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Meteorology & climatology

See below for a selection of the latest books from Meteorology & climatology category. Presented with a red border are the Meteorology & climatology books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Meteorology & climatology books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

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.

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.

The Human Impact of Climate Uncertainty Weather Information, Economic Planning, and Business Management

The Human Impact of Climate Uncertainty Weather Information, Economic Planning, and Business Management

Author: W. J. Maunder Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2019

Originally published in 1989, this book provides an overview of the economic dimensions of climate and human activities, and considers how the variable nature of the atmosphere must be accepted as an integral part of the management package. It discusses how climatic repercussions can hold major importance for international politics, particularly in the light of the impacts of climatic changes induced by greenhouse gases.

A Bibliography of the Literature of North American Climates of the Past 13,000 Years

A Bibliography of the Literature of North American Climates of the Past 13,000 Years

Author: Donald K Grayson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2019

Originally published in 1975, this extensive bibliography has been drawn from archaeological, botanical, geological, meteorological and zoological sources. It covers those studies which deal with periods of time for which modern observational data are not available. Included sources range from those which make minor contributions to our understanding of North American paleoclimates to those whose impacts upon this understanding have been considerable.

The Value of the Weather

The Value of the Weather

Author: W. J. Maunder Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2019

Originally published in 1970, this book brings together the most significant and pertinent associations between man's economic and social activities, and the variations in the atmospheric environment. Particular emphasis is placed on economic activities and the weather, economic analysis of weather and the benefits and costs of weather knowledge. In addition, some of the sociological, physiological, political, planning and legal aspects of atmospheric resources are discussed.

The Uncertainty Business Risks and Opportunities in Weather and Climate

The Uncertainty Business Risks and Opportunities in Weather and Climate

Author: W. J. Maunder Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2019

Originally published in 1986, this book discusses the value of weather and climate information in government and business decision-making. It issues a strong manifesto for the development of new areas of research requiring the skills of weather scientists, geographers, economists, planners and political scientists. It offers a coherent and non-technical presentation of this climatology, supported with practical guidance on assessing the impacts of weather and climate on human affairs.

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 refresh or modernize their quantitative 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.

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.

Advances in Water Resources Engineering and Management Select Proceedings of TRACE 2018

Advances in Water Resources Engineering and Management Select Proceedings of TRACE 2018

Author: Rafid AlKhaddar Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2019

This book comprises select papers presented at the International Conference on Trends and Recent Advances in Civil Engineering (TRACE 2018). The book covers inter-disciplinary research and applications in integrated water resource management, river ecology, irrigation system, water pollution and treatment, hydraulic structure and hydro-informatics. The topics on water resource management include technological intervention and solution for climate change impacts on water resources, water security, clean water to all, sustainable water reuse, flood risk assessment, interlinking of rivers and hydro policy. The contents of this book will be useful to researchers and professionals working in the field of water resource management and related policy making.

A Cloud a Day

A Cloud a Day

Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

The new book from the author of the bestselling The Cloudspotter's Guide. Passionate cloud spotter and bestselling author Gavin Pretor-Pinney gives you a cloud a day in his new book, published together with the Cloud Appreciation Society. Spending a few moments a day with your head in the clouds can have a profound effect on your well-being, which is why Gavin's Cloud Appreciation Society sends a cloud image and story every day to its members. A Cloud A Day features 365 cloud images to inspire a moment of calm atmospheric contemplation each day. The cloud images are accompanied with a short piece of cloud science, an inspiring sky quotation or a detail of the sky depicted in a classic painting. The book helps explain almost every kind cloud type in easy laymen terms, from fair weather cumulus to the lenticularis cloud (a distinctive disc shape that forms due to rising and dipping flow of wind over mountain peaks). From Rupert Brooke 'Clouds' poem to Nasa images of Actinoform clouds, which are radial, leaf-like patterns of clouds only visible from space. From suggested explanations of the skies painted by Van Gogh to the various names given to crepuscular rays (beams of light from between clouds that are called Jacob's ladder in much of the Western world, but Buddha's rays in Sri Lanka). A wondrous, beautifully illustrated book to inform, delight and inspire. This is the perfect book to make you stop for a moment each day and look at the sky.

Handbook on Concrete Block Paving

Handbook on Concrete Block Paving

Author: Wasantha Mampearachchi Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/08/2019

This book provides a comprehensive overview of concrete block paving (CBP). Starting with the basics, such as the history, applications, advantages and limitations of CBP, it then discusses in detail the structural behavior, construction process, and design support conditions, covering topics like specifications for blocks and laying patterns, field performance and mix design for ICBP. Lastly, it examines good CBP practices and maintenance.