This volume provides readers with the important information they need to understand the basic concepts of climatology as well as the knowledge that this relatively new science can offer.
This new resource introduces students and researchers to the fundamentals of climatology using easy-to-understand language for a solid background and a deeper understanding and appreciation of this important and evolving subject. All of the entries are arranged in an A to Z order, making it easy to find the topic of interest.
Entries related to basic principles and concepts include the following:
Fields of Study to illustrate the connections between the topic and the various branches of science related climatology;
A Summary that provides brief, concrete summary of the topic and how the entry is organized;
Principal Terms, to introduce terminology used in the entry;
Text that gives an explanation of the background and significance of the topic to climatology by describing events such as monsoons, fronts, typhoons, and droughts;
Topics in this volume include:
Illustrations that clarify difficult concepts via models, diagrams, and charts of such key topics as Atmospheric inversions; Barometry; Carbonoxygen cycle; Thermohaline circulation; Volcanoes and the evolution of Earth’s climate;
Further Reading lists that relate to the entry.
This reference work begins with a comprehensive introduction to climatology, written by volume editor Richard Renneboog.
The book includes helpful appendixes as another valuable resource, including the following:
- Timeline of Periods and Events in Climate History;
- General Bibliography and Additional Reading;
- Subject Index.
This new volume will be an important addition to high school and undergraduate libraries with a focus on providing up-to-date resources for students engaged in STEM studies as well as science collections of all levels.