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Mountain Weather and Climate

3rd Edition

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  • Date Published: July 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521681582

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  • Mountain Weather and Climate is an all-encompassing textbook describing mountain weather and climate processes. Results from several major field programs have been incorporated into this edition, including the European Alpine Experiment, studies of air drainage in the western United States and experiments on air flow over low hills. There are many new figures and selected regional case studies including new material on central Asia, Tibet, Greenland, Antarctica, the Andes, New Zealand, the Alps and equatorial East Africa. Chapters examine topics from human bioclimatology, weather hazards and air pollution, to climate change in mountain regions. Beginning with historical aspects of mountain meteorology, the book deals with the latitudinal, altitudinal and topographic controls of meteorological elements, circulation systems related to orography, and the climatic characteristics of mountains. It is ideal for graduates and researchers in meteorology, climatology, ecology, forestry, glaciology and hydrology.

    • Full chapter notes elaborate on terms defined in the text without distracting from its flow
    • Includes extensive bibliographies to enable readers to follow up papers discussed in the text
    • Numerous diagrams clarify the text for the reader
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    "For colleagues with diverse interests in the atmosphere, glaciers, radiation, landforms, water resources, vegetation, human implications, and more, Mountain Weather and Climate can be a valuable source of guidance and literature references . . . The two earlier editions are held at hundreds of libraries worldwide, and this updated version will indubitably also find wide distribution."
    - Stefan Hasternath, EOS

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    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: July 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521681582
    • length: 532 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 x 25 mm
    • weight: 1.15kg
    • contains: 179 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Prefaces
    Acknowledgements
    1. Mountains and their climatological study
    2. Geographical controls of mountain meteorological elements
    3. Circulation systems related to orography
    4. Climatic characteristics of mountains
    5. Regional case studies
    6. Mountain bioclimatology
    7. Changes in mountain climates
    Appendix
    General index
    Author index.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Geography of Skiing
    • Mountain Geography
    • Mountain Meteorology
  • Author

    Roger G. Barry, University of Colorado, Boulder
    Roger G. Barry is Distinguished Professor of Geography at the University of Colorado and Director, World Data Center for Glaciology and the National Snow and Ice Data Center, Boulder.

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