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Main Title Human impacts on weather and climate /
Author Cotton, William R.,
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Pielke, Roger A.
Publisher Cambridge University Press,
Year Published 2007
OCLC Number 72148372
ISBN 9780521840866; 0521840864; 9780521600569; 0521600561
Subjects Climatology ; Weather ; Nature--Effect of human beings on ; Climatic changes ; Anthropogene Klimaänderung ; Anthropogene Klimaèanderung
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ELBM  QC981.C72 2007 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 03/23/2015
Edition 2nd ed.
Collation ix, 308 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm
Previous edition: 1995. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
"This new edition of Human Impacts on Weather and Climate examines the scientific debates surrounding anthropogenic impacts on the Earth's climate and presents the most recent theories, data, and modeling studies. The book discusses the concepts behind deliberate human attempts to modify the weather through cloud seeding, as well as inadvertent modification of weather and climate on regional and global scales through the emission of aerosols and gases and change in land-use. The natural variability of weather and climate greatly complicates our ability to determine a clear cause-and-effect relationship to human activity. The authors examine the strengths and weaknesses of the various hypotheses regarding human impacts on global climate in simple and accessible terms." "Like the first edition, this fully revised new edition will be a valuable resource for undergraduate and graduate courses in atmospheric and environmental science, and will also appeal to policy-makers and general readers interested in how humans are affecting the global climate."--Jacket. The rise of the science of weather modification by cloud seeding -- The glory years of weather modification -- The fall of the science of weather modification by cloud seeding -- Anthropogenic emissions of aerosols and gases -- Urban-induced changes in precipitation and weather -- Other land-use/land-cover changes -- Concluding remarks regarding deliberate and inadvertent human impacts on regional weather and climate -- Overview of global climate forcings and feedbacks -- Climatic effects of anthropogenic aerosols -- Nuclear winter -- Global effects of land-use/land-cover change and vegetation dynamics.