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