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Fundamentals of Weather and Climate

Second Edition

Robin McIlveen

May 2010

ISBN: 9780199215423

661 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

In Stock

Price: £57.99

Fundamentals of Weather and Climate offers an engaging and insightful treatment of the behaviour of the lower atmosphere, and takes a quantitative approach to describing the mechanisms underlying this behaviour.

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Fundamentals of Weather and Climate offers an engaging and insightful treatment of the behaviour of the lower atmosphere, and takes a quantitative approach to describing the mechanisms underlying this behaviour.

  • Covers the essential aspects of weather and climate in the lower atmosphere and links the qualitative concepts with the quantitative mechanisms that drive it
  • Thought-provoking end of chapter questions encourage the students to engage with and explore the subject for themselves
  • Extensive learning features throughout the book make it a flexible resource for self-study and to support lectures
  • Online Resource Centre features additional resources for lecturers and students to enhance the educational vaule of the text

New to this edition

  • Increased coverage of mid- and low-latitude weather systems, global circulation and regional systems, atmospheric thermodynamics, and, climate modelling and prediction
  • Enhanced mathematical support opens the text to those without a strong mathematical background
  • Full worked solutions to problems
  • New end of chapter summaries
  • Photographs and figures are accompanied by detailed captions that highlight their relevance to important concepts and mechanisms being illustrated

About the Author(s)

Robin McIlveen, Formerly Institute of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Lancaster University

Table of Contents

    1:Introduction
    2:Observations
    3:The constitution of the atmosphere
    4:The state of the atmosphere
    5:Atmospheric thermodynamics
    6:Cloud and precipitation
    7:Atmospheric dynamics
    8:Radiation convection and advection
    9:The atmospheric engine
    10:Surface and boundary layer
    11:Smaller-scale weather systems
    12:Large-scale weather systems in mid-latitudes
    13:Large-scale weather systems in low latitudes
    14:Climate and climate change