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The climate of the Arctic

Author: Rajmund Przybylak
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©2003.
Series: Atmospheric and oceanographic sciences library, v. 26.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This monograph is intended for all those with a general interest in the fields of meteorology, climatology, and with a knowledge of the application of statistics in these areas."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rajmund Przybylak
ISBN: 1402011342 9781402011344
OCLC Number: 51266267
Description: xi, 270 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Boundaries of the Arctic --
Main Geographical Factors Shaping the Climate --
Atmospheric Circulation --
Development of Views on Atmospheric Circulation in the Arctic --
Large-scale Atmospheric Circulation --
Synoptic-scale Circulation --
Winds --
Local Circulation and Mesoscale Disturbances --
Radiation Conditions --
Sunshine Duration --
Global Solar Radiation --
Short-wave Net Radiation --
Long-wave Net Radiation --
Net Radiation and Other Elements of the Heat Balance --
Air Temperature --
Mean Monthly, Seasonal, and Annual Air Temperature --
Mean and Absolute Extreme Air Temperatures --
Temperature Inversions --
Cloudiness --
The Annual Cycle --
Spatial Patterns --
Fog --
Air Humidity --
Water Vapour Pressure --
Relative Humidity --
Atmospheric Precipitation and Snow Cover --
Atmospheric Precipitation --
Number of Days with Precipitation --
Snow Cover --
Air Pollution --
Climatic Regions --
The Atlantic Region --
The Siberian Region --
The Pacific Region --
The Canadian Region --
The Baffin Bay Region --
The Greenland Region --
The Interior Arctic Region --
Climatic Change and Variability in the Holocene --
Period 10-11 ka-1 ka BP --
Period 1 ka-0.1 ka BP --
Period 0.1 ka-Present --
Scenarios of the Arctic Climate in the 21st Century --
Model Simulations of the Present-day Arctic Climate --
Scenarios of the Arctic Climate in the 21st Century.
Series Title: Atmospheric and oceanographic sciences library, v. 26.
Responsibility: by Rajmund Przybylak.
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Presents a comprehensive synthesis of knowledge concerning the climate of the Arctic. Various meteorological elements are described, and this book concludes with a presentation of the scenarios of  Read more...

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