Climatology by John E. Oliver (auth.)

By John E. Oliver (auth.)

Today's higher public expertise of ways weather impacts our caliber of lifestyles and setting has created an expanding call for for climatological details. Now this data comes in one handy, obtainable resource, The Encyclopedia of Climatology. This complete quantity covers all of the major subfields of climatology, provides information on climates in significant continental parts and explains what's identified concerning the motives of climatic strategies and adjustments. Contents contain articles on bioclimatology, El Niño, climatic versions, global neighborhood climates, civilization and weather, climatic adaptations and the greenhouse effect.

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My grandfather, Stephen John Hay, moved to the young town of Dallas from Georgia in 1887. He was Mayor of Dallas from 1907 to 1911. He was a political innovator, introducing the Commissioner form of government to Dallas, and saw to it that the involvement of national political parties in local affairs was minimal. He was also a champion of higher education and believed that Dallas needed a major institution of higher learning. He was intimately involved in the founding of Southern Methodist University in 1911.

In the early days of geology, observations were made with the eyes, a hammer to knock off a fresh chunk of rock, and sometimes a hand lens (a small magnifying glass) to take a close look at the rock. Since the middle of the last century increasingly more sophisticated methods have been developed; some of these are described in the later chapters of this book. 1 (continued) Word American public’s use Meaning in science Uncertainty Ignorance The amount of variation in a numerical result that is consistent with observation Values Worth or quality as measured by a standard of equivalence.

Denial is the rejection of ideas without objective consideration. 1). 1 Words with special meanings to scientists Word American public’s use Meaning in science Accuracy The state or quality of being accurate; the extent to which something is accurate; precision, exactness The closeness of a measurement, calculation, or specification to the correct value Anomaly Abnormality Difference from long-term average Bias An inclination, leaning, tendency, bent; a preponderating disposition or propensity; pre-dilection; prejudice A systematic distortion of an expected statistical result due to a factor not allowed for in its derivation; also, a tendency to produce such distortion Error Something incorrectly done through ignorance or inadvertence; a mistake The quantity by which a result obtained by observation or by approximate calculation differs from an accurate determination Manipulation The exercise of subtle, underhand, or devious influence or control.

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