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Dryland Climatology by Sharon E. Nicholson

By Sharon E. Nicholson

A accomplished evaluation of dryland climates and their courting to the actual surroundings, hydrology, and population. Chapters are divided into 5 significant sections on historical past meteorology and climatology; the character of dryland climates with regards to precipitation and hydrology; the climatology and weather dynamics of the most important dryland areas on each one continent; and existence and alter within the world's drylands. It comprises key issues comparable to crops, geomorphology, desertification, micro-habitats, and edition to dryland environments. This interdisciplinary quantity presents an intensive overview of the first literature (covering approximately 2000 references) and the normal and satellite tv for pc datasets that shape key examine instruments for dryland climatology. Illustrated with over three hundred writer images, it offers a different view of dryland climates for a wide spectrum of researchers, environmental execs and complicated scholars in climatology, meteorology, geography, atmosphere technology, earth approach technological know-how, ecology, hydrology and geomorphology.

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