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Global Physical Climatology, Volume 56 (International Geophysics)

Global Physical Climatology, Volume 56 (International Geophysics)
Author: Dennis L. Hartmann
ISBN 13: 9780123285300
ISBN 10: 123285305
Edition: 1
Publisher: Academic Press
Publication Date: 1994-06-14
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 411
List Price: $125.00

Global Physical Climatology is an introductory text devoted to the fundamental physical principles and problems of climate sensitivity and change. Addressing some of the most critical issues in climatology, this text features incisive coverage of topics that are central to understanding orbital parameter theory for past climate changes, and for anthropogenic and natural causes of near-future changes—

Key Features
• Covers the physics of climate change
• Examines the nature of the current climate and its previous changes
• Explores the sensitivity of climate and the mechanisms by which humans are likely to produce near-future climate changes
• Provides instructive end-of-chapter exercises and appendices


The first seven chapter are designed for a 10-week, upper- division undergraduate course for atmospheric science majors; the addition of the other five chapters and readings from the current literature make it suitable for a graduate course. Unlike most climatology textbooks, written from the perspective of physics rather than geography. Includes an extensive glossary without pronunciation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)