Encyclopedia of climate and weather.

An up-to-date resource with many additions, and revisions since the publication of the First Edition in 1996. In over 330 entries, the Encyclopedia covers essential topics that include the processes that produce weather, the circulation of the atmosphere that generates the world's climates, cla...

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Edition:2nd ed. / Stephen H. Schneider, Terry L. Root, editors in chief ; Michael D. Mastrandrea, associate editor in chief.
Imprint:New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Description:1 online resource (3 volumes) : illustrations, maps, charts
Language:English
Subject:Climatology -- Encyclopedias.
Weather -- Encyclopedias.
Climatology.
Weather.
Earth & Environmental Sciences.
Meteorology & Climatology.
Electronic books.
Encyclopedias.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12644167
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Other authors / contributors:Schneider, Stephen Henry, editor.
Root, Terry Louise, editor.
Mastrandrea, Michael D., editor.
ISBN:9780195313864
0195313860
9780199765324
0199765324
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:An up-to-date resource with many additions, and revisions since the publication of the First Edition in 1996. In over 330 entries, the Encyclopedia covers essential topics that include the processes that produce weather, the circulation of the atmosphere that generates the world's climates, classification of climates, important scientific concepts used by climatologists and meteorologists, as well as the history atmospheric sciences, biographies of noteworthy contributors to the field, and significant weather events from extreme tropical cyclones to tornadoes to hurricanes. New to this edition are articles on headline-grabbing topics that include the Kyoto Protocol, global warming, tradable permits, and extreme weather. Each entry is fully cross-referenced, to both definitions of weather- and climate-related terms as well as additional sources for further study. Over 300 photographs, maps, and charts offer highly evocative depictions of various weather and climate conditions around the world and across time. The three-volume Encyclopedia is also equipped with historical examples of disasters caused by bad weather, milestones in the development of the atmospheric sciences, and the geological time scale, making it a comprehensive and authoritative resource for anyone doing research in this area or working in the field.
Other form:Encyclopedia of climate and weather. 2nd ed. New York : Oxford University Press, 2011 9780199765324