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Encyclopedia of world climatology

Author: John E Oliver
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, ©2005.
Series: Encyclopedia of earth sciences series (Springer (Firm))
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A successor to the 1986 Encyclopedia of Climatology, this compendium provides a clear explanation of current knowledge and research directions in modern climatology.


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Genre/Form: Encyclopédies
Encyclopédie (Descripteur de forme)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John E Oliver
ISBN: 9781402032646 1402032641 9781402032660 1402032668
OCLC Number: 300532698
Description: xx, 854 p. : ill., cartes, graph. ; 29 cm.
Contents: Boundary Layer Climatology 168D.S. MunroBowen Ratio 178John E. OliverBudyko, Mikhail Ivanovich 179William A. DandoCarbon-14 Dating 181Claudio Vita-FinziCenters of Action 182Robert M. HordonCentral America and the Caribbean, Climate of 183Michael A. Taylor and Eric J. AlfaroClimate Affairs 189Michael H. GlantzClimatic Change and Ancient Civilizations 192Masatoshi YoshinoClimate Change and Global Warming 199Michael C. MacCrackenClimate Change and Human Health 209Anthony J. McMichael and Rosalie E. WoodruffClimate Change Impacts: PotentialEnvironmental and Societal Consequences 213Michael C. MacCrackenClimate Classification 218John E. OliverClimate Comfort Indices 227Yuk Yee YanClimate Data Centers 231Robert Mark SimpsonClimate Hazards 233Jack HobbsClimate Modeling and Research Centers 243Robert Mark SimpsonClimate Variation: Historical 247Rhodes W. FairbridgeClimate Variation: Instrumental Data 263Enric Aguilar, Robert G. Quayle andJ. Murray Mitchell JuniorClimate Vulnerability 266Paul KayClimate Zones 270John E. OliverClimatology 272H.E. Landsberg/J.E. OliverClimatology, History of 283David H. MillerCloud Climatology 289Joel NorrisCoastal Climate 294R.A. Muller, H.J. Walker, and S.A. HsuCommerce and Climate 298David ChangnonCondensation 302John E. OliverContinental Climate and Continentality 303Richard SnowCoral Reefs and Climate 305J. KleypasCoriolis Effect 306Yuk Yee YanCrime and Climate 307James LebeauCultural Climatology 308John ThornesCycles and Periodicities 309W.J. BurroughsDegree Days 315Danny M. VaughnDesertification 318Michael H. GlantzDeserts 324Sharon E. NicholsonDeterminism, Climatic 333Akhtar H. Siddiqi and John E. OliverDew/Dewpoint 336John E. OliverDoldrums 338Joseph GentilliDrought 338Donald A. WilhiteDynamic Climatology 341Glen A. MarotzEasterly Waves 346John E. OliverEkman (Spiral) Layer 347Rhodes W. FairbridgeElectromagnetic Radiation 348Rhodes W. FairbridgeEl Nino 349Michael H. GlantzCONTENTS viEnergy Budget Climatology 351David GreenlandEurope, Climate of 355Keith Robert BoucherEvaporation 367W.C. SwinbankEvapotranspiration 370John E. OliverExtratropical Cyclones 373Greg BierlyFerrel Cell 378Rhodes W. FairbridgeFlohn, Hermann 379Cameron Douglas CraigFog and Mist 379John A. DayFolklore, Myths and Climate 380Randall S. CervenyFrost 381Benjamin Moulton and John E. OliverGentilli, Joseph 384John DodsonGeomorphology and Climate 385Susan BertaGlobal Environmental Change: Impacts 388R.E. Munn and A.R. MaaroufGreenhouse Effect and Greenhouse Gases 391A.J. PitmanHadley Cell 398John E. OliverHadley, George 399Lisa M. Butler HarringtonHail 399Lewis G. WixonHare, F. Kenneth 402John HayHeat Index 403Thomas W. SchlatterHeat Low 405L.M. TrapassoHolocene Epoch 405Neil RobertsHorse Latitudes 406Rhodes W. FairbridgeHoward, Luke 406Cameron Douglas CraigHuman Health and Climate 407Laurence S. Kalksteinvon Humboldt (Baron), Friedrich Heinrich Alexander 412Lisa M. Butler HarringtonHumid Climates 412James A. HenryHumidity 413John E. Oliver and Rhodes W. FairbridgeHydroclimatology 415Wayne M. WendlandHurricanes - Data and Data Sources 420John E. OliverIce Ages 422Rhodes W. FairbridgeIcebergs and Heinrich Events 424Rhodes W. FairbridgeIcelandic Low 428Robert M. HordonIndian Summer 429John E. OliverIntergovernmental Panel in Climate Change (IPCC) 429John E. OliverIntertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) 429Yuk Yee YanInversion 432John E. Oliver"ISO" Terms 433John E. Oliver and Rhodes W. FairbridgeJet Streams 435Elmar Reiter and Greg BierlyKatabatic (Gravity) Winds 440D.S. MunroKepler's Laws 441Rhodes W. FairbridgeKoeppen, Wladimir Peter 441William A. DandoKrakatoa Winds 442Rhodes W. FairbridgeKyoto Protocol 443John E. OliverLakes, Effects on Climate 444Thomas W. SchmidlinCONTENTS viiLamb, Hubert H. 445Mick KellyLand and Sea Breezes 446Yuk Yee YanLandsberg, Helmut E. 447Ferdinand BaerLapse Rate 448Rhodes W. Fairbridge and John E. OliverLatent Heat 450David R. LegatesLightning 451S. LadochyLiterature and Climate 453Christina DandoLittle Ice Age 457Rhodes W. FairbridgeLocal Climatology 460Masatoshi YoshinoLocal Winds 467John E. OliverThe Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) 476John E. OliverMaritime Climate 477John E. OliverMather, John R. 479Sandra F. Pritchard MatherMaunder, Edward Walter and Maunder Minimum 480Patrick Moore and John E. OliverMaury, Matthew Fontaine 481Lisa M. Butler HarringtonMedieval Warm Period or "Little Climatic Optimum" 482Rhodes W. FairbridgeMediterranean Climates 485G. Jay LennartsonMicroclimatology 486W.G. BaileyMiddle Latitude Climates 500Allen PerryMilankovitch, Milutin 502George Kukla and Rhodes W. FairbridgeMilitary Affairs and Climate 503Richard W. DixonModels, Climatic 505Brian Hanson and Cort J. WillmottMonsoons and Monsoon Climate 509S.K. DashMontreal Protocol 516John E. OliverMountain and Valley Winds 516John E. Oliver and Rhodes W. FairbridgeMountain Climates 517David GreenlandNational Center for Atmospheric Research 524AnonNational Climate Data Center/Data Sources 524John E. OliverNorth America, Climate of 525William T. Corcoran and Elias JohnsonNorth American (Canadian) High 535Robert M. HordonNorth Atlantic Oscillation 536James W. HurrellOcean-Atmosphere Interaction 540G.R. BiggOcean Circulation 547J.G. Harvey and J.E. OliverOrographic Precipitation 552Donna TuckerOscillations 555John E. OliverOzone 556J. Ben LileyPacific (Hawaiian) High 562Robert M. HordonPacific North American Oscillation (PNA) 563John E. OliverPaleoclimatology 564A.S. GoudiePalmer Index/Palmer Drought Severity Index 571James E. Newman and John E. OliverPhase Changes 573John E. OliverPrecipitation 574Donna F. TuckerPrecipitation Distribution 576Orman E. GrangerPressure, Surface 583Brian D. GilesCONTENTS viiiPressure, Upper Air 588Brian D. GilesQuasi-Biennial Oscillation 597Rhodes W. FairbridgeRadar, Climatic Applications 600David L. ArnoldRadiation Climatology 603Gerald MillsRadiation Laws 611A. John ArnfieldRainforest Climates 612John J. HidoreRainshadow 615L.M. TrapassoReanalysis Projects 615Brian D. GilesRelative Humidity 617John E. OliverReligion and Climate 618William A. DandoRossby Wave/Rossby Number 625Jay R. Harman and John E. OliverSatellite Observations of the Earth's Climate System 629Graeme L. StephensSavanna Climate 635John J. HidoreScales of Climate 637A.A.L.N. SarmaSea Ice and Climate 639John E. WalshSea Level Rise 641Vivien GornitzSeasonal Affective Disorder 644Michael D. MorganSeasonal Climate Prediction 646Peitao PengSeasonality: Astronomic Forcing 648Rhodes W. FairbridgeSeasons 651Ted AlsopSensible Heat 655David R. LegatesSiberian (Asiatic) High 656Robert M. HordonSingularities 657John E. OliverSnow and Snow Cover 658Ross D. Brown and David A. RobinsonSolar Activity 663James H. ShirleySolar Constant 666James H. ShirleySolar Flare 667James H. ShirleySolar Radiation 667L.J. Bruce McArthurSolar Wind 673John E. OliverSouth America, Climate of 673Norys Jiminez and John E. OliverSouthern Oscillation 679Rhodes W. FairbridgeSports, Recreation and Climate 682Steve StadlerSpring Green Wave 684Mark D. SchwartzStandard Atmosphere 686John E. OliverStatistical Climatology 687Scott M. RobesonSunspots 694Rhodes W. FairbridgeSynoptic Climatology 700Roger G. BarryTaiga Climate 705Mary SnowTeleconnections 707Adam BurnettTemperature Distribution 711L.M. TrapassoTerrestrial Radiation 716A. John ArnfieldThornthwaite, Charles W. 717John R. MatherThunder 718Richard K. CookThunderstorms 719Rodger A. BrownCONTENTS ixTornadoes 724Edward Aguado and James E. BurtTourism and Climate 730Allen PerryTrade Winds and the Trade Wind Inversion 731T.W. GiambellucaTree-Ring Analysis 732Harold C. Fritts and James H. SpeerTropical and Equatorial Climates 742James HenryTropical Cyclones 750Jay HobgoodTroposphere 756K. DeweyTundra Climate 756Mary SnowTurbulence and Diffusion 759Hans A. PanofskyUltraviolet Radiation 762A. John ArnfieldUnits and Conversions 763John E. OliverUrban Climatology 766Anthony J. Brazel and Dale QuatrocchiVegetation and Climate 780John R. Mather and Michael J. BrewerVolcanic Eruptions and their Impact on theEarth's Climate 788S.L. de SilvaVorticity 794Greg BierlyWalker Circulation 797John E. OliverWater Budget Analysis 798Robert A. Muller and John M. Grymes IIIWeather 805John E. OliverWind Chill 805Thomas W. SchlatterWind Power Climatology 807Steve Stadler and Tim HughesWinds and Wind Systems 813Robert C. Balling Jr. and Randall S. CervenyZonal Index 820John E. OliverIndex of Authors Cited 823Subject Index 843
Series Title: Encyclopedia of earth sciences series (Springer (Firm))
Responsibility: edited by John E. Oliver.
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