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Regional Climates Of The British Isles

Author : Julian Mayes
ISBN : 9781134771431
Genre : Science
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Global climate and the effects of global warming are commanding unprecendented interest as climates grow more dynamic and changeable. How does global warming change patterns of climate? Why is the weather and climate of the British Isles so variable? Regional Climates of the British Isles presents a comprehensive and up-to-date survey of the diverse climate of the British Isles. Examining the ways in which regional climates evolve from the interplay of meteorological conditions and geography of the British Isles, leading climatologists provide detailed explanations of the climatic characteristics of eleven regions of the British Isles. Climatic distinctiveness and local weather contrasts are described for each region, together with a summary of climatic data from 1961 to the present. Reviewing the history and causes of climatic change and evaluating regional models, Regional Climates of the British Isles offers an important analysis of climatic variations. Examining future climatic change and its likely consequences, the authors acknowledge the need for regionally diverse responses to the greenhouse effect.

Climates Of The British Isles

Author : Elaine Barrow
ISBN : 9781317973751
Genre : Science
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Our understanding of climate and its role in human affairs has changed markedly over recent years, as have climate observation systems and modelling capabilities. Reliance on recent weather statistics to provide a guide for future climate is no longer viable. Evidence of human-induced climate change has placed climate high on political and the media agendas. Climates of the British Isles provides a comprehensive account of what we know about climate and changing climates at the end of the twentieth century. Integrating the historical and geographical dimensions of climate, the crucial link between past and future climatic conditions is examined through the geographical lens of the British Isles. Climates of past ages are reconstructed and full descriptions of present climate are illustrated by a wealth of graphs, maps and images. Important climate data sets are provided. Marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the internationally acclaimed Climatic Research Unit, this book distils much of the leading research of present and recent members of the unit and presents an authoritative, accessible view of climatic change and prospects for the next millenium and beyond.

The Climate Of The British Isles

Author : Tony John Chandler
ISBN : UCAL:B4534681
Genre : Nature
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Climate And Weather Collins New Naturalist Library Book 115

Author : John Kington
ISBN : 9780007411092
Genre : Nature
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Reviewing the history and causes of climatic change and evaluating regional models, this New Naturalist volume offers an important analysis of climatic variations.

Revise For Geography Gcse Ocr Specification C Bristol Project

Author : Liz Hattersley
ISBN : 0435099752
Genre : General Certificate of Secondary Education
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This updated revision guide has tips and examiners' comments on preparing for and sitting the exam, explanations of how case studies should be used and guidance on how to approach the decision-making paper. There are also short questions and practice exam questions with answers.

Practical Exercises On The Weaather And Climate Of The British Isles And North West Europe

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British Isles Weather And Climate

Author : Stephen J Reeve
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British Isles Weather & Climate allows the reader to develop a true understanding of the essential elements of meteorology. Throughout the book there are 'British Isles' sections detailing how specific weather elements affect the islands as a whole and more specific regions to make the science more relevant. Using this book as a vehicle to study the elements that drive the weather of our islands readers can, if they wish, take their studies to a higher level or perhaps look at weather as it relates to a range of activities including water sports, aviation, climbing and walking. The book begins in Chapter One with a discussion of some of the major properties of the atmosphere. This sets the foundation for our study because it is the physical and chemical properties of the atmosphere that determine how the various elements of weather evolve, develop and interact to produce the day to day conditions with which we are so familiar. Although it is beyond the scope of this book it is impossible to understand the winter-spring drought of 2012 and the subsequent cool, wet and windy weather without some appreciation of the characteristics of the atmosphere. In this opening chapter, there is particular emphasis on solar radiation and the resulting energy transfers across the surface. These are central to the study of meteorology because they drive the global air and ocean currents that are a key element in the climate and weather of the British Isles. The next chapter is a detailed examination of the moisture content of the atmosphere and how that varies spatially and temporally to produce a number of different phenomena. That leads to Chapter Three with an explanation of cloud formation and a description of the major cloud types followed by a brief look at fog in the next chapter. This part of the book ends with a thorough explanation of how and why pressure varies across the surface of the Earth and how that produces the wind regime of the British Isles. This includes a brief look at local winds such as those found along coasts and in highland areas. The first part of the book establishes the theoretical background to the elements affecting the weather of the British Isles. Part B builds on this to show how weather systems develop on the atmospheric stage and affect the weather of these islands. Probably the most significant of these systems are the mid-latitude depressions that regularly cross the British Isles bringing wind, cloud and rain. The origin and development of these is considered in Chapter Seven and the resulting weather described at length in Chapter Eight. The following chapter looks at the generation of thunderstorms and their associated weather dominated by thunder, lighting and squally showers. Air masses and their weather are described at length in Chapter Ten. Although these are clearly not 'systems' they are included here because different air masses with their varied source regions and tracks play a significant part in the formation of depressions. They are also a key factor in the weather associated with a particular depression and indeed the weather of other systems such as non-frontal lows, troughs, anticyclones and ridges. Part B is completed by a study of anticyclones, which although usually associated with quieter weather than that brought by depressions are nonetheless an important feature of the weather of these islands. The final part of the book draws together the different elements studied and demonstrates how they can be used in what we might call DIY forecasting. Chapter Twelve shows the reader how to interpret weather charts with twenty different synoptic situations discussed in detail. Chapter Thirteen shows how we can observe visual signs in the sky to predict local weather more effectively. The final two chapters look at the making of commercial forecasts and how they are presented through various media.

Regional Development In The 1990s

Author : Peter Townroe
ISBN : 0117023655
Genre : Architecture
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This book documents the changing nature and challenge of regional development in Britain and Ireland in the final decade of this century. In the first half of this book, region-by-region profiles review the experience of the eighties and reflect on the present climate, assessing problems and opportunities. The second half provides 25 commentaries on changes influencing the development of regions from questions of industry, technology and employment to the impact of national policy and 1992, and the prospects and capacity for regional policy and development.

Meteorological And Geoastrophysical Abstracts

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The Pearson Csat Manual 2011

Author : Edgar Thorpe, Showick Thorpe
ISBN : 8131758303
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