Applied Climatology: Principles and Practice

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APPLIED CLIMATOLOGY

Principles and Practice

Edited by
Russell D. Thompson and Allen Perry

London and New York

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Plates xiv
  • Figures xv
  • Tables xviii
  • Preface xxii
  • Acknowledgements xxiv
  • 1 - Introduction: the Emergence of Applied Climatology and Climate Impact Assessment 1
  • Part 1: - Applied Climatology: the ‘tools’ of Research 11
  • 2 - Ground and Remotely Sensed Measurements 13
  • 3 - Statistical Considerations 22
  • References 34
  • 4 - Climate Models 36
  • 5 - Atmospheric Resource Management 51
  • Part 2: - Climate and the Physical/ Biological Environments 63
  • 6 - Hydrological Processes and Water Resources 65
  • 7 - Glaciers 74
  • References 87
  • 8 - Geomorphic Processes and Landforms 89
  • 9 - Soils 111
  • 10 - Vegetation 123
  • References 139
  • 11 - Animal Responses to Climate 141
  • Part 3: - Climate and the Cultural Environments 153
  • 12 - Comfort, Clothing and Health 155
  • References 171
  • 13 - Town Planning, Architecture and Building 175
  • 14 - Industry and Commerce 187
  • References 197
  • 15 - Transport Systems 198
  • References 214
  • 16 - Agriculture and Fisheries 215
  • 17 - Forestry 228
  • 18 - Recreation and Tourism 240
  • 19 - Political, Social and Legal Aspects of Climate 249
  • 20 - The Energy Sector 256
  • References 269
  • Part 4: - The Changing Climatic Environments 271
  • 21 - Urban Climates and Global Environmental Change 273
  • References 286
  • 22 - Air Pollution 288
  • 23 - Climatic Extremes as a Hazard to Humans 304
  • 24 - Climate Change, History and the Future 317
  • References 324
  • Part 5: - Overview 327
  • 25 - Conclusions and Synthesis 329
  • References 340
  • Index 341
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