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Elementary Climate Physics

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ISBN-10: 0198567340

ISBN-13: 9780198567349

Edition: 2005

Authors: F. W. Taylor

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Climate Physics is a modern subject based on a space-era understanding of the physical properties of the atmosphere and ocean, their planetary-scale history and evolution, new global measurement systems and sophisticated computer models, which collectively make quantitative studies and predictions possible. At the same time, interest in understanding the climate has received an enormous boost from the concern generated by the realization that rapid climate change, much of it forcedby the relentless increase in population and industrialization, is potentially a serious threat to the quality of life on Earth. Our ability to resist and overcome any such threat depends directly on our ability…    
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Book details

List price: $74.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 7.44" wide x 9.69" long x 0.52" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

The Climate System
Solar Radiation and the Energy Budget of the Earth
Atmosphere and Climate
Clouds and Aerosols
Ocean and Climate
Radiative Transfer
Earth's Energy Budget: The 'Greenhouse' Effect
The Ozone Layer
Climate Observations by Remote Sensing
Climate Sensitivity and Change
Climate Models and Predictions
Climate on Other Planets