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This 2007 edition of Human Impacts on Weather and Climate examines the scientific and political debates surrounding anthropogenic impacts on the Earth's climate and presents the most recent theories, data and modeling studies. The book discusses the concepts behind deliberate human attempts to modify the weather through cloud seeding, as well as inadvertent modification of weather and climate on the regional scale. The natural variability of weather and climate greatly complicates our ability to determine a clear cause-and-effect relationship to human activity. The authors describe the basic theories and critique them in simple and accessible terms. This fully revised edition will be a valuable resource for undergraduate and graduate courses in atmospheric and environmental science, and will also appeal to policy makers and general readers interested in how humans are affecting the global climate.Read more
- Includes updated concepts and theories, new observational data, and modeling studies
- A generally non-mathematical presentation of scientific concepts and theories to appeal to a broad range of readers
- Discusses both inadvertent and planned weather modification
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"Eleven years ago, I reviewed the first edition of this title, labeling it a 'comprehensive, well-written, and highly interesting book.' This second edition deserves the same labels, and furthermore it updates all activities and aspects of human impacts on weather and climate. It has many excellent illustrations, with some in color. I strongly recommend this book to all atmospheric scientists--it will serve as an excellent textbook." - Stanley A. Changnon, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
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- Edition: 2nd Edition
- Date Published: April 2007
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521600569
- length: 332 pages
- dimensions: 244 x 170 x 18 mm
- weight: 0.53kg
- contains: 84 b/w illus. 20 colour illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Part I. The Rise and Fall of the Science of Weather Modification:
1. The rise of the science of weather modification
2. The glory years of weather modification
3. The fall of the science of weather modification
Part II. Inadvertent Human Impacts on Regional Weather and Climate:
4. Anthropogenic emissions of aerosols and gases
5. Urban-induced changes in precipitation and weather
6. Other land-use/land-cover changes
7. Concluding remarks
8. Overview of global climate forcings and feedbacks
9. Climatic effects and anthropogenic aerosols
10. Nuclear winter
11. Global effects of land-use/land-cover changes and vegetation dynamics
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