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Meteorology & climatology

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Arctic and Alpine Environments

Arctic and Alpine Environments

Author: Jack D. Ives Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2019

Originally published in 1974, Arctic and Alpine Environments examines, the relatively simple ecosystems of arctic and alpine lands that still occupy extensive areas little disturbed by modern technology. The book argues that there is a necessity for carefully controlled development of the resources of these regions and suggests that there is a risk of irreversible disturbance without full understanding of these regions. This book provides a detailed documentation of cold-stressed arctic and alpine terrestrial environments and systematically deals with the present and past physical environment - climate, hydrology and glaciology; biota - treeline, vegetation, vertebrate zoology, and historical biogeography; abiotic processes - geomorphological and pedological and the role of man - bioclimatology, archaeology and technological impact, including radioecology. The book will appeal to academics and students of environmental and biological science, as well as providing a significant source for conservationists', government agencies and industrial organizations.

Geotechnics for Natural Disaster Mitigation and Management

Geotechnics for Natural Disaster Mitigation and Management

Author: A. Murali Krishna Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/10/2019

This volume presents recent advances and developments taking place in geotechnical aspects of natural disaster mitigation and management. The chapters of this book are based on the invited lectures delivered by eminent researchers at the Third Indo-Japan Workshop on Geotechnics for Natural Disaster Mitigation and Management. This book will be a useful reference for academicians, researchers, practicing professionals and, especially, students of the geotechnical fraternity.

Introducing Meteorology A Guide to Weather

Introducing Meteorology A Guide to Weather

Author: Jon Shonk Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

In many parts of the world the weather forms a daily topic of conversation, In others it hardly changes from one week to the next. However, human life is governed by the weather which affects much of our activity, from farming to fishing and from shopping to holiday-making. Introducing Meteorology has been written to provide a succinct overview of the science of the weather for students and for interested amateurs wanting a topical guide to this complex science. The initial chapters describe the development of the science, the atmosphere and the forces which govern the weather. The author then discusses weather influences at global and local scales before describing the science of weather forecasting. Copiously illustrated, this book is intended for those whose interest in meteorology has been stimulated, perhaps by media coverage of dramatic weather events, and who want to know more. Technical terms are kept to a minimum and are explained in a glossary.

Multiphase Environmental Chemistry in the Atmosphere

Multiphase Environmental Chemistry in the Atmosphere

This book is based on a selection of presentations given at the very successful symposium < Multiphase Chemistry of Atmospheric Aerosols> held at the 2017 ACS Fall meeting and attended by a large number of researchers. This symposium provided an excellent opportunity to hear about multiple aspects of atmospheric multiphase chemistry from a diverse spectrum of presenters, including laboratory and field experimentalists and modelers. Similarly, by presenting the material in a single edited book, we hope to encourage cross-disciplinary thinking among these topics so that more scientists can imagine solutions to the challenges of understanding and mitigating the effects of atmospheric aerosols. The chapter authors begin with introductory material addressing scientists who may work in a broad range of disciplines, and then move to more specific details for the experts in the field. Therefore, this book should be an excellent resource for those just starting in the field of atmospheric chemistry and for those who want to initiate new research directions with a mix of basics and some of the newest advances.

Weather to Energy A Complex Voyage

Weather to Energy A Complex Voyage

Author: Christopher (University of Colorado at Boulder, CO, USA) Clack Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2019

Weather to Energy: A Complex Voyage synthesizes several vertically integrated disciplines, allowing new researchers to become involved in renewable energy studies. The book covers the basics needed to jump into the field, including sections on electrical load data and weather model data. The research on optimizing weather-driven renewable energies requires working knowledge of certain disciplines, such as economics, mathematics, atmospheric physics, statistics, fluid dynamics, power modeling and engineering. This book's aim is to inspire new research in renewable energy for interested scientists who may not have the required skills.

Cambridge Planetary Science Meteoroids: Sources of Meteors on Earth and Beyond

Cambridge Planetary Science Meteoroids: Sources of Meteors on Earth and Beyond

Author: Galina O. Ryabova Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2019

This definitive guide provides advanced students and researchers with a detailed yet accessible overview of all of the central topics of meteor science. Leading figures from the field summarise their active research on themes ranging from the physical composition of meteoroids to the most recent optical and radar observations and ongoing theoretical developments. Crucial practical issues are also considered, such as the risk posed by meteoroids - to spacecraft, and on the ground - and future avenues of research are explored. Taking advantage of the latest dynamical models, insights are offered into meteor flight phenomena and the evolution of meteoroid streams and complexes, as well as describing the in-depth laboratory analysis of recovered material. The rapid rate of progress in twenty-first-century research makes this volume essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand how recent developments broaden our understanding of meteors, meteoroids and their origins.

Climate Mathematics Theory and Applications

Climate Mathematics Theory and Applications

This unique text provides a thorough, yet accessible, grounding in the mathematics, statistics, and programming that students need to master for coursework and research in climate science, meteorology, and oceanography. Assuming only high school mathematics, it presents carefully selected concepts and techniques in linear algebra, statistics, computing, calculus and differential equations within the context of real climate science examples. Computational techniques are integrated to demonstrate how to visualize, analyze, and apply climate data, with R code featured in the book and both R and Python code available online. Exercises are provided at the end of each chapter with selected solutions available to students to aid self-study and further solutions provided online for instructors only. Additional online supplements to aid classroom teaching include datasets, images, and animations. Guidance is provided on how the book can support a variety of courses at different levels, making it a highly flexible text for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as researchers and professional climate scientists who need to refresh or modernize their quantitative skills.

Advanced GNSS Tropospheric Products for Monitoring Severe Weather Events and Climate COST Action ES1206 Final Action Dissemination Report

Advanced GNSS Tropospheric Products for Monitoring Severe Weather Events and Climate COST Action ES1206 Final Action Dissemination Report

Author: Jonathan Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/09/2019

The book (COST Action Final report) summarises the proceedings from COST Action ES1206. COST Action ES1206, Advanced GNSS Tropospheric Products for Severe Weather Events and Climate (GNSS4SWEC), was a 4-year project, running from 2013 to 2017, which coordinated new and improved capabilities from concurrent developments in GNSS, meteorological and climate communities. For the first time, the synergy of multi-GNSS constellations was used to develop new, more advanced tropospheric products, exploiting the full potential of multi-GNSS on a wide range of temporal and spatial scales - from real-time products monitoring and forecasting severe weather, to the highest quality post-processed products suitable for climate research. The Action also promoted the use of meteorological data as an input to real-time GNSS positioning, navigation, and timing services and has stimulated knowledge and data transfer throughout Europe and beyond.

Model Tests and Numerical Simulations of Liquefaction and Lateral Spreading LEAP-UCD-2017

Model Tests and Numerical Simulations of Liquefaction and Lateral Spreading LEAP-UCD-2017

Author: Bruce Kutter Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2019

This open access book presents work collected through the Liquefaction Experiments and Analysis Projects (LEAP) in 2017. It describes the use of improved quality control measures to minimize uncertainties and an extensive testing program designed and conducted to characterize the sensitivity and uncertainty for relatively simple lateral spreading centrifuge tests. Two subsequent LEAP projects followed, in 2018 and 2019, on effects of soil fabric and effects of biaxial ground motion on soil liquefaction. For each LEAP, fifteen numerical modeler teams (of academicians and practitioners in the USA, the Americas, Europe and Asia) participate in a series of calibration and prediction exercises to assess the performance and validity of the computational models and numerical simulation tools currently used in research and practice.

Models for Tropical Climate Dynamics Waves, Clouds, and Precipitation

Models for Tropical Climate Dynamics Waves, Clouds, and Precipitation

Author: Boualem Khouider Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/09/2019

This book is a survey of the research work done by the author over the last 15 years, in collaboration with various eminent mathematicians and climate scientists on the subject of tropical convection and convectively coupled waves. In the areas of climate modelling and climate change science, tropical dynamics and tropical rainfall are among the biggest uncertainties of future projections. This not only puts at risk billions of human beings who populate the tropical continents but it is also of central importance for climate predictions on the global scale. This book aims to introduce the non-expert readers in mathematics and theoretical physics to this fascinating topic in order to attract interest into this difficult and exciting research area. The general thyme revolves around the use of new deterministic and stochastic multi-cloud models for tropical convection and convectively coupled waves. It draws modelling ideas from various areas of mathematics and physics and used in conjunction with state-of-the-art satellite and in-situ observations and detailed numerical simulations. After a review of preliminary material on tropical dynamics and moist thermodynamics, including recent discoveries based on satellite observations as well as Markov chains, the book immerses the reader into the area of models for convection and tropical waves. It begins with basic concepts of linear stability analysis and ends with the use of these models to improve the state-of-the-art global climate models. The book also contains a fair amount of exercises that makes it suitable as a textbook complement on the subject.

Inventing Atmospheric Science Bjerknes, Rossby, Wexler, and the Foundations of Modern Meteorology

Inventing Atmospheric Science Bjerknes, Rossby, Wexler, and the Foundations of Modern Meteorology

How scientists used transformative new technologies to understand the complexities of weather and the atmosphere, told through the intertwined careers of three key figures. The goal of meteorology is to portray everything atmospheric, everywhere, always, declared John Bellamy and Harry Wexler in 1960, soon after the successful launch of TIROS 1, the first weather satellite. Throughout the twentieth century, meteorological researchers have had global ambitions, incorporating technological advances into their scientific study as they worked to link theory with practice. Wireless telegraphy, radio, aviation, nuclear tracers, rockets, digital computers, and Earth-orbiting satellites opened up entirely new research horizons for meteorologists. In this book, James Fleming charts the emergence of the interdisciplinary field of atmospheric science through the lives and careers of three key figures: Vilhelm Bjerknes (1862-1951), Carl-Gustaf Rossby (1898-1957), and Harry Wexler (1911-1962). In the early twentieth century, Bjerknes worked to put meteorology on solid observational and theoretical foundations. His younger colleague, the innovative and influential Rossby, built the first graduate program in meteorology (at MIT), trained aviation cadets during World War II, and was a pioneer in numerical weather prediction and atmospheric chemistry. Wexler, one of Rossby's best students, became head of research at the U.S. Weather Bureau, where he developed new technologies from radar and rockets to computers and satellites, conducted research on the Antarctic ice sheet, and established carbon dioxide measurements at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. He was also the first meteorologist to fly into a hurricane-an experience he chose never to repeat. Fleming maps both the ambitions of an evolving field and the constraints that checked them-war, bureaucracy, economic downturns, and, most important, the ultimate realization (prompted by the formulation of chaos theory in the 1960s by Edward Lorenz) that perfectly accurate measurements and forecasts would never be possible.

Politics, Statistics and Weather Forecasting, 1840-1910 Taming the Weather

Politics, Statistics and Weather Forecasting, 1840-1910 Taming the Weather

Author: Aitor (University of the Basque Country) Anduaga Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/08/2019

Weather forecasting is the most visible branch of meteorology and has its modern roots in the nineteenth century when scientists redefined meteorology in the way weather forecasts were made, developing maps of isobars, or lines of equal atmospheric pressure, as the main forecasting tool. This book is the history of how weather forecasting was moulded and modelled by the processes of nation-state building and statistics in the Western world.