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Climatology, Fourth Edition

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    Fourth Edition
    ISBN: 9781284119985

Robert V. Rohli & Anthony J Vega

NEW Full-color Art Program Enhances Learning Experience

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Welcome to the exciting journey of learning about one of the most widely discussed sciences. Praised for its detail and accuracy, Climatology continues to lead as the most comprehensive presentation of our dynamic climate system. The Fourth Edition features a completely revised, full-color art program that enhances clarity and gradation of all maps, climographs, and images to help readers better understand the diversity of climate within varying climate types. The text appeals to all students, as it covers the basics of atmospheric science in the early chapters and provides the breadth and depth of topics to challenge the more experienced reader. Climatology, Fourth Edition aims to improve students’ communication skills, encourage critical-thinking, and invoke a sense of social responsibility, making it the clear choice in this rapidly developing science.

Features & Benefits
  • NEW full-color interior design greatly improves clarity of all maps, climographs, and images to better illustrate important data
  • Without the use of calculus, quantitative treatment is included where necessary to provide students with detailed explanation of the processes discussed and needed at this upper level
  • Features expanded coverage of Limitations of Model Results, teleconnection patterns and interaction between these patterns, past climate- dendrochronology and palynology, drought, and more
  • Presents evidence-based, contemporary information and data
  • Topics are carefully explained and supported with proper examples and analogies to assist readers in analyzing and retaining key concepts
  • Every new print copy is packaged with access to the Navigate Companion Website containing study questions and hands-on activities
  • Instructor resources include Lecture Slides in PowerPoint format, an Image Bank, and a comprehensive Test Bank containing more than 1,000 exam questions

Table of Contents:
Part  1  The Basics
  Chapter  1  Introduction to Climatology
  Chapter  2  Atmospheric Structure and Composition
Part  2  Climatological Processes
  Chapter  3  Controls on the Climate System
  Chapter  4  Atmospheric Interactions with Other "Spheres"
  Chapter  5  Energy, Matter, and Momentum Exchanges Near the Surface
  Chapter  6  Global Hydrologic Cycle and Surface Water Balance
  Chapter  7  General Circulation and Secondary Circulations
Part  3  Climates Across Space
  Chapter  8  Climatic Classification
  Chapter  9  Extratropical Northern Hemisphere Climates
  Chapter  10  Tropical and Southern Hemisphere Climates
Part  4  Climates Through Time
  Chapter  11  Climate Change and Variability: A Paleoclimatic Overview
  Chapter  12  Modern Climatic Change
  Chapter  13  Linking Spatial and Temporal Aspects of Climate Through Quantitative Methods
Part  5  Relationships Between Climate and Other Endeavors
  Chapter  14  Applied Climatology, Climate Impacts, and Climatic Data
  Chapter  15  Future of Climatology

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