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Snow and Climate
Physical Processes, Surface Energy Exchange and Modeling

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Richard L. Armstrong, Ross Brown, Rachel E. Jordan, Mary Remley Albert Brun, Eric Brun, John C. King, John W. Pomeroy, Donald M. Gray, Charles Fierz, Richard J. Harding, Christian Plüss, Paul M. B. Föhn, Eric Martin, Zong-Liang Yang, Richard Essery, Judah Cohen
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  • Date Published: February 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521130653

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  • The extent and variability of seasonal snow cover are important parameters in the climate system, due to their effects on energy and moisture budgets, and because surface temperature is highly dependent on snow cover. In turn, snow cover trends serve as key indicators of climate change. Many distinct techniques have become available to study snow-climate relationships. Satellites provided the first capability for monitoring snow cover extent at continental and hemispheric scales, and there have been rapid advances in snow modeling physics to represent snow cover and snow processes in Global Climate Models (GCMs). These advances have changed the way we look at snow cover. The main goal of this book is to provide a synthesis of the prevailing state of snow-climate science that reflects this distinct perspective. This volume provides an excellent synthesis for researchers and advanced students.

    • Thorough presentation of snow physics - in one single volume
    • Complete treatment of snow-climate interaction enables understanding of Earth's climate
    • Provides useful data sources to help scientists and students with future studies
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    "Linked to energy and moisture, snow cover is an important component of the climate, and these studies look at how advances in snow-climate science, such as the use of satellites and snow-modeling physics, can lead to a better understanding of climate change." - Weatherwise

    "This volume will be sought by snow scientists everywhere for the comprehensive treatment of these important subjects. Each well-illustrated chapter is supported by comprehensive lists of references. The entire volume is clearly printed, with a brief index and an expanded list of contents. ... Highly recommended." - N. Caine, CHOICE

    "The long-awaited Snow and Climate has been edited and written expertly. The editors have achieved a commendable continuity between chapters in terms of style, quality, level of detail, and use of figures and tables. The authors have provided a comprehensive coverage of topics along with ample references to allow someone starting in snow science, or someone who already has expertise in one subfield, to embark on a new research endeavor. This volume is appropriate for classroom use in graduate or advanced undergraduate courses, or as a reference for anyone studying snow science with the prerequisite physics background to understand the basic concepts and partial differential equations. Snow and Climate is an important contribute and should assume a prominent place in libraries and on the shelves of snow scientists and graduate students." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

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    • Date Published: February 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521130653
    • length: 256 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.41kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    1. Introduction Richard L. Armstrong and Ross Brown
    2. Physical processes within the snow cover and their parameterization Rachel E. Jordan, Mary Remley, Albert and Eric Brun
    3. Snow-atmosphere energy and mass balance John C. King, John W. Pomeroy, Donald M. Gray, Charles Fierz, Richard J. Harding, Rachel E. Jordan, Christian Plüss, Paul M. B. Föhn and Eric Martin
    4. Snow cover parameterizations and modeling Eric Brun, Zong-Liang Yang, Richard Essery and Judah Cohen
    5. Snow cover data: Sources and products Ross Brown and Richard L. Armstrong
    Index.

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    Richard L. Armstrong, University of Colorado, Boulder

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    Richard L. Armstrong, Ross Brown, Rachel E. Jordan, Mary Remley Albert Brun, Eric Brun, John C. King, John W. Pomeroy, Donald M. Gray, Charles Fierz, Richard J. Harding, Christian Plüss, Paul M. B. Föhn, Eric Martin, Zong-Liang Yang, Richard Essery, Judah Cohen

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