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book reviews Physics of Climate. Jose P. Peixoto and Abraha m H. be gleaned from the observational figures, which first Oort. 1992. 520 pp. $95.00. Hardbound. American appear in chapter 6. For example, in Fig. 6.12, the Institute of Physics. ISBN 0-88318-711-6. annually averaged net downward flux of radiation at the earth's surface is 80 W rrf2 less in the Sahara This book arrived as I was considering texts for a than in the neighboring Atlantic. graduate course on the atmospheric general circula- The mean state of the atmosphere is described in tion. Before the contents of this book are discussed in chapter 7, which consists of separate sections that detail, it should be said that Physics of Climate is cover the distributions of mass, temperature, geopo- indeed a suitable text for at least part of a general tential, wind, kinetic energy, and atmospheric compo- circulation course. Because it is available in a reason- nents of the hydrology. Analyses are displayed in ably priced paperback edition ($45.00), one can ex- contour maps, contours in the latitude-height plane, pect graduate students to purchase a copy. In fact, the or as line graphs of zonal means. The myriad figures quantity and quality of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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Publisher
American Meteorological Society
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Copyright © American Meteorological Society
ISSN
1520-0477
D.O.I.
10.1175/1520-0477-73.11.1856
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Physics of Climate. Jose P. Peixoto and Abraha m H. be gleaned from the observational figures, which first Oort. 1992. 520 pp. $95.00. Hardbound. American appear in chapter 6. For example, in Fig. 6.12, the Institute of Physics. ISBN 0-88318-711-6. annually averaged net downward flux of radiation at the earth's surface is 80 W rrf2 less in the Sahara This book arrived as I was considering texts for a than in the neighboring Atlantic. graduate course on the atmospheric general circula- The mean state of the atmosphere is described in tion. Before the contents of this book are discussed in chapter 7, which consists of separate sections that detail, it should be said that Physics of Climate is cover the distributions of mass, temperature, geopo- indeed a suitable text for at least part of a general tential, wind, kinetic energy, and atmospheric compo- circulation course. Because it is available in a reason- nents of the hydrology. Analyses are displayed in ably priced paperback edition ($45.00), one can ex- contour maps, contours in the latitude-height plane, pect graduate students to purchase a copy. In fact, the or as line graphs of zonal means. The myriad figures quantity and quality of

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Bulletin of the American Meteorological SocietyAmerican Meteorological Society

Published: Nov 1, 1992

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