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Description - Human Impacts on Weather and Climate by William R. Cotton

This 2007 edition of Human Impacts on Weather and Climate examines the scientific and political debates surrounding anthropogenic impacts on the Earth's climate and presents the most recent theories, data and modeling studies. The book discusses the concepts behind deliberate human attempts to modify the weather through cloud seeding, as well as inadvertent modification of weather and climate on the regional scale. The natural variability of weather and climate greatly complicates our ability to determine a clear cause-and-effect relationship to human activity. The authors describe the basic theories and critique them in simple and accessible terms. This fully revised edition will be a valuable resource for undergraduate and graduate courses in atmospheric and environmental science, and will also appeal to policy makers and general readers interested in how humans are affecting the global climate.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521600569
ISBN-10: 0521600561
Format: Paperback
(247mm x 174mm x 17mm)
Pages: 332
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - William R. Cotton

William Cotton is a Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University. He is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society and the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA). Roger Pielke is a Senior Research Associate in the Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Senior Research Scientist at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado-Boulder, and an Emeritus Professor of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University. He is also a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and of the American Meteorological Society.