Weather Cycles

Weather Cycles

Real or Imaginary?

eBook - 2003
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Cambridge Univ Pr
Completely updated new edition exploring weather cycles for student and expert alike.
The unresolved debate on the existence of weather cycles is explored in detail within this book. The evidence for and against the existence of cycles in the weather is examined and the difficulties in establishing the credentials of cycles discussed. A wide range of events from the ice ages to the El Niño and many examples of apparently cyclic behaviour are presented, with evidence from both instrumental observations and other records such as tree rings, ice cores and ocean sediments. The general conclusion is that, with few exceptions, the case for weather cycles is not proven. The complex analysis needed to look at the evidence for cycles is examined with the minimum of mathematics, so that this book will appeal to readers with an interest in how the weather works, as well as to the workers in this important and controversial field.
This completely updated edition explores in detail the unresolved debate on the existence of weather cycles. It provides a different perspective on one of the most difficult questions in the current global warming debate: how much of the recent temperature rise can be attributed to natural causes? The book examines the complex analysis required to assess the evidence for cycles with a minimum of mathematics. First Edition Hb (1992): 0-521-38178-9 First Edition Pb (1995): 0-521-47869-3

Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780511841088
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 317 pages) : illustrations


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