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Hydrometeorology (Hardcover) (Christopher G. Collier)

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Hydrometeorology

Hydrometeorology presents an introduction to relevant topics in the interdisciplinary fields of hydrology and meteorology. This is one of the few books aiming to provide a balance between aspects of meteorological and hydrological processes. The transfer of energy and water between the land surface and the lower atmosphere within the hydrological cycle is addressed, followed by a description of the nature of precipitation and how it is formed. Forecasting precipitation is reviewed on all scales, and the range of past and current rainfall--runoff models and coastal surge models and forecasts (including tsunamis) is discussed

The mechanisms of snow and ice formation (glacier, sea and tundra), evaporation and transpiration, how drought occurs and the representation of wind are described. How rainfall (including radar measurements) and river flow information is gathered and analysed (including frequency analysis, probable maximum precipitation and probable maximum flood) is presented. Satellite measurements of precipitation are discussed. Examples of major past floods and droughts are given

Past and future climate change, which is included, underpins the importance of hydrometeorological processes. The structure of the general circulation of the atmosphere and how it influences weather and climate, including the Hadley, Ferrel and polar cells, the trade winds and the El Nino, are outlined. Finally, the influences of urban areas on rainfall formation, including urban drainage and air quality, are described

Each chapter ends with one or two specific topics as appendices, a summary of key points discussed in the chapter, and a list of sample problems to aid understanding

Readership: This book is aimed at third-year undergraduate and postgraduate students on hydrology, hydrometeorology, environmental science and geography courses. Professionals in environmental protection agencies and consultancies will also find the book of great interest. It contains a balance of the physics and mathematics which underpin such courses and activities
Number of Pages: 353
Genre: Science
Sub-Genre: Earth Sciences / Meteorology + Climatology
Series Title: Advancing Weather and Climate Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Author: Christopher G. Collier
Language: English
Street Date: August 22, 2016
TCIN: 51370722
UPC: 9781118414989
Item Number (DPCI): 248-19-6774
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