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xii, 293 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
  • FOREWORD PREFACE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 1. AN INTRODUCTION INTO BIRDS, THE GEOLOGICAL SETTINGS OF THEIR EVOLUTION, AND THE AVIAN SKELETON 4 Birds are evolutionary nested within theropod dinosaurs 4 The geological settings of avian evolution in a nutshell 6 Characteristics of the avian skeleton 7 2. THE ORIGIN OF BIRDS 13 Archaeopteryx: The German urvogel and its bearing on avian evolution 13 The closest maniraptoran relatives of birds 15 Feather evolution 21 The origin of avian flight 25 3. THE MESOZOIC FLIGHT WAY TOWARDS MODERN BIRDS 29 Jeholornithids: Early Cretaceous long-tailed birds 30 Confuciusornis, Sapeornis, and kin: Basal birds with a pygostyle 31 Ornithothoraces and the origin of sustained flapping flight capabilities 34 The Ornithuromorpha: Refinement of modern characteristics 37 Ornithurae and the origin of modern birds 40 4. MESOZOIC BIRDS: INTERRELATIONSHIPS AND CHARACTER EVOLUTION 43 The interrelationships of Mesozoic birds controversial phylogenetic placements and well-supported clades 43 Character evolution in Mesozoic birds 45 Ontogenetic development of Mesozoic birds 53 5. THE INTERRELATIONSHIPS AND ORIGIN OF CROWN GROUP BIRDS (NEORNITHES) 55 Phylogenetic interrelationships of neornithine birds 56 The Mesozoic fossil record of neornithine-like and neornithine birds 58 6. PALAEOGNATHOUS BIRDS (OSTRICHES, TINAMOUS, AND ALLIES) 61 The interrelationships of extant Palaeognathae 62 Early Cenozoic palaeognathous birds of the Northern Hemisphere 63 The long-winged ostriches, rheas, and tinamous 64 The short-winged palaeognathous birds 67 Biogeography: A textbook example of Gondwanan vicariance has become dismantled 70 7. GALLOANSERES: FOWL AND KIN 71 Galliformes from herbivorous forest dwellers to seed eaters of open landscapes 72 The waterfowl 75 Gastornithids: Giant herbivorous birds in the early Paleogene of the Northern Hemisphere 79 Dromornithids (mihirungs or thunderbirds): Gastornis-like birds from Australia 80 Pelagornithids: The bony-toothed birds 81 8. THE DIFFICULT-TO-PLACE GROUPS : BIOGEOGRAPHIC SURPRISES AND AERIAL SPECIALISTS 83 The columbiform birds: Doves, sandgrouse, and mesites? 84 The Hoatzin a South American relict species 85 Turacos and cuckoos 86 Bustards 87 The wonderful Mirandornithes, or how different can sister taxa be? 88 Strisores: The early diversification of nocturnal avian insectivores 91 9. SHOREBIRDS, CRANES, AND RELATIVES 97 Charadriiformes: One of the most diverse groups of extant birds 97 From rail to crane 103 10. AEQUORNITHES: AQUATIC AND SEMI-AQUATIC CARNIVORES 107 Loons: Foot-propelled divers of the Northern Hemisphere 107 The pelagic tubenoses and albatrosses 108 Penguins: More than 60 million years of flightlessness 111 The polyphyletic Pelecaniformes and Ciconiiformes 115 Late Cenozoic turnovers in marine avifaunas 125 11. CARIAMIFORMS AND DIURNAL BIRDS OF PREY 126 Seriemas and allies: Two species now, a lot more in the past 127 Diurnal birds of prey: Multiple cases of convergence among raptorial birds 131 12. THE CENOZOIC RADIATION OF SMALL ARBOREAL BIRDS 137 The Courol and mousebirds: Two African relict groups 137 The long evolutionary history of owls 140 Parrots and passerines: An unexpected sister group relationship and its potential evolutionary implications 142 Trogons, rollers, and woodpeckers: Cavity-nesters with diverse foot morphologies 148 13. INSULAR AVIFAUNAS NOW AND THEN, ON VARIOUS SCALES 153 Islands and isolated continents as refugia 154 The evolution of flightlessness in predator-free environments 155 Insular gigantism and islands as cradles of unusual morphologies 160 GLOSSARY 163 REFERENCES 165 INDEX.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119020769 20161205
Knowledge of the evolutionary history of birds has much improved in recent decades. Fossils from critical time periods are being described at unprecedented rates and modern phylogenetic analyses have provided a framework for the interrelationships of the extant groups. This book gives an overview of the avian fossil record and its paleobiological significance, and it is the only up-to-date textbook that covers both Mesozoic and more modern-type Cenozoic birds in some detail. The reader is introduced to key features of basal avians and the morphological transformations that have occurred in the evolution towards modern birds. An account of the Cenozoic fossil record sheds light on the biogeographic history of the extant avian groups and discusses fossils in the context of current phylogenetic hypotheses. This review of the evolutionary history of birds not only addresses students and established researchers, but it may also be a useful source of information for anyone else with an interest in the evolution of birds and a moderate background in biology and geology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119020769 20161205
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Map
1 map : both sides, color, plastic-coated ; 129 x 114 cm, on sheet 101 x 70 cm, folded to 26 x 11 cm.
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Book
xvii, 134 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm.
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Book
xii, 196 pages ; 25 cm
  • Machine generated contents note: 1. Foundation of a Coordinate System
  • Uncertainty
  • Datums to the Rescue
  • Rene Descartes
  • Cartesian Coordinates
  • Attachment to the Real World
  • Cartesian Coordinates and the Earth
  • The Shape of the Earth
  • Latitude and Longitude
  • Between the Lines
  • Longitude
  • Latitude
  • Categories of Latitude and Longitude
  • The Deflection of the Vertical
  • Directions
  • Azimuths
  • Bearings
  • Astronomic and Geodetic Directions
  • North
  • Magnetic North
  • Grid North
  • Polar Coordinates
  • Summary
  • Exercises
  • 2. Building a Coordinate System
  • Legacy Geodetic Surveying
  • Ellipsoids
  • Ellipsoid Definition
  • Ellipsoid Orientation
  • The Initial Point
  • The North American Datum 1927
  • Ground-Based Realization
  • A Systematic Change
  • The North American Datum of 1983
  • Space-Based Realization
  • The Terrestrial Reference Frame
  • Comparing Terrestrial Reference Systems and Terrestrial Reference Frames
  • World Geodetic System 1984
  • TRANSIT
  • Global Positioning System Weeks
  • The International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service
  • The Conventional Terrestrial Reference System
  • International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service Reference Pole
  • The International Terrestrial Reference Frame Realizations
  • The North American Datum of 1983, World Geodetic System 1984, and International Terrestrial Reference Frame
  • International Global Navigation Satellite Systems Service 08
  • Replacement of the North American Datum of 1983
  • Transforming Coordinates
  • Transformations versus Coordinate Conversions
  • Integrity
  • Molodenski Transformation
  • Seven-Parameter Transformation
  • Surface Fitting
  • Exercises
  • 3. Heights
  • Ellipsoid Height
  • Trigonometric Leveling
  • Spirit Leveling
  • Sea Level
  • Evolution of the Vertical Datum
  • The Zero Point
  • The International Great Lakes Datum
  • The North American Vertical Datum 1988
  • Geoid
  • Dynamic Heights
  • Measuring Gravity
  • Gal
  • Orthometric Correction
  • Ellipsoid, Geoid, and Orthometric Heights
  • NGS Geoid Models
  • Two Categories of Geoid Models
  • Replacement of NAVD88
  • References
  • Exercises
  • 4. Two Coordinate Systems
  • State Plane Coordinates
  • Map Projection
  • Polar Map Projections
  • Choices
  • State Plane Coordinate Systems 27 to State Plane Coordinate Systems 83
  • Geodetic Lengths to Grid Lengths
  • Geographic Coordinates to Grid Coordinates
  • Conversion from Geodetic Azimuths to Grid Azimuths
  • State Plane Coordinate Systems to Ground Coordinates
  • Common Problems with State Plane Coordinates
  • Universal Transverse Mercator Coordinates
  • Exercises
  • 5. The Rectangular System
  • The Initial Points
  • Quadrangles
  • Townships
  • Sections
  • The Subdivision of Sections
  • Township Plats
  • Fractional Lots
  • Naming Aliquot Parts and Corners
  • References
  • Exercises.
Smart phones, car navigation systems and now driverless cars are based on coordinates and coordinate systems. This book is about why coordinate systems work, and why they sometimes don't work. The previous editions are based on the North American Datum(NAD 83), the horizontal control datum for the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Central America, and the North American Vertical Datum(NAVD 88). By tracking the dynamic nature of the Earth, NGS will provide a new National Spatial Reference System that is semi-dynamic. It will replace NAVD 88 with a GNSS/geoid datum and replace NAD 83 with a geocentric GNSS-based datum. These changes will be explained in the new edition.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498774628 20171204
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Map
1 online resource (1 map) : color.
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Map
1 map : color ; 73 x 59 cm, on sheet 92 x 108 cm, folded to 23 x 27 cm, in envelope 33 x 26 cm.
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Map
6 maps on 2 sheets : color ; sheets 100 x 120 cm folded to 25 x 17 cm in envelope 30 x 24 cm + pamphlet (i, 12 pages).
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Map
6 maps on 2 sheets : color ; sheets 100 x 120 cm folded to 25 x 17 cm in envelope 30 x 24 cm + pamphlet (i, 12 pages).
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Book
128 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 30 cm.
  • Editor's preface / Mikko Nironen
  • Major stratigraphic units in the bedrock of Finland, and an approach to tectonostratigraphic division / Jouni Luukas, Jukka Kousa, Mikko Nironen & Jouni Vuollo
  • Guide to the Geological map of Finland - bedrock 1:1 000 000 / Mikko Nironen
  • Metamorphic map of Finland / Pentti Hölttä & Esa Heilimo.
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Book
271 pages : illustrations (soem color) ; 28 cm
  • A taxonomy of circles
  • Rings & spirals
  • Wheels & pies
  • Grids & graticules
  • Ebbs & flows
  • Shapes & boundaries
  • Maps & blueprints
  • Nodes & links.
In The Book of Circles, his companion volume to the popular Book of Trees, Manuel Lima takes us on a lively tour through millenia of information design. Three hundred detailed and colourful illustrations cover an encyclopedic array of subjects, drawing fascinating parallels across time and culture. The clay tokens used by ancient Sumerians as a system of recording trade are juxtaposed with the logos of modern retailers like Target; Venn diagrams are discussed side by side with symbols of the Christian trinity, the trefoil shape of the biohazard symbol, and the Olympic rings; a diagram revealing the characteristics of 10,000 porn stars displays structural similarities to early celestial charts placing the earth at the centre of the universe.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781616895280 20170605
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Book
xi, 800 pages ; 24 cm. + 1 CD-ROM.
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Book
266 pages : maps (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
  • Secondary literature on the exploration and mapping of Canada to 1763
  • Johannes Ruysch, Universalior cogniti orbis tabula, 1508
  • Oronce Fine, Recens et integra orbis descriptio, 1534/1536
  • Map of North America from the Vallard Atlas, 1547
  • Giacomo Gastaldi, Lan nuova Francia, 1556
  • Paolo Forlani, Il Disegno del discoperto della noua Franza, 1565
  • Michael Lok, Illvstri Viro, Domino Philippo Sidnæo, 1582
  • Cornelis de Jode, Americae pars vorealis, 1593 - Samuel de Champlain, Carte geographique de la Nouvelle Franse, 1613
  • [Anonymous], Nouvelle France, c. 1641
  • Jean de Brébeuf (attributed), Description du Pais des Hurons, 1631[1651]
  • Claude Bernou, Carte de l' Amérique septentrionale, c. 1681
  • Vincenzo Coronelli, America Settentrionale, 1688/1963
  • Guillaume Delisle, Carte du Canada, 1708
  • Arthur Dobbs, A New Map of Part of North America, 1744
  • John Mitchell, A Map of the British and French Dominions, 1755
  • [Anonymous], Plan du Cap Breton, 1758
  • Idotlyazee and Meatonabee's map north of the Churchill River, c. 1768
  • Samuel Hearne, A Map of part of the Inland Country, 1772.
Each of the maps featured in this book was showcased in the exhibition “Canada before Confederation: Early Exploration and Mapping, ” which took place in several locations, both in Canada and abroad, in Fall of 2017. The authors provide a scholarly study highlighting the importance and unique features of each of these jewels of cartographic history, with particular attention paid to how they demonstrate the development of Canadian identity at the same time that they reveal Indigenous knowledge of the lands now known as Canada.
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Book
xii, 56 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm + 1 folded leaf of plates.
  • Preface
  • Geologic road log: Austin to/from Canyon Dam and Natural Bridge Caverns / C. M. Woodruff, Jr., Edward W. Collins, and Eric C. Potter
  • Tour of Canyon Dam Spillway Gorge / C. M. Woodruff, Jr., and Edward W. Collins
  • Tour of Natural Bridge Caverns / Eric C. Potter and Robert G. Loucks
  • Apppendix. Speleothems as geochemical proxies for past climate change--a summary of long-term monitoring in Natural Bridge Caverns, Comal County, Texas / Corinne Wong, Jay L. Banner, Richard Casteel, and Eric James.
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Book
xxi, 403 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm
Cartographies of Disease: Maps, Mapping, and Medicine is a comprehensive survey of the technology of mapping and its relationship to the battle against disease. This look at medical mapping advances the argument that maps are not merely representations of spatial realities but a way of thinking about relationships between viral and bacterial communities, human hosts, and the environments in which diseases flourish. Cartographies of Disease traces the history of medical mapping from its growth in the 19th century during an era of trade and immigration to its renaissance in the 1990s during a new era of globalization. Referencing maps older than John Snow's famous cholera maps of London in the mid-19th century, this survey pulls from the plague maps of the 1600s, while addressing current issues concerning the ability of GIS technology to track diseases worldwide.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781589484672 20170313
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Book
vi, 211 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • Catastrophism versus gradualism
  • Lyell's laws
  • The Alvarez hypothesis
  • Mass extinctions
  • Kill curves and Strangelove oceans
  • Catastrophism and natural selection : Charles Darwin versus Patrick Matthew
  • Impacts and extinctions : do they match up?
  • The great dying : the end-Permian extinctions
  • Catastrophic volcanic eruptions and extinctions
  • Ancient glaciers or impact-related deposits?
  • The Shiva hypothesis : comet showers and the galactic carousel
  • Geological upheavals and dark matter
  • Epilogue : what does it all mean? : a new geology.
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Map
1 map : color ; 28 x 22 cm, folded to 10 x 22 cm
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37. Charting of oceans [2017]

Book
208 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 28 cm
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Book
xii, 358 pages ; 23 cm
Over the past three decades, climate change and other uncertainties have wreaked havoc on diverse livelihoods in the Himalayas. Farming communities cope with these changes based on their perceptions of changing climatic patterns. This volume seeks to understand the challenges faced by the Himalayan farmers and their agricultural institutions in constantly changing external production conditions. Given that agriculture is most sensitive to climate change, the aim of this volume is to relate contemporary farming practices with projected future changes. Climate change, the contributors to the volume argue, is not the sole factor that impacts agricultural practices. Climate is only one aspect of a wide array of factors that lead to multiple kinds of uncertainties among the farming communities. The authors of the volume use the lens of flexibility to debate and discuss farmers and farming systems that are most suited to adapt to a future burdened with uncertainty. This volume takes a long view of the year 2100 and projects a course of action that best prepares farmers and farming communities to future climate changes and generalized uncertainties.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199475476 20171218
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Book
x, 127 pages ; 26 cm
  • 1. Why Are People Skeptical about Climate Change? Some Insights from Blog Comments Paul Matthews 2. Structure and Content of the Discourse on Climate Change in the Blogosphere: The Big Picture Dag Elgesem, Lubos Steskal & Nicholas Diakopoulos 3. Meeting the Climate Change Challenge (MC3): The Role of the Internet in Climate Change Research Dissemination and Knowledge Mobilization Robert Newell & Ann Dale 4. Examining User Comments for Deliberative Democracy: A Corpus-driven Analysis of the Climate Change Debate Online Luke Collins & Brigitte Nerlich 5. Exploring the Use of Online Platforms for Climate Change Policy and Public Engagement by NGOs in Latin America Bruno Takahashi, Guy Edwards, J. Timmons Roberts & Ran Duan 6. Mobilizing Facebook Users against Facebook's Energy Policy: The Case of Greenpeace Unfriend Coal Campaign Merav Katz-Kimchi & Idit Manosevitch.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138223868 20170605
The volume provides a timely, state of the art collection of studies examining climate change communication in the era of digital media. The chapters focus on a broad range of topics covering various aspects of both practice and research in climate change communication, ranging from the use of online platforms, to blogs, and social networking sites. Climate change communication has increasingly moved into Internet-based forums, and this volume provides a comprehensive overview of research into Internet and climate change communication. The studies share valuable methodological insights in this relatively new field of research and shed light on the opportunities and challenges underlying the collection and analysis of online climate change-related data. This book was previously published as a special issue of Environmental Communication.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138223868 20170605
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Book
xiii, 386 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color), charts (some color) ; 29 cm.
  • Part I: Forcings of Climate Extremes. The Changing El Niño-Southern Oscillation and Associated Climate Extremes / Jin-Yi Yu, Xin Wang, Song Yang, Houk Paek, and Mengyan Chen
  • Weather Extremes Linked to Interaction of the Arctic and Midlatitudes / Timo Vihma
  • Impact of Aerosols on Regional Changes in Climate Extremes / Jana Sillmann and Jinho Yoon
  • Weakened Flow, Persistent Circulation, and Prolonged Weather Extremes in Boreal Summer / Dim Coumou, Kai Kornhuber, Jascha Lehmann, and Vladimir Petoukhov
  • Land Processes as the Forcing of Extremes: A Review / Min-Hui Lo, Tzu-Hsien Kuo, Hao-Wei Wey, Chia-Wei Lan, and Jen-Ping Chen
  • Part II: Processes of Climate Extremes. Timing of Anthropogenic Emergence in Climate Extremes / Andrew D King, Markus G. Donat, Ed Hawkins, and David J. Karoly
  • Recent Increases in Extreme Temperature Occurrence over Land / Scott J Weaver, Arun Kumar, and Mingyue Chen
  • Why Future Shifts in Tropical Precipitation Will Likely Be Small: The Location of the Tropical Rain Belt and the Hemispheric Contracts of Energy Input to the Atmosphere / Aaron Donohoe and Aiko Voigt
  • Weather-Climate Interactions and MJO Influences / Paul E. Roundy, Naoko Sakaeda, Kyle MacRitchie, and Lawrence Gloeckler
  • Recent Climate Extremes Associated with the West Pacific Warming Mode / Chris Funk and Andrew Hoell
  • Connections Between Heat Waves and Circumglobal Teleconnection Patterns in the Northern Hemisphere Summer / Haiyan Teng and Grant Branstator
  • Part III: Regional Climate Extremes. North American Drought and Links to Northern Eurasia / Hailan Wang, Siegfried D. Schubert, and Randal D. Koster
  • The California Drought: Trends and Impacts / Shih-Yu (Simon) Wang, Jinho Yoon, Robert R. Gillies, and Huang-Hsiung Hsu
  • Observed Trends in US Tornado Frequency / Adam J Clark
  • Mechanisms Explaining Recent Changes in Australian Climate Extremes / Sophie C. Lewis, David J. Karoly, Andrew D. King, Sarah E. Perkins, and Markus G. Donat
  • Unraveling East Africa's Climate Paradox / Bradfield Lyon and Nicolas Vigaud
  • A Physical Model for Extreme Drought over Southwest Asia / Andrew Hoell, Chris Funk, Mathew Barlow, and Forest Cannon
  • Part IV: Prediction of Climate Extremes. Extratropical Precursors of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation / Kathy V. Pegion and Christopher Selman
  • North Atlantic Seasonal Hurricane Prediction / Philip J. Klotzbach, Mark A .Saunders, Gerald D. Bell, and Eric S. Blake
  • Predicting Subseasonal Precipitation Variations Based on the Madden-Julian Oscillation / Charles Jones
  • Prediction of Short-Term Climate Extremes with a Multimodel Ensemble / Emily J. Becker
  • Toward Predicting US Tornadoes in the Late 21st Century / Adam J. Clark.
  • Part I: Forcings of Climate Extremes. The Changing El Ni�o-Southern Oscillation and Associated Climate Extremes / Jin-Yi Yu, Xin Wang, Song Yang, Houk Paek, and Mengyan Chen
  • Weather Extremes Linked to Interaction of the Arctic and Midlatitudes / Timo Vihma
  • Impact of Aerosols on Regional Changes in Climate Extremes / Jana Sillmann and Jinho Yoon
  • Weakened Flow, Persistent Circulation, and Prolonged Weather Extremes in Boreal Summer / Dim Coumou, Kai Kornhuber, Jascha Lehmann, and Vladimir Petoukhov
  • Land Processes as the Forcing of Extremes: A Review / Min-Hui Lo, Tzu-Hsien Kuo, Hao-Wei Wey, Chia-Wei Lan, and Jen-Ping Chen
  • Part II: Processes of Climate Extremes. Timing of Anthropogenic Emergence in Climate Extremes / Andrew D King, Markus G. Donat, Ed Hawkins, and David J. Karoly
  • Recent Increases in Extreme Temperature Occurrence over Land / Scott J Weaver, Arun Kumar, and Mingyue Chen
  • Why Future Shifts in Tropical Precipitation Will Likely Be Small: The Location of the Tropical Rain Belt and the Hemispheric Contracts of Energy Input to the Atmosphere / Aaron Donohoe and Aiko Voigt
  • Weather-Climate Interactions and MJO Influences / Paul E. Roundy, Naoko Sakaeda, Kyle MacRitchie, and Lawrence Gloeckler
  • Recent Climate Extremes Associated with the West Pacific Warming Mode / Chris Funk and Andrew Hoell
  • Connections Between Heat Waves and Circumglobal Teleconnection Patterns in the Northern Hemisphere Summer / Haiyan Teng and Grant Branstator
  • Part III: Regional Climate Extremes. North American Drought and Links to Northern Eurasia / Hailan Wang, Siegfried D. Schubert, and Randal D. Koster
  • The California Drought: Trends and Impacts / Shih-Yu (Simon) Wang, Jinho Yoon, Robert R. Gillies, and Huang-Hsiung Hsu
  • Observed Trends in US Tornado Frequency / Adam J Clark
  • Mechanisms Explaining Recent Changes in Australian Climate Extremes / Sophie C. Lewis, David J. Karoly, Andrew D. King, Sarah E. Perkins, and Markus G. Donat
  • Unraveling East Africa's Climate Paradox / Bradfield Lyon and Nicolas Vigaud
  • A Physical Model for Extreme Drought over Southwest Asia / Andrew Hoell, Chris Funk, Mathew Barlow, and Forest Cannon
  • Part IV: Prediction of Climate Extremes. Extratropical Precursors of the El Ni�o-Southern Oscillation / Kathy V. Pegion and Christopher Selman
  • North Atlantic Seasonal Hurricane Prediction / Philip J. Klotzbach, Mark A .Saunders, Gerald D. Bell, and Eric S. Blake
  • Predicting Subseasonal Precipitation Variations Based on the Madden-Julian Oscillation / Charles Jones
  • Prediction of Short-Term Climate Extremes with a Multimodel Ensemble / Emily J. Becker
  • Toward Predicting US Tornadoes in the Late 21st Century / Adam J. Cl
"Although we are seeing more weather and climate extremes, individual extreme events are very diverse and generalization of trends is difficult. For example, mid-latitude and subtropical climate extremes such as heat waves, hurricanes and droughts have increased, and could have been caused by processes including arctic amplification, jet stream meandering, and tropical expansion. This volume documents various climate extreme events and associated changes that have been analyzed through diagnostics, modeling, and statistical approaches. The identification of patterns and mechanisms can aid the prediction of future extreme events. Volume highlights include: Compilation of processes and mechanisms unique to individual weather and climate extreme events; Discussion of climate model performance in terms of simulating high-impact weather and climate extremes; and summary of various existing theories, including controversial ones, on how climate extremes will continue to become stronger and more frequent. Climate Extremes: Patterns and Mechanisms is a valuable resource for scientists and graduate students in the fields of geophysics, climate physics, natural hazards, and environmental science" -- Provided by publisher.
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