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Essentials of the Earth's Climate System

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ISBN-10: 110762049X

ISBN-13: 9781107620490

Edition: 2013

Authors: Roger G. Barry, Eileen A. Hall-McKim

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This concise introduction to modern climatology covers the key topics for intermediate undergraduate students on one-semester courses. The treatment of topics is non-mathematical wherever possible, instead focusing on physical processes to allow students to grasp concepts more easily. Full-color illustrations support the text and supplementary topics are covered in boxes, enabling students to further increase their knowledge and awareness. A historical perspective of climatology is woven throughout, providing students with an insight into key scientists and technological developments. Each chapter concludes with a summary of the main points and a mixture of review and discussion questions,…    
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Book details

List price: $75.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/17/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 271
Size: 7.40" wide x 9.69" long x 0.47" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Roger G. Barry worked for two years in the British Meteorological Office before attending Liverpool University where he received a BA Honours in Geography. He received an MSc in Climatology from McGill University, Montreal, and a PhD from the University of Southampton in 1965. In October 1968 he moved to the University of Colorado, Boulder to become Associate Professor of Geography, Professor (1971-2004) and Distinguished Professor (2004-10). In 1977 he became the Director of the World Data Center for Glaciology, which in 1980 merged into the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). Roger's teaching and research has spanned climate change, Arctic and mountain climates, synoptic…