Encyclopedia of World Climatology

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John E. Oliver
Springer Science & Business Media, 2008年4月23日 - 854 頁

Today, given the well-publicized impacts of events such as El Niño, there is an unequaled public awareness of how climate affects the quality of life and environment. Such awareness has created an increasing demand for accurate climatological information. This information is now available in one convenient, accessible source, the Encyclopedia of World Climatology. This comprehensive volume covers all the main subfields of climatology, supplies information on climates in major continental areas, and explains the intricacies of climatic processes. The level of presentation will meet the needs of specialists, university students, and educated laypersons.

A successor to the 1986 Encyclopedia of Climatology, this compendium provides a clear explanation of current knowledge and research directions in modern climatology. This new encyclopedia emphasizes climatological developments that have evolved over the past twenty years. It offers more than 200 informative articles prepared by 150 experts on numerous subjects, ranging from standard areas of study to the latest research studies.

The relationship between climatology and both physical and social science is fully explored, as is the significance of climate for our future well-being. The information is organized for speedy access. Entries are conveniently arranged in alphabetical order, thoroughly indexed, and cross-referenced. Every entry contains useful citations to additional source materials.

The Editor

John E. Oliver is Professor Emeritus at Indiana State University. He holds a B.Sc. from London University, and a MA and Ph.D from Columbia University. He taught at Columbia University and then at Indiana State where he was formerly Chair of the Geography-Geology Department, and Assoc iate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences. He has written many books and journal articles in Climatology, Applied Climatology and Physical Geography.

 

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內容

Acid Rain
1
Adiabatic Phenomena
4
Climate of
6
Agroclimatology
14
Airmass Climatology
16
Air Pollution Climatology
21
Albedo and Reflectivity
32
Aleutian Low
35
Lakes Effects on Climate
444
Lamb Hubert H 19141997
445
Land and Sea Breezes
446
Landsberg Helmut E 19061985
447
Lapse Rate
448
Latent Heat
450
Lightning
451
Literature and Climate
453

Angular Momentum Angular Velocity
36
Antarctic Climates
37
Applied Climatology
54
Archeoclimatology
58
Architecture and Climate
63
Arctic Climates
77
Arid Climates
85
Aridity Indexes
89
Art and Climate
94
Asia Climates of Siberia Central and East Asia
102
Asia Climate of South
115
Asia Climate of Southwest
120
Atmosphere
125
Atmospheric Circulation Global
126
Atmospheric Nomenclature
134
Atmospheric Nuclei and Dust
135
Australia and New Zealand Climate of
137
Azores Bermuda High
154
Beaufort Wind Scale
156
Bioclimatology
158
Blizzard Climatology
165
Blocking
167
Boundary Layer Climatology
168
Bowen Ratio
178
Budyko Mikhail Ivanovich b 1920
179
Carbon14 Dating
181
Centers of Action
182
Central America and the Caribbean Climate of
183
Climate Affairs
189
Climatic Change and Ancient Civilizations
192
Climate Change and Global Warming
199
Climate Change and Human Health
209
Potential Environmental and Societal Consequences
213
Climate Classification
218
Climate Comfort Indices
227
Climate Data Centers
231
Climate Hazards
233
Climate Modeling and the Research Centers
243
Historical
247
Instrumental Data
263
Climate Vulnerability
266
Climate Zones
270
Climatology
272
Climatology History of
283
Cloud Climatology
289
Coastal Climate
294
Commerce and Climate
298
Condensation
302
Continental Climate and Continentality
303
Coral Reefs and Climate
305
Coriolis Effect
306
Crime and Climate
307
Cultural Climatology
308
Cycles and Periodicities
309
Degree Days
315
Desertification
318
Deserts
324
Determinism Climatic
333
DewDewpoint
336
Doldrums
338
Dynamic Climatology
341
Easterly Waves
346
Ekman Spiral Layer
347
Electromagnetic Radiation
348
El Niño
349
Energy Budget Climatology
351
Europe Climate of
355
Evaporation
367
Evapotranspiration
370
Extratropical Cyclones
373
Ferrel cell
378
Flohn Hermann 19121997
379
Folklore Myths and Climate
380
Frost
381
Gentilli Joseph
384
Geomorphology and Climate
385
Impacts
388
Greenhouse Effect and Greenhouse Gases
391
Hadley Cell
398
Hadley George 16851768
399
Hare F Kenneth 19192002
402
Heat Index
403
Heat Low
405
Horse Latitudes
406
Human Health and Climate
407
Von Humboldt Baron Friedrich Heinrich Alexander 17691859
412
Humidity
413
Hurricanes Data and Data Sources
420
Ice Ages
422
Icebergs and Heinrich Events
424
Icelandic Low
428
Indian Summer
429
Inversion
432
ISO Terms
433
Jet Streams
435
Katabatic Gravity Winds
440
Keplerss Laws
441
Krakatoa Winds
442
Kyoto Protocol
443
Little Ice Age
457
Local Climatology
460
Local Winds
467
The MaddenJulian Oscillation MJO
476
Maritime Climate
477
Mather John R 19232003
479
Maunder Edward Walter 18511928 and Maunder Minimum
480
Maury Matthew Fontaine 18061873
481
Medieval Warm Period or Little Climatic Optimum
482
Mediterranean Climates
485
Microclimatology
486
Middle latitude Climates
500
Milankovitch Milutin 18791958
502
Military Affairs and Climate
503
Models Climatic
505
Monsoons and Monsoon Climate
509
Montreal Protocol
516
Mountain Climates
517
National Center for Atmospheric Research
524
North America Climate of
525
North American Canadian High
535
North Atlantic Oscillation
536
OceanAtmosphere Interaction
540
Ocean Circulation
547
Orographic Precipitation
552
Oscillations
555
Ozone
556
Pacific Hawaiian High
562
Pacific North American Oscillation PNA
563
Paleoclimatology
564
Palmer IndexPalmer Drought Severity Index
571
Phase Changes
573
Precipitation
574
Precipitation Distribution
576
Pressure Surface
583
Pressure Upper Air
588
Quasibiennial Oscillation
597
Radar Climatic Applications
600
Radiation Climatology
603
Radiation laws
611
Rainforest Climates
612
Reanalysis Projects
615
Relative Humidity
617
Religion and Climate
618
Rossby WaveRossby Number
625
Satellite Observations of the Earths Climate System
629
Savanna Climate
635
Scales of Climate
637
Sea Ice and Climate
639
Sea Level Rise
641
Seasonal Affective Disorder
644
Seasonal Climate Prediction
646
Astronomic Forcing
648
Seasons
651
Sensible Heat
655
Siberian Asiatic High
656
Singularities
657
Snow and Snow Cover
658
Solar Activity
663
Solar Constant
666
Solar Flare
667
Solar Wind
673
Southern Oscillation
679
Sports Recreation and Climate
682
Spring Green Wave
684
Standard Atmosphere
686
Statistical Climatology
687
Sunspots
694
Synoptic Climatology
700
Taiga Climate
705
Teleconnections
707
Temperature Distribution
711
Terrestrial Radiation
716
Thornthwaite Charles W 18991963
717
Thunder
718
Thunderstorms
719
Tornadoes
724
Tourism and Climate
730
Trade Winds and the Trade Wind Inversion
731
TreeRing Analysis
732
Tropical and Equatorial Climates
742
Tropical Cyclones
750
Troposphere
756
Turbulence and Diffusion
759
Ultraviolet Radiation
762
Units and Conversions
763
Urban Climatology
766
Vegetation and Climate
780
Volcanic Eruptions and their Impact on the Earths Climate
788
Vorticity
794
Walker Circulation
797
Water Budget Analysis
798
Weather
805
Wind Power Climatology
807
Winds and Wind Systems
813
Zonal Index
820
Index of Authors Cited
823
Subject Index
843
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John E. Oliver is Professor Emeritus at Indiana State University. He holds a B.Sc. from London University, and an MA and Ph.D from Columbia University. He taught at Columbia University and then at Indiana State where he was formerly Chair of the Geography-Geology Department, and Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences. He has written many books and journal articles in Climatology, Applied Climatology and Physical Geography.

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