This concise introduction to modern climatology covers the key topics for intermediate undergraduate students on one-semester courses.
The treatment of topics is non-mathematical wherever possible, instead focusing on physical processes to allow students to grasp concepts more easily.
Full-color illustrations support the text and supplementary topics are covered in boxes, enabling students to further increase their knowledge and awareness.
A historical perspective of climatology is woven throughout, providing students with an insight into key scientists and technological developments.
Each chapter concludes with a summary of the main points and a mixture of review and discussion questions, encouraging students to check their understanding and think critically.
A list of key web links to data and other resources, and solutions and hints to answers to the student questions (password-protected for instructors) are provided online to complete the teaching package.