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Global physical climatology

Author: Dennis L Hartmann
Publisher: San Diego : Academic Press, ©1994.
Series: International geophysics series, v. 56.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Introduces the fundamental physical principles and problems of climate sensitivity and change. This work covers the physics of climate change, and examines the nature of climate and its changes over  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis L Hartmann
ISBN: 0123285305 9780123285300
OCLC Number: 29356562
Description: x, 411 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction to the climate system --
The global energy balance --
Atmospheric radiative transfer and climate --
The energy balance of the surface --
The hydrologic cycle --
Atmospheric general circulation and climate --
Ocean general circulation and climate --
History and evolution of earth's climate --
Climate sensitivity and feedback mechnaisms --
Global climate models --
Natural climate change --
Anthropogenic climate change.
Series Title: International geophysics series, v. 56.
Responsibility: Dennis L. Hartmann.
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"Few textbooks presently give such a comprehensive and clear account of the complexities of the climate system. Throughout, the book is very readable and I recommend it thoroughly."--Grant Bigg in Read more...

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