Regionalizing Global Climate Variations A Study of the Southeastern US Regional Climate by Vasubandhu Misra
By: Vasubandhu Misra
Publisher: Elsevier (S&T)
Print ISBN: 9780128218266, 0128218266
eText ISBN: 9780128218273, 0128218274
Copyright year: 2020
Regionalizing Global Climate Variations: A Study of the Southeastern US Regional Climate provides a framework for understanding regional climate in light of the many assessment reports being released regularly by international organizations. The book emphasizes global climate variations to explore the concept of the regionalization of those variations. Focusing on the climate of the Southeastern United States as a lens, it provides a template for targeting regional climate change in the context of global variability. It includes coverage of weather extremes, such as tornadoes, cyclones, and drought, and approaches the subject from a holistic perspective, including atmospheric, oceanic, and land components.
The Southeastern United States is a particularly relevant case study, given the fact that it is the largest quarter of the United States and has the most coastlines, often resulting in a higher number of extreme weather events. This practical approach to understanding climate at the regional/local scale makes the book a valuable resource for students and researchers in Meteorology, Climate Science, Oceanography, Environmental Science, and other applied sectors.
Includes descriptions of the morphology of weather extremes such as tropical cyclones and tornadoes
Discusses the influence of climate change on weather extremes
Presents a holistic or interdisciplinary approach to understanding regional climate that includes features of atmospheric science, meteorology, oceanography, and hydrology
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