John (Jack) Hobbs, J. A. Lindesay, Howard A. Bridgman's Climates of the Southern Continents: Present, Past and PDF

By John (Jack) Hobbs, J. A. Lindesay, Howard A. Bridgman

ISBN-10: 0471949264

ISBN-13: 9780471949268

ISBN-10: 0585241988

ISBN-13: 9780585241982

This ebook fills an important hole within the climatological literature; complete overview of the climates of the southern hemisphere. it's the first ebook of its sort to supply a consolidated view of the climates of southern Africa, Australia, South the US and Antarctica, addressing prior and destiny climates in addition to these within the current.

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17c); Cambridge University Press, S. E. W. and Nicholls N. A. 24). JACK HOBBS, JANETTE LINDESAY, HOWARD BRIDGMAN AUGUST 1998 Page 1 1 Introduction: A Southern Hemisphere Overview. Jack Hobbs Geography and Planning, University of New England, Armidale, Australia Janette Lindesay Department of Geography, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia Howard Bridgman Department of Geography and Environmental Science, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia Knowledge, understanding and explanations of the meteorology and climatology of the southern hemisphere were for a long time hampered by a relative lack of information, poor communications and an assumption that atmospheric processes and systems mirrored those in the northern hemisphere.

Important contributions to our knowledge of the meteorology and climatology of the southern hemisphere have been made in the last three decades by meteorologists and climatologists such as Gentilli (1971), Griffiths (1972), Newton (1972), Schwerdtfeger (1976), Pittock et al. (1978), Preston-Whyte and Tyson (1988), Giambelluca and Henderson-Sellers (1996), Sturman and Tapper (1996) and King and Turner (1997). The atmosphere does not stop at the equator but the southern hemisphere has been relatively isolated from the major centres of scientific advance and has suffered from a comparatively sparse network of land-based meteorological stations (Pittock, 1978).

Vera Markgraf, Randy Cerveny and Ian Simmonds joined the team at a relatively late stage and have all done magnificent jobs with their contributions. Our sincere thanks go to them and to Rob Allan, who was with us at the beginning, for the way in which they have all contributed to the team effort. We could not have done it without them. Our original intention had been to have separate chapters for present, past and future climates of Southern Africa, Australia and South America, but we know more about some regions than others.

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