By Kerry H. Cook
Climate Dynamics is a complicated undergraduate-level textbook that gives a vital beginning within the actual figuring out of the earth's weather procedure. The ebook assumes no heritage in atmospheric or ocean sciences and is suitable for any technology or engineering scholar who has accomplished semesters of calculus and one semester of calculus-based physics.
Describing the weather approach in line with observations of the suggest weather country and its variability, the 1st portion of the booklet introduces the vocabulary of the sphere, the established variables that represent the weather approach, and the common techniques taken to show those variables. the second one portion of the ebook supplies a quantitative realizing of the approaches that make sure the weather state--radiation, warmth balances, and the fundamentals of fluid dynamics. functions for the ambience, ocean, and hydrological cycle are constructed within the subsequent part, and the final 3 chapters of the ebook at once tackle international weather switch. all through, the textbook makes connections among arithmetic and physics which will illustrate the usefulness of arithmetic, relatively first-year calculus, for predicting alterations within the actual world.
Climate switch will impression each element of lifestyles within the coming a long time. This publication helps and broadens realizing of the dynamics of the weather approach by way of providing a much-needed advent that's available to any technology, math, or engineering student.
- Makes a bodily established, quantitative knowing of weather swap obtainable to all technological know-how, engineering, and arithmetic undergraduates
- Explains how the weather procedure works and why the weather is changing
- Reinforces, applies, and connects the elemental principles of calculus and physics
- Emphasizes basic observations and understanding
- a web representation package deal and recommendations guide for professors is available
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The air over land surfaces tends to be drier than the marine air in the winter hemisphere. In the summer hemisphere, the continental air is more moist than the marine air at the same latitude over the eastern portions of the continents, and drier in the west. 31 Geographical distribution of specific humidity at 900 hPa for (a) December- January-February (DJF) and (b) June-July-August (JJA). Units are 10−3 kg H O /kgair. 2 The Observed Climatology ∙ 41 • The specific humidity distribution has features in common with the surface temperature distribution (Fig.
The mass of the Greenland ice sheet is about one order of magnitude smaller than that of the Antarctic ice sheet. More than 67,000 smaller glaciers are spread throughout the world, including the tropics high in the Andes Mountains and on African topography. Kilimanjaro Glacier, for example, is located only 3° of latitude from the equator in East Africa. Glaciers exhibit significant change on decadal time scales and longer. A glacier’s mass balance is the difference between its accumulation and ablation rates.
The eastern sides of the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean basins are significantly drier than the western sides in both hemispheres. The opposite is true in the Indian Ocean north of about 15°N. • In middle and high latitudes, land surfaces generally receive less rainfall than ocean surfaces. • In both hemispheres, regions of high rainfall extend diagonally off the east coasts of the continents, to the southeast in the Southern Hemisphere and to the northeast in the Northern Hemisphere. These are the land-based convergence zones.
Climate Dynamics by Kerry H. Cook