2nd Edition

Atmosphere and Climate

ISBN 9780429440984
Published May 19, 2020 by CRC Press
365 Pages 32 Color & 106 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Authored by world-class scientists and scholars, The Handbook of Natural Resources, Second Edition, is an excellent reference for understanding the consequences of changing natural resources to the degradation of ecological integrity and the sustainability of life. Based on the content of the bestselling and CHOICE-awarded Encyclopedia of Natural Resources, this new edition demonstrates the major challenges that the society is facing for the sustainability of all well-being on the planet Earth. The experience, evidence, methods, and models used in studying natural resources are presented in six stand-alone volumes, arranged along the main systems of land, water, and air. It reviews state-of-the-art knowledge, highlights advances made in different areas, and provides guidance for the appropriate use of remote sensing and geospatial data with field-based measurements in the study of natural resources.

Volume 6, Atmosphere and Climate, covers atmospheric pollution and the complexity of atmospheric systems and their interactions with human activity. As an excellent reference for fundamental information on air systems, the handbook includes coverage of acid rain and nitrogen deposition, air pollutants, elevated carbon dioxide, atmospheric circulation patterns, and climate change effects on polar regions and climatology. New in this edition are discussions on aerosols monitoring and mapping, greenhouse gases, the Greenland ice sheet, and mountainous regions. This book presents the key processes, methods, and models used in studying the impact of air pollution on ecosystems worldwide.

Written in an easy-to-reference manner, The Handbook of Natural Resources, Second Edition, as individual volumes or as a complete set, is an essential reading for anyone looking for a deeper understanding of the science and management of natural resources. Public and private libraries, educational and research institutions, scientists, scholars, and resource managers will benefit enormously from this set. Individual volumes and chapters can also be used in a wide variety of both graduate and undergraduate courses in environmental science and natural science at different levels and disciplines, such as biology, geography, earth system science, and ecology.

Table of Contents

Section I: Atmosphere

1. Acid Rain and Nitrogen Deposition

[George F. Vance]

2. Acid Rain and Precipitation Chemistry

[Pao K. Wang]

3. Air Pollutants: Elevated Carbon Dioxide

[Hans-Joachim Weigel and Jürgen Bender]

4. Albedo

[Endre Dobos]

5. Arctic Oscillation

[Jinping Zhao]

6. Asian Monsoon

[Congbin Fu]

7. Atmospheric Acid Deposition

[Gene E. Likens and Thomas J. Butler]

8. Atmospheric Circulation: General

[Thomas N. Chase and David Noone]

9. Circulation Patterns: Atmospheric and Oceanic

[Marcia Glaze Wyatt]

10. Dew Point Temperature

[John S. Roberts]

11. Estimating Arctic Sea-Ice Shortwave Albedo

[Ying Qu]

12. Fronts

[Jesse Norris and David M. Schultz]

13. Land–Atmosphere Interactions

[Somnath Baidya Roy and Deeksha Rastogi]

14. Ozone and Ozone Depletion

[Jason Yang]

15. Transpiration and Physical Evaporation: United States Variability

[Toshihisa Matsui and David M. Mocko]

16. Water Storage: Atmospheric

[Forrest M. Mims III]

Section II: Weather and Climate

17. Agroclimatology

[Dev Niyogi and Olivia Kellner]

18. Climate: Classification

[Long S. Chiu]

19. Climate: Extreme Events

[Philip Sura]

20. Climate and Climatology

[Jill S. M. Coleman]

21. Climatology: Moist Enthalpy and Long-Term Anomaly Trends

[Souleymane Fall, Roger A. Pielke, Dev Niyogi, and Gilbert L. Rochon]

22. Crops and the Atmosphere: Trace Gas Exchanges

[Jürgen Kreuzwieser and Heinz Rennenberg]

23. Drought: Management

[Donald A. Wilhite and Michael J. Hayes]

24. Drought: Precipitation, Evapotranspiration, and Soil Moisture

[Joshua B. Fisher and Konstantinos M. Andreadis]

25. Drought: Resistance

[Graeme C. Wright and Nageswararao C. Rachaputi]

26. El Nino, La Nina, and the Southern Oscillation

[Felicity S. Graham and Jaclyn N. Brown]

27. Meteorology: Tropical

[Zhuo Wang]

28. Ocean–Atmosphere Interactions

[Vasubandhu Misra]

29. Oceans: Observation and Prediction

[Oscar Schofield, Josh Kohut, Grace Saba, Xu Yi, John Wilkin, and Scott Glenn]

30. Tropical Cyclones

[Patrick J. Fitzpatrick]

31. Urban Heat Islands

[James A. Voogt]

32. Wind Speed Probability Distribution

[Adam H. Monahan]

Section III: Climate Change

33. Climate Change

[Robert L. Wilby]

34. Climate Change: Boreal Forests

[Pertti Hari]

35. Climate Change: Coastal Marine Ecosystems

[Jennifer P. Jorve, Rebecca L. Kordas, Kathryn M. Anderson, Jocelyn C. Nelson, Manon Picard, and Christopher D. G. Harley]

36. Climate Change: Polar Regions

[Roger G. Barry]

37. Climate Change: Effects on Habitat Suitability of Tree of Heaven along the Appalachian Trail

[John Clark and Yeqiao Wang]

38. Climate Change: Ecosystem Dynamics along the Appalachian Trail

[Yeqiao Wang]

39. Spatial and Temporal Variations in Global Land Surface Phenology

[Jianjun Zhao, Xiaoyi Guo, and Hongyan Zhang]

40. Spatiotemporal Variations in Precipitation and Temperature over Northeastern Eurasia, 1961–2010

[Ying Zhang, Haibo Du, and Zhengfang Wu]

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Dr. Yeqiao Wang is a professor at the Department of Natural Resources Science, College of the Environment and Life Sciences, University of Rhode Island. He earned an MS and a PhD in natural resources management & engineering from the University of Connecticut. From 1995 to 1999, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago. He has been on the faculty of the University of Rhode Island since 1999. In addition to his tenured position, he held an adjunct research associate position at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. He has also served as a guest professor and an adjunct professor at universities in the U.S. and China. Among his awards and recognitions, Dr. Wang was awarded the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) by former U.S. President Clinton in 2000. His research projects have been funded by multiple agencies such as NASA, USDA, USDI, USAID, among others, which supported his scientific studies in various regions of the U.S., in East and West Africa, and in various regions in China. Besides peer-reviewed journal publications, Dr. Wang edited Remote Sensing of Coastal Environments and Remote Sensing of Protected Lands published by CRC Press in 2009 and 2010, respectively. He has also authored and edited over 10 scientific books in Chinese.