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By Sharon E. Nicholson

A complete overview of dryland climates and their courting to the actual atmosphere, hydrology, and population. Chapters are divided into 5 significant sections on history meteorology and climatology; the character of dryland climates on the subject of precipitation and hydrology; the climatology and weather dynamics of the main dryland areas on every one continent; and existence and alter within the world's drylands. It comprises key subject matters similar to plants, geomorphology, desertification, micro-habitats, and version to dryland environments. This interdisciplinary quantity offers an intensive evaluate of the first literature (covering over 2000 references) and the traditional and satellite tv for pc datasets that shape key examine instruments for dryland climatology. Illustrated with over three hundred writer photos, it offers a distinct view of dryland climates for a wide spectrum of researchers, environmental pros and complex scholars in climatology, meteorology, geography, setting technological know-how, earth approach technological know-how, ecology, hydrology and geomorphology.

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