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The Global Climate System
Patterns, Processes, and Teleconnections

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Robert Allan, Randall Cerveny, Michael Glantz, Paul Mausell, Densheng Liu, Nelson Diaz, Brian Giles, Gerd Wendler, Gregory Zielinski, Sue Grimmond, Stanley Changnon, William Lau
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  • Date Published: September 2006
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  • isbn: 9780511239380
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  • Over the last 20 years, developments in climatology have provided an amazing array of explanations for the pattern of world climates. This textbook, first published in 2006, examines the earth's climate systems in light of this incredible growth in data availability, data retrieval systems, and satellite and computer applications. It considers regional climate anomalies, developments in teleconnections, unusual sequences of recent climate change, and human impacts upon the climate system. The physical climate forms the main part of the book, but it also considers social and economic aspects of the global climate system. This textbook has been derived from the authors' extensive experience of teaching climatology and atmospheric science. Each chapter contains an essay by a specialist in the field to enhance the understanding of selected topics. An extensive bibliography is included and lists of websites for further study. This textbook will be invaluable to advanced students of climatology and atmospheric science.

    • Provides a modern, readable account of recent advances that help explain regional and global climates
    • Selected short essays on special topics by respected researchers included within the text
    • Introduces teleconnections, the concept that change in one part of the earth system influences another often quite distant location, and relates it to worldwide climate processes and patterns
    • Emphasises the reasons for climate variability and climate impacts
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    "The book succeeds in its aim to update the climatologist's view of the climate system. We not only see the interactions and connections within the climate system...but we also see the reactions of humanity to these interactions. ... a good preparation for developing climatologists to work in this changing and interconnected atmosphere." - Grant Bigg, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

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    • Date Published: September 2006
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511239380
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Introduction
    2. Oscillations and teleconnections
    3. Tropical climates
    4. Middle latitude climates
    5. Climate of the polar realms
    6. Post-glacial climatic change and variability
    7. Urban climates
    8. Human response to climate change
    9. Model interpretation of climate signals
    10. Conclusions and the future of climate research
    Index.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Climate Change and Environmental Impact
    • Climates Future, Climates Past
    • Global Climatology
    • Human dimensions of global change
  • Authors

    Howard A. Bridgman, University of Newcastle, New South Wales
    Howard A. Bridgman is a conjoint professor at the University of Newcastle in Australia.

    John E. Oliver, Indiana State University
    John E. Oliver is Emeritus Professor at Indiana State University and a former Director of the University Climate Laboratory at Indiana State.

    Contributors

    Robert Allan, Randall Cerveny, Michael Glantz, Paul Mausell, Densheng Liu, Nelson Diaz, Brian Giles, Gerd Wendler, Gregory Zielinski, Sue Grimmond, Stanley Changnon, William Lau

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