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Antarctic Meteorology and Climatology

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  • Authors:
  • J. C. King, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge
  • J. Turner, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge
  • Date Published: July 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521039840

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  • This book is a comprehensive survey of the climatology and meteorology of Antarctica. The first section of the book reviews the methods by which we can observe the Antarctic atmosphere and presents a synthesis of climatological measurements. In the second section, the authors consider the processes that maintain the observed climate, from large-scale atmospheric circulation to small-scale processes. The final section reviews our current knowledge of the variability of Antarctic climate and the possible effects of "greenhouse" warming. The authors stress links among the Antarctic atmosphere, other elements of the Antarctic climate system (oceans, sea ice and ice sheets), and the global climate system. This volume will be of greatest interest to meteorologists and climatologists with a specialized interest in Antarctica, but it will also appeal to researchers in Antarctic glaciology, oceanography and biology. Graduates and undergraduates studying physical geography, and the earth, atmospheric and environmental sciences will find much useful background material in the book.

    • Presents a comprehensive survey of research in Antarctic meteorology and climatology
    • Emphasizes the application of remote sensing and numerical modelling
    • Discusses the role of Antarctica in the global climate system
    • Includes an extensive bibliography
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "This outstanding and timely publication presents a comprehensive analysis of Antarctic climatology and meteorology...The authors are highly qualified, and their writing is very effective. The authors have concentrated on research publications of the last decade for their valuable bibliography. An excellently produced book." Choice

    "The general meterological reader will find much material of interest....The book is well produced and sturdy. It deserves to be on the shelves of both the serious student of the Antarctic atomsphere as well as the more general reader who will find that many parts are quite accessible. It should be part of all good science libraries." David H. Bromwich, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521039840
    • length: 424 pages
    • dimensions: 243 x 168 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.686kg
    • contains: 193 b/w illus. 30 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Introduction
    2. Observations and instrumentation
    3. Physical climatology
    4. The large-scale circulation of the Antarctic atmosphere
    5. Synoptic-scale weather systems and fronts
    6. Mesoscale systems and processes
    7. Climate variability and change
    Appendices
    References
    Index.

  • Authors

    J. C. King, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge

    J. Turner, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge

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