Author: Roger G. Barry
First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Author: Roger Graham Barry,Richard J. Chorley
Publisher: CUP Archive
Atmosphere, Weather and Climate provides a thorough introduction to weather processes and climatic conditions. Since the last edition, the recognition of the reality and possible effects of human activities on the environment has revolutionized attitudes to the study of atmosphere and of world climate. stressing the heat budget of the earth and the causes of the greenhouse effect, the authors turn to manifestations and circulation of atmospheric moisture, including atmospheric stability and precipitation patterns in space and time. A consideration of atmospheric motion on small to large scales and modelling of general circulation leads to a decision of the structure of air masses, frontal cyclones and weather forecasting on different time scales. The treatment of weather and climate in temperate latitudes begins with studies of Europe and America, extending to the conditions of their polar and sub-tropical margins. Tropical weather and climate are also described through an analysis of the climatic mechanisms of monsoon Asia, Africa and Amazonia, together with the tropical margins of Africa and Australia.
Author: Roger Barry,Richard Chorley
First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Weather, Climate Change, and Finding Deep Powder in Utah's Wasatch Mountains and around the World
Author: Jim Steenburgh
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
Utah has long claimed to have the greatest snow on Earth—the state itself has even trademarked the phrase. In Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earth, Jim Steenburgh investigates Wasatch weather, exposing the myths, explaining the reality, and revealing how and why Utah’s powder lives up to its reputation. Steenburgh also examines ski and snowboard regions beyond Utah, making this book a meteorological guide to mountain weather and snow climates around the world. Chapters explore mountain weather, avalanches and snow safety, historical accounts of weather events and snow conditions, and the basics of climate and weather forecasting. Steenburgh explains what creates the best snow for skiing and snowboarding in accurate and accessible language and illustrates his points with 150 color photographs, making Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earth a helpful tool for planning vacations and staying safe during mountain adventures. Snowriders, weather enthusiasts, meteorologists, students of snow science, and anyone who dreams of deep powder and bluebird skies will want to get their gloves on Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earth. Watch Book Trailer!(Special thanks to Ski Utah)
Author: Roger G. Barry,Richard J Chorley
This book presents a comprehensive introduction to weather processes and climatic conditions around the world, their observed variability and changes, and projected future trends. Extensively revised and updated, this ninth edition retains its tried and tested structure while incorporating recent advances in the field. From clear explanations of the basic physical and chemical principles of the atmosphere, to descriptions of regional climates and their changes, the book presents a comprehensive coverage of global meteorology and climatology. In this new edition the latest scientific ideas are again expressed in a clear, non-mathematical matter. New features include: extended and updated treatment of atmospheric models final chapter on climate variability and change has been completely rewritten to take account of the IPCC 2007 scientific assessment. new four-colour text design featuring over 30 colour plates over 360 diagrams have been redrawn in full colour to improve clarity and aid understanding. Atmosphere, Weather and Climate continues to be an indispensable source for all those studying the earth’s atmosphere and world climate, whether from environmental and earth sciences, geography, ecology, agriculture, hydrology, or related disciplinary perspectives. Its pedagogic value is enhanced by several features: learning points at the opening of each chapter and discussion topics at their ending, boxes on topical subjects and on twentieth century advances in the field.
Author: David McClung,Peter A. Schaerer
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
Technical yet accessible, The Avalanche Handbook, 3rd Edition, covers the formation, character, effects, and control of avalanches; rescue techniques; and research on understanding and surviving avalanches. Illustrated with nearly 200 updated illustrations, photos and examples, the revised edition offers exhaustive information on contributing weather and climate factors, snowpack analysis, the newest transceiver search techniques, and preventative and protective measures, including avalanche zoning and control. It contains new information on the unique characteristics of alpine snow, snow slab instability, terrain variables, skier triggering of avalanches, and the nature of avalanche motion. Plus brand-new chapters on the elements of backcountry avalanche forecasting and the decision-making process.
Author: Roger Barry,Peter Blanken
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book provides an up-to-date, comprehensive treatment of microclimate and local climate. It describes and explains the climate within the lower atmosphere and upper soil, the region critical to life on Earth. It is invaluable for advanced students and researchers in climatology, environmental science, geography, meteorology, agricultural science, and forestry.
Author: Mark C. Serreze,Roger G. Barry
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This second edition provides completely up-to-date, scientifically rigorous yet highly accessible overview of Arctic climate science, for advanced students and researchers.
Author: Roger G. Barry,Eileen A. Hall-McKim
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Concise, non-mathematical, full-color introduction to modern climatology, covering the key topics of climate science for intermediate undergraduate students.
Author: Robert William Sandford
Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
Growing populations, increasing industrial use and heavy agricultural demand are beginning to tax water supplies in many regions of Canada. Since many rivers are already fully allocated to numerous uses, future economic and social development will depend upon how much we know about our surface and ground water resources and how effectively we manage them—especially in the face of climate change. The message to take home from this eloquent book is that it is time to dispel the myth of limitless abundance of water in Canada and throughout North America. We all need to be mindful that though our technologically sophisticated society is largely fuelled and lubricated by refined petroleum, it ultimately runs on plain water. In his conclusion to this authoritative book, Robert Sandford, chair of Canada’s United Nations Water for Life Decade, offers a realistic picture of the various issues and threats related to the future availability and quality of fresh water in Canada.
Author: Chloe Aridjis
Publisher: Edition Nautilus
Eine junge mexikanische Jüdin, ein alter Historiker und ein ehemaliger Ameisenzeichner und Wolkenspezialist treffen aufeinander – und die Konturen der Welt beginnen sich aufzulösen. Tatiana hat es eher zufällig aus Mexiko-Stadt nach Berlin verschlagen. Empfindsam für historisch belastete Orte wie für Wetterphänomene, durchstreift sie auf einsamen Spaziergängen die Stadt und beginnt schließlich, die Notizen des Stadthistorikers Weiss zu transkribieren. Über ihn trifft sie auf den Meteorologen Jonas Krantz, der schon als Kind in der DDR in der Flüchtigkeit der Wolken über Berlin Trost fand. Doch jeder der drei ist für eine Freundschaft zu spröde, und lebendiger als die Menschen, denen Tatiana begegnet, sind für sie die Geister Berlins: Von einer überfüllten U- Bahn, in der Hitler als alte Frau verkleidet erscheint, über eine unterirdische Kegelbahn der Gestapo, an deren Wände Spielstände aus längst vergangenen Partien angeschrieben sind, bis zu einem unerklärlichen Nebel, der alles verschluckt, führt uns Chloe Aridjis durch eine unruhige Stadt und verwischt die Linien zwischen Wirklichkeit und Vorstellung. Mit traumlogischem Surrealismus lässt Buch der Wolken uns spüren, dass Städte, genau wie Menschen, ihrer Vergangenheit nicht entkommen können.
Author: Gillian Houghton Gosman
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Learn what causes storms, how geography affects weather patterns, and how climate change affects the whole planet.
Author: Paul E. Lydolph
Publisher: Government Institutes
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An Introduction to Weather, Climate, and the Environment
Author: C. Donald Ahrens,Peter Lawrence Jackson,Christine E. O. Jackson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Meteorology Today 1st Canadian edition is the first textbook of its type written specifically with the needs of the Canadian market and its unique meteorological environment in mind. This first Canadian edition builds upon the tried and tested strengths of the Ahrens Meteorology series and provides a more relevant resource for Canadian students and instructors by ensuring that Canadian content, practices, conventions and examples are used throughout. An Earth Systems feature ? the first of its kind in Ahrens ? has been developed for this edition, presenting the interconnectedness of elements, and providing a peek at the chapter content. This ?visual table of contents? highlights the Earth system components reflected in each chapter (the atmosphere; hydrosphere, cryosphere, lithosphere, biosphere and anthrosphere). The relationships between the chapter?s content and Earth systems are further expanded upon in the introduction of each chapter.
Author: Roger Graham Barry,Andrew Mark Carleton
Publisher: Psychology Press
Synoptic and Dynamic Climatology provides the first comprehensive account of the dynamical behaviour and mechanisms of the global climate system and its components, together with a modern survey of synoptic-scale weather systems in the tropics and extratropics, and of the methods and applications of synoptic climate classification. It is unrivalled in the scope and detail of its contents. The work is thoroughly up to date, with extensive bibliographies by chapter. It is illustrated with nearly 300 figures and plates. *Part 1 provides an introduction to the global climate system and the space-time scales of weather and climate processes, followed by a chapter on climate data and their analysis *Part 2 describes and explains the characteristics of the general circulation of the global atmosphere and includes the nature and causes of global teleconnection patterns *Part 3 discusses synoptic weather systems in the extratropics and tropics and satellite-based climatologies of synoptic features. It also describes the applications of synoptic climatology and summarises current climatic research and its directions.