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Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather

Edited by Stephen H. Schneider, Terry L. Root and Michael D. Mastrandrea

Second edition

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780199765324
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780195313864 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780199765324.001.0001
Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather

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For most of history, humans have made every possible effort to accurately foretell the weather, evolving from the use of guesswork, rule of thumb, and signs in the sky to the development of contemporary forecasting techniques drawn from two scientific disciplines, climatology and meteorology.

Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather, Second Edition summarizes this knowledge and presents it in a compendium of over 330 entries that cover:

• The processes that produce our weather • The circulation of the atmosphere that produces the world's climates • Classification of climates • Important scientific concepts used by climatologists and meteorologists • The history of ideas underlying the atmospheric sciences • Over 60 new articles on topics such as “Global Warming,” the “Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,” “Tradable Permits,” “Extreme Weather,” “Kyoto Protocol” and more • Biographical accounts of those who have made significant contributions to climatology and meteorology • Particular weather events, from extreme tropical cyclones and tornadoes to local winds.

Each entry features numerous cross references and definitions of weather and climate-related terms as well as additional sources for further study. Over 250 photographs, maps, and charts offer highly evocative depictions of various weather and climate conditions.

Book.  531 pages.  701861 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology

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Absolute Humidity in Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather

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Acid Rain in Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather

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Agassiz, Louis (1807—1873) in Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather

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