Variability of Air Temperature and Atmospheric Precipitation in the Arctic by Rajmund PrzybylakVariability of Air Temperature and Atmospheric Precipitation in the Arctic by Rajmund Przybylak

Variability of Air Temperature and Atmospheric Precipitation in the Arctic

byRajmund PrzybylakEditorJohn Kearns

Paperback | October 22, 2010

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It has been known at least since the end of the century that the polar areas play a very important role in the formation of the Earth's climates. It is also known today that they are the most sensitive regions to climatic change, and are thus perfect case studies for the detection of such changes. The most serious obstacle to the study of climatic and other geographical elements of the polar areas (including the Arctic) has always been the severe climatic conditions which prevail in these regions. Because of these extreme con- tions, research into particular elements of the climatic system (including the atmosphere) began here much later than it did in lower latitudes. For instance, the whole area of the Arctic was not sufficiently covered with a network of meteorological stations until the late 1940s (and even then there were large areas of the central Arctic and the Greenland interior for which no data were available). This is probably why it was not until the start of the 1990s that a body of work began to appear which analysed in any depth climatic variability for the Arctic as a whole. While a considerable number of papers had been p- lished before this period, most of them were local studies presenting highly localised information, providing air temperature measurements but often little else.
Title:Variability of Air Temperature and Atmospheric Precipitation in the ArcticFormat:PaperbackDimensions:332 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.02 inPublished:October 22, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048161533

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Table of Contents

Preface to the English Edition. Acknowledgements. Acknowledgements to the English Edition. Translator's Note. Symbols. 1. Introduction. 2. A Review of the Literature. 3. Data and Methods. 4. Variability in Atmospheric Circulation in the Arctic between 1939 and 1990. 5. Variability of Air Temperature. 6. Variability of Atmospheric Precipitation. 7. Scenarios of Thermal-Precipitation Conditions in a Warmer World. 8. Conclusions. 9. Variability of Air Temperature and Atmospheric Precipitation over a Period of Instrumental Observations in the Arctic: An Update to 2000. References. Index.

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"The book will appeal to all persons interested in the climate of polar areas of the Earth. Students and scientists dealing with the climate of the Arctic for the first time will greatly appreciate the definitions of the seven climatic regions that are used in all subsequent chapters. As the text gives a detailed account of the most important climatic elements for the Arctic it can be warmly recommended to researchers from different academic disciplines (geophysical, biological and ecological directions) that need a deeper understanding of the sensitive and until now insufficiently treated Arctic ecosystem." (Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry, 46 (2003)