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Global Physical Climatology 2nd Edition


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Provides an introduction to the science of climate and climate change that spans the atmosphere, ocean, and land surface, and the interactions among them.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to the Climate System

Chapter 2: The Global Energy Balance

Chapter 3: Atmospheric Radiative Transfer and Climate

Chapter 4: The Energy Balance of the Surface

Chapter 5: The Hydrologic Cycle

Chapter 6: Atmospheric General Circulation and Climate

Chapter 7: The Ocean General Circulation and Climate

Chapter 8: Natural Intraseasonal and Interannual Variability

Chapter 9: History and Evolution of Earth’s Climate

Chapter 10: Climate Sensitivity and Feedback Mechanisms

Chapter 11: Global Climate Models

Chapter 12: Natural Climate Change

Chapter 13: Anthropogenic Climate Change

About the Author

Professor D.L. Hartmann received his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Portland, and his PhD in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics from Princeton University. After postdoctoral appointments at McGill University and the National Center for Atmospheric Research, he joined the faculty of the University of Washington, where he is currently a professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, and Senior Fellow of the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean.Professor Hartmann’s research interests include dynamics of the atmosphere, atmosphere-ocean interaction, climate feedback processes and climate change. His primary areas of expertise are atmospheric dynamics, radiation and remote sensing, and mathematical and statistical techniques for data analysis.

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