Professor Tony Eggleton's A Short Introduction to Climate Change PDF

By Professor Tony Eggleton

ISBN-10: 1107618762

ISBN-13: 9781107618763

A brief advent to weather swap offers a transparent, balanced and good documented account of 1 of an important problems with our time. It covers advancements in weather technological know-how over the last 250 years and exhibits that fresh weather swap is greater than the results of common variability. It explains the variation among climate and weather through interpreting adjustments in temperature, rainfall, Arctic ice and ocean currents. It additionally considers the results of our use of fossil fuels and discusses a few of the how you can decrease extra international warming. Tony Eggleton dispenses with clinical jargon to supply a reader-friendly rationalization of the technology of weather switch. Concise yet finished, and richly illustrated with a wealth of full-colour figures and images, a quick creation to weather switch is key analyzing for an individual who has an curiosity in weather technology and sooner or later of our planet. Exclusive! View the reliable e-book release for this book!

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This is a topic that is described in considerable detail in Chapter 4. The atmosphere is also important in the way it moves heat around. One look at a weather map as a cyclone approaches shows where most of the weather comes from; it comes from the oceans. Oceans cover 70 per cent of the planet and they store vastly more heat than the atmosphere does. The Sun’s energy evaporates water from the oceans and the warm, humid air rises. As it does, it cools and the water vapour changes back into water droplets (clouds).

Equally, a hot summer or a cold winter does not provide an argument for or against global warming. If you live in Beaufort in Victoria you might well believe that the climate has not changed in the past 50 years, and going by the rainfall, you would be right for that locality. If you live in Denmark in south-western Western Australia, you might worry a great deal about the declining rainfall and attribute this to climate change. Both attitudes could be wrong because they are based on local and personal experience.

15╇ Sea-surface temperature changes of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation, after Trenberth & Shea (2006). Other oceanic weather patterns are important to other parts of the world. 24 From these studies it seems that there is no doubt variation in climate, at a scale of a few years (El Niñoâ•›– La Niña) or a few decades (Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation), is caused by ocean–atmosphere interactions. It is also evident that much as we would like to, we do not yet understand these forces well enough to use them to predict climate more than a short time (months) ahead.

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