Coverart for item
The Resource Atmosphere, clouds, and climate, David Randall

Atmosphere, clouds, and climate, David Randall

Label
Atmosphere, clouds, and climate
Title
Atmosphere, clouds, and climate
Statement of responsibility
David Randall
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The atmosphere is critical to climate change. It can amplify shifts in the climate system, and also mitigate them. This primer offers an introduction to these atmospheric processes and how they work, written by a leading expert on the subject. In an overview of key atmospheric processes, the author looks at how our climate system receives energy from the sun and sheds it by emitting infrared radiation back into space. The atmosphere regulates these radiative energy flows and transports energy through weather systems such as thunderstorms, monsoons, hurricanes, and winter storms. He explains how these processes work, and also how precipitation, cloud formation, and other phase changes of water strongly influence weather and climate. He discusses how atmospheric feedbacks affect climate change, how the large-scale atmospheric circulation works, how predicting the weather and the climate are fundamentally different challenges, and much more. This primer is an introduction to atmospheric processes and the vital role they play in our climate system
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Randall, David A.
Dewey number
551.6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • QC880
  • QC981
LC item number
  • .R36 2012
  • .R36 2012
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QC981
NAL item number
.R36 2012
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Princeton primers in climate
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Atmosphere
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatology
  • Clouds
  • Atmospheric circulation
  • Atmosphere
  • Atmospheric circulation
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatology
  • Clouds
  • Wolke
  • Atmosphärische Turbulenz
Label
Atmosphere, clouds, and climate, David Randall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Basics -- Radiative energy flows -- How turbulence and cumulus clouds carry energy upward ; More about eddy fluxes -- How energy travels from the tropics to the poles ; Conservation of momentum on a rotating sphere -- Feedbacks -- The water planet -- Predictability of weather and climate -- Air, sea, land -- Frontiers
Control code
ocn761850815
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
viii, 277 pages
Isbn
9780691143750
Lccn
2011047912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691143750
  • (OCoLC)761850815
Label
Atmosphere, clouds, and climate, David Randall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Basics -- Radiative energy flows -- How turbulence and cumulus clouds carry energy upward ; More about eddy fluxes -- How energy travels from the tropics to the poles ; Conservation of momentum on a rotating sphere -- Feedbacks -- The water planet -- Predictability of weather and climate -- Air, sea, land -- Frontiers
Control code
ocn761850815
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
viii, 277 pages
Isbn
9780691143750
Lccn
2011047912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691143750
  • (OCoLC)761850815

Library Locations

    • Waubonsee: Sugar Grove Campus - Todd LibraryBorrow it
      Collins Hall 2nd Floor Waubonsee Community College Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive, Sugar Grove, IL, 60554-9454, US
      41.7974 -88.45785
Processing Feedback ...