystems around the world is included. All major biomes and surface types, including urban areas, are examined, and the effects of climate change on microclimate are described. This book is invaluable for advanced students and researchers in climatology in departments of environmental science, geography, meteorology, agricultural science, and forestry.

Mountain Geography

Physical and Human Dimensions

Author: Martin F. Price

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520254317

Category: Science

Page: 378

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Mountain Geography is a comprehensive resource that gives readers an in-depth understanding of the geographical processes that occur in the world's mountains and the impact of these regions on culture and society. The volume begins with an introduction that defines mountains, followed by a comprehensive treatment of their physical geography, including origins, climatology, snow and ice, landforms and geomorphic processes, soils, vegetation, and wildlife. The concluding chapters discuss the human geography of mountains and our attitudes toward them, populations in the mountain regions and their livelihoods and interactions within dynamic environments, the diversity of mountain agriculture, and the challenges of sustainable mountain development. -- Book Jacket.

Mountain Environments in Changing Climates

Author: Martin Beniston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134852363

Category: Science

Page: 496

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Home to large numbers of people, sources of water, centres of tourism, and sensitive ecological zones, mountain environments share distinctive climactic characteristics. Once regarded as economically non-viable regions, mountains now attract major investment as sites of tourism, hydro-power and communication routes. This book brings together some of the current work on the physical and human ecology of mountain environments, the impacts of climate change, the processes involved and their observation and prediction.

The Nilgiris

Weather and Climate of a Mountain Area in South India

Author: Hans J. von Lengerke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mountain climate

Page: 340

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Essentials of the Earth's Climate System

Author: Roger G. Barry,Eileen A. Hall-McKim

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107037255

Category: Nature

Page: 271

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Concise, non-mathematical, full-color introduction to modern climatology, covering the key topics of climate science for intermediate undergraduate students.

Water, Weather and the Mountain West

Author: Robert W. Sandford

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781894765930

Category: Nature

Page: 207

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Growing populations, increasing industrial use and heavy agricultural demand are beginning to tax water supplies in many regions of Canada's west. Future economic and social development will depend upon how much we know about our surface and ground water resources, and how effectively we manage them-especially in the face of climate change. The message to take home from this eloquent book is that it is time to dispel the myth of limitless abundance of water in Canada and throughout North America, that although our technologically sophisticated society is fuelled and lubricated largely by petroleum, it ultimately runs on plain water. In his conclusion to this authoritative book, Robert Sandford, chair of the United Nations water initiative in Canada, offers a realistic picture of the various issues and threats related to the availability and quality of fresh water that Canada will face in the future, and how we can effectively address them.

The Arctic Climate System

Author: Mark C. Serreze,Roger G. Barry

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113995248X

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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This second edition brings this definitive book up to date with the many advances in our understanding of Arctic climate since the first edition was published in 2005. The book has also been extensively reorganized to weave issues of Arctic change throughout the text, rather than confining them to a single chapter. It is the first to provide an integrated assessment of the Arctic climate system, recognizing that a true understanding of how the Arctic functions lies in appreciating the interactions among its various components. The book begins with a historical perspective, followed by discussion of the basic physical and climatic characteristics of the Arctic. Following a review of past climates (paleoclimates), the book closes with an assessment of the Arctic's uncertain future. Though targeted mainly at advanced students and researchers, this book is accessible to anyone with an interest in the Arctic and a basic understanding of climate science.

Weather and Climate

Author: Paul E. Lydolph

Publisher: Government Institutes

ISBN: 9780865981201

Category: Science

Page: 216

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Synoptic and Dynamic Climatology

Author: Roger Graham Barry,Andrew Mark Carleton

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 041503115X

Category: Nature

Page: 620

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Synoptic and Dynamic Climatology provides the first comprehensive account of the dynamical behaviour and mechanisms of the global climate system and its components, together with a modern survey of synoptic-scale weather systems in the tropics and extratropics, and of the methods and applications of synoptic climate classification. It is unrivalled in the scope and detail of its contents. The work is thoroughly up to date, with extensive bibliographies by chapter. It is illustrated with nearly 300 figures and plates. *Part 1 provides an introduction to the global climate system and the space-time scales of weather and climate processes, followed by a chapter on climate data and their analysis *Part 2 describes and explains the characteristics of the general circulation of the global atmosphere and includes the nature and causes of global teleconnection patterns *Part 3 discusses synoptic weather systems in the extratropics and tropics and satellite-based climatologies of synoptic features. It also describes the applications of synoptic climatology and summarises current climatic research and its directions.

Weather and Climate

Author: Barbara M. Linde

Publisher: Benchmark Education Company

ISBN: 1410845877

Category: Climatology

Page: 24

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Read about the weather, precipitation, seasons, and climates of the world.

Buch der Wolken

Author: Chloe Aridjis

Publisher: Edition Nautilus

ISBN: 3960540329

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Eine junge mexikanische Jüdin, ein alter Historiker und ein ehemaliger Ameisenzeichner und Wolkenspezialist treffen aufeinander – und die Konturen der Welt beginnen sich aufzulösen. Tatiana hat es eher zufällig aus Mexiko-Stadt nach Berlin verschlagen. Empfindsam für historisch belastete Orte wie für Wetterphänomene, durchstreift sie auf einsamen Spaziergängen die Stadt und beginnt schließlich, die Notizen des Stadthistorikers Weiss zu transkribieren. Über ihn trifft sie auf den Meteorologen Jonas Krantz, der schon als Kind in der DDR in der Flüchtigkeit der Wolken über Berlin Trost fand. Doch jeder der drei ist für eine Freundschaft zu spröde, und lebendiger als die Menschen, denen Tatiana begegnet, sind für sie die Geister Berlins: Von einer überfüllten U- Bahn, in der Hitler als alte Frau verkleidet erscheint, über eine unterirdische Kegelbahn der Gestapo, an deren Wände Spielstände aus längst vergangenen Partien angeschrieben sind, bis zu einem unerklärlichen Nebel, der alles verschluckt, führt uns Chloe Aridjis durch eine unruhige Stadt und verwischt die Linien zwischen Wirklichkeit und Vorstellung. Mit traumlogischem Surrealismus lässt Buch der Wolken uns spüren, dass Städte, genau wie Menschen, ihrer Vergangenheit nicht entkommen können.