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Atmosphere, clouds, and climate

Author: David A Randall
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2012.
Series: Princeton primers in climate.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The atmosphere is critical to climate change. It can amplify shifts in the climate system, and also mitigate them. This primer offers an introduction to these atmospheric processes and how they work, written by a leading expert on the subject. In an overview of key atmospheric processes, the author looks at how our climate system receives energy from the sun and sheds it by emitting infrared radiation back into  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David A Randall
ISBN: 9780691143743 0691143749 9780691143750 0691143757
OCLC Number: 761850815
Description: viii, 277 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
Contents: Basics --
Radiative energy flows --
How turbulence and cumulus clouds carry energy upward ; More about eddy fluxes --
How energy travels from the tropics to the poles ; Conservation of momentum on a rotating sphere --
Feedbacks --
The water planet --
Predictability of weather and climate --
Air, sea, land --
Frontiers.
Series Title: Princeton primers in climate.
Responsibility: David Randall.

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The atmosphere is critical to climate change. It can amplify shifts in the climate system, and also mitigate them. This primer offers a short, reader-friendly introduction to these atmospheric  Read more...

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"Readers ready for a book-length treatment of [the role of clouds in climate] may find the right level of detail in Atmosphere, Clouds, and Climate, a new book by Dr. Randall."--Justin Gillis, Read more...

 
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