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By Sharon E. Nicholson

A accomplished evaluate of dryland climates and their courting to the actual surroundings, hydrology, and population. Chapters are divided into 5 significant sections on heritage meteorology and climatology; the character of dryland climates relating to precipitation and hydrology; the climatology and weather dynamics of the main dryland areas on each one continent; and lifestyles and alter within the world's drylands. It contains key subject matters equivalent to plants, geomorphology, desertification, micro-habitats, and version to dryland environments. This interdisciplinary quantity presents an intensive evaluate of the first literature (covering over 2000 references) and the normal and satellite tv for pc datasets that shape key study instruments for dryland climatology. Illustrated with over three hundred writer pictures, it provides a different view of dryland climates for a vast spectrum of researchers, environmental execs and complex scholars in climatology, meteorology, geography, atmosphere technological know-how, earth process technology, ecology, hydrology and geomorphology.

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