The Weather and Climate of Southern Africa

Paperback | November 15, 1999

byP. D. Tyson, R. A. Preston-Whyte

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The Weather and Climate of Southern Africa, the second edition of The Atmosphere and Weather of Southern Africa, further consolidates and expands Tyson and Preston-Whyte's in-depth textbook on the meteorology of southern Africa. It offers an introduction to the structure of the atmosphere, anddetailed, well-illustrated discussions on the physics of meteorology, measurement, weather systems, ocean-atmosphere interactions, pollution, climactic change, and forecasting. With a new emphasis on the growing field of climatology, this book is especially pertinent to environmental studies in andon the developing countries of southern Africa, and the relationship of the subcontinent to global weather and climatic changes.

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The Weather and Climate of Southern Africa, the second edition of The Atmosphere and Weather of Southern Africa, further consolidates and expands Tyson and Preston-Whyte's in-depth textbook on the meteorology of southern Africa. It offers an introduction to the structure of the atmosphere, anddetailed, well-illustrated discussions on t...

Tyson is at University of the Witwatersrand.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:November 15, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195718062

ISBN - 13:9780195718065

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Table of Contents

1. Climatology and modern science2. Composition and structure of the atmosphere3. Pressure, temperature, and density relationships4. The adiabatic process5. Moisture and precipitation6. The tephigram7. Atmosheric heat transfer8. Horizontal motion and winds9. Vertical motion and cumulus convection10. Large-scale weather-producing processes and systems11. The general circulation of the southern hemisphere12. Atmospheric circulation and weather over southern Africa13. Ocean-atmosphere interactions14. Boundary-layer phenomena15. The transport of aerosols and trace gases16. Climatic change and variability17. The prediction of future conditionsSymbolsUnits and conversionsGlossaryReferencesIndex

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"Peter Tyson and Robert Preston-Whyte ... have been key players in climate research in South Africa over the last several decades, and their breath of experience as teachers and researchers is reflected in this informative and accessible book" Progress in Physical Geography