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Modern Climatology

Edited by Shih-Yu (Simon) Wang

Utah State University, United States of America


Robert Gillies

Utah State University, United States of America

Climatology, the study of climate, is no longer regarded as a single discipline that treats climate as something that fluctuates only within the unchanging boundaries described by historical statistics. The field has recognized that climate is something that changes continually under the influence of physical and biological forces and so, cannot be understood in isolation but rather, is one that includes diverse scientific disciplines that play their role in understanding a highly complex coupled "whole system" that is the earth's climate. The modern era of climatology is echoed in this book. On the one hand it offers a broad synoptic perspective but also considers the regional standpoint, as it is this that affects what people need from climatology. Aspects on the topic of climate change - what is often considered a contradiction in terms - is also addressed. It is all too evident these days that what recent work in climatology has revealed carries profound implications for economic and social policy; it is with these in mind that the final chapters consider acumens as to the application of what has been learned to date.

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Modern ClimatologyEdited by Shih-Yu (Simon) Wang

Published: March 9th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2014

ISBN: 978-953-51-0095-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4959-0

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

34793 Total Chapter Downloads

43 Crossref Citations

70 Web of Science Citations

95 Dimensions Citations


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1. Southern Hemisphere Tropical Cyclone Climatology

By Yuriy Kuleshov


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2. Indian Monsoon Depression: Climatology and Variability

By Jin-Ho Yoon and Wan-Ru (Judy) Huang


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3. Characteristics of the Quasi-16 Day Wave in the Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere (MLT): A Review Over an Equatorial Station Thumba (8.5oN, 76.5oE)

By Siddarth Shankar Das


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4. Thunderstorm and Lightning Climatology of Australia

By Yuriy Kuleshov


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5. The South American Monsoon System: Climatology and Variability

By Viviane B. S. Silva and Vernon E. Kousky


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6. Climatology of the U.S. Inter-Mountain West

By S. Y. Simon Wang and Robert R. Gillies


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7. Climatology of the Northern-Central Adriatic Sea

By Aniello Russo, Sandro Carniel, Mauro Sclavo and Maja Krzelj


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8. Spatial and Temporal Variability of Sea Surface Temperature in the Yellow Sea and East China Sea over the Past 141 Years

By Daji Huang, Xiaobo Ni, Qisheng Tang, Xiaohua Zhu and Dongfeng Xu


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9. Paleotempestology: Reconstructing Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Tracks in the Pre-HURDAT Era

By Jill S. M. Coleman and Steven A. LaVoie


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10. Cenozoic Climatic Record for Monsoonal Rainfall over the Indian Region

By Mohan Kuppusamy and Prosenjit Ghosh


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11. Climate Change: Is It More Predictable Than We Think?

By Rafail V. Abramov


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12. On the Relationship Between Boundary Layer Convergence and Cloud-to-Ground Lightning

By Michael L. Gauthier


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13. Synthesizing High-Resolution Climatological Wind Fields with a Mesoscale Atmospheric Boundary Layer Model Forced with Local Weather Observations

By Guillermo J. Berri


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14. Rainfall Prediction Using Teleconnection Patterns Through the Application of Artificial Neural Networks

By Gholam Abbas Fallah-Ghalhari


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