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Advances in Global Change Research

The Hadley Circulation: Present, Past and Future

Editors: Diaz, Henry F., Bradley, Raymond (Eds.)

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The Hadley and Walker Circulations are fundamental regulators of the Earth’s energy budget. Although the Hadley Circulation is a well-known concept, surprisingly little attention has been paid to understanding both short and long-term variability of the system. This book reviews current knowledge of Hadley and Walker circulation dynamics and their interactions with the major global monsoon systems, and evaluates paleoclimatic records within the domain of the Hadley Circulation that shed light on past variability of climate over the last 1000 years, the Holocene (the last 11,500 years), glacial periods, and warm climate periods in the past.  The book examines potentially important factors that may have affected the Hadley and Walker Circulations on these different time scales and evaluates changes in the Hadley Circulation and the monsoons as simulated by coupled models of past climate conditions, and predicted future conditions under an enhanced greenhouse effect.  This book is meant to serve as a fundamental reference work for current and future researchers, graduate students in the atmospheric sciences and geosciences, and climate specialists involved in interdisciplinary research.

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"This book aims to address the nature and causes of variation in the Hadley circulation … . The great strength of this book lies in the combination of its three parts. It succeeds in combining 17 contributions from authoritative climatologists, palaeoclimatologists and modellers into a coherent volume. … Overall, this is a superb book, which should be on all university bookshelves. It will be of value to researchers and students over a broad range of climate-related disciplines." (Gerard van der Schrier, The Holocene, Vol. 16 (4), 2006)


Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • The Hadley Circulation: Present, Past, and Future

    Diaz, Henry F. (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • The Elementary Hadley Circulation

    Webster, Peter J.

    Pages 9-60

  • Hadley Circulation Dynamics

    Cook, Kerry H.

    Pages 61-83

  • Change in the Tropical Hadley Cell Since 1950

    Quan, Xiao-Wei (et al.)

    Pages 85-120

  • The Shape of Continents, Air-Sea Interaction, and the Rising Branch of the Hadley Circulation

    Xie, Shang-Ping

    Pages 121-152

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eBook $269.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-2944-8
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Hardcover $339.00
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Softcover $339.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-6752-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Hadley Circulation: Present, Past and Future
Editors
  • Henry F. Diaz
  • Raymond Bradley
Series Title
Advances in Global Change Research
Series Volume
21
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-2944-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-2944-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-2943-1
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6752-4
Series ISSN
1574-0919
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 511
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