Climate Physics involves understanding the structure and behaviour of the atmosphere and ocean, the principles of global measurement systems using remote sensing from space, and the elements of computer models, which make quantitative studies and predictions possible. This introductory course aims to clarify the basic mechanisms controlling climate, to apply relatively simple physics to the problem of climate change, and to provide a foundation for more advanced work.Climate Physics is a modern subject based on a space-era understanding of the physical properties of the atmosphere and ocean, their planetary-scale history and evolution, new global measurement systems and sophisticated computer models, ...
|Title||:||Elementary Climate Physics|
|Author||:||F. W. Taylor|
|Publisher||:||OUP Oxford - 2005-07-07|