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By Sharon E. Nicholson

ISBN-10: 0521516498

ISBN-13: 9780521516495

ISBN-10: 110844654X

ISBN-13: 9781108446549

A entire evaluate of dryland climates and their dating to the actual surroundings, hydrology, and population. Chapters are divided into 5 significant sections on heritage meteorology and climatology; the character of dryland climates on the subject of precipitation and hydrology; the climatology and weather dynamics of the most important dryland areas on every one continent; and lifestyles and alter within the world's drylands. It comprises key themes similar to crops, geomorphology, desertification, micro-habitats, and model to dryland environments. This interdisciplinary quantity presents an in depth evaluate of the first literature (covering approximately 2000 references) and the normal and satellite tv for pc datasets that shape key examine instruments for dryland climatology. Illustrated with over three hundred writer images, it provides a distinct view of dryland climates for a huge spectrum of researchers, environmental execs and complex scholars in climatology, meteorology, geography, surroundings technological know-how, earth process technological know-how, ecology, hydrology and geomorphology.

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