Atmospheric Circulation, Perturbations, Climatic Evolution(Second Edition)

Marcel Leroux

DYNAMIC ANALYSIS OF WEATHER AND CLIMATE The debate about 'global warming', 'climate change' and other environmental issues shows no sign of abating. In this updated and comprehensive second edition, the late Marcel Leroux challenges some of the ‘scientific evidence’ for global warming and shows how meteorology and climatology are natural sciences that rely on direct observation of phenomena. Through reconstructing the geometry of atmospheric circulation, he demonstrates that very little is owed to hazard or chaos - there is no ‘unruly climate’ but intensity shifts of the sum of weather patterns that constitute the climate - and he debunks the artificial separation between meteorology and climatology. In particular, he shows that solid observation provides more concrete results than abstract, computer-based predictions.

Dynamic Analysis of Weather and Climate

Table of Contents

Foreword to the English second edition
Introduction: Perceptions of weather and climate and the approach of this volume

PART I General circulation in the troposhere
 1. Radiation
 2. Circulation in high and mid-latitudes: MPHs
 3. Anticyclonic agglutinations
 4. Tropical circulation
 5. General circulation

PART II Dynamics of the weather: Disturbances
 6. Pluviogenesis
 7. Dynamics of weather in polar and temperate regions: MPHs
 8. MPHs at tropical margins
 9. Pulses in trades and monsoons
10. The meteorological equator
11. Tropical cyclones

PART III Dynamics of Climate: Climatic evolution the "Global climatic system"
12. Causes of climatic variations
13. Palaeoclimatic variations and modes of general circulation
14. Recent climatic evolution
15. General conclusion


Extent: 464 pages, 4-page colour section
Binding: Hardback
Published: 2010
ISBN: 978-3-642-04679-7

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