Home eBooks Climate Systems, Second Edition

Climate Systems, Second Edition
  • Format
  • Authored by: Julie Kerr, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Global Warming
  • Trim Size:
  • ISBN-10: 1438142986
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-4298-2
  • Status: In Stock
  • Your Price:
    Sign In for Pricing
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 03/01/2018
  • Dewey Number: 551
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up


Praise for the previous edition:

"...helpful...does a good job of explaining the basic science behind the controversy."—School Library Journal

"...useful in a high school library. Recommended."—Library Media Connection

Many scientists today refer to the phenomenon of "global warming" as "climate change" because they feel it is a better overall description of the situation. While it is certainly true that the atmosphere is warming up, that is only one part of the problem. As the Earth's atmosphere continues to warm, glaciers and ice caps are melting, the sea level is rising, seasons are shifting, and storms are becoming more intense. Some ecosystems are shifting where they still can; others are beginning to fail. In short, humans are changing the Earth's climate—and not for the better.

Thoroughly updated and featuring new graphs, charts, and illustrations, Climate Systems, Second Edition gives students the basic scientific framework needed to understand how climate systems work and what global warming involves. Outlining the concepts of global systems, climate cycles, and the atmosphere's structure, this full-color eBook discusses the local motions in the atmosphere that affect weather and climate—from regional and local wind systems to extreme weather and emergency preparedness. This informative title also examines various countries and how they contribute to the problem as well as strategies for coping with global climate change, current research, and what lies ahead.

Chapters include:

  • Elements of the Climate System
  • The Carbon Cycle and Its Links to Other Major Cycles
  • Plate Tectonics: Climate and Movement of the Earth's Continents
  • The Flow of Energy
  • Planetary and Global Motions in the Atmosphere That Affect Climate
  • Local Motions in the Atmosphere That Affect Weather and Climate
  • Ocean Currents
  • The Global Warming Issue
  • The Big Picture
  • Conclusions and a Glance into the Future.



About the Author(s)

Julie Kerr, Ph.D., has been an Earth scientist for the United States Bureau of Land Management for more than 40 years. She has a Ph.D. in Earth science from the University of Utah, specializing in satellite remote sensing, interpretation, and mapping of the Earth's natural environment. She is active in various environmental conservation organizations that focus on the healthy stewardship of the Earth's natural resources and has spent time teaching elementary through college students how to enjoy and take care of the environment. She has also been involved in teaching both young people and adults about the Earth's changing climate and the things we can do to help slow the changes and make a positive difference for more than a decade.

Please sign in to see your eBook pricing and to be able to add items to your Cart or Wish List.
Title Your Price Format Status Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Changing Ecosystems, Second Edition
–––––– eBook In Stock Sign In Sign In
Climate Management, Second Edition
–––––– eBook In Stock Sign In Sign In
Climate Systems, Second Edition
–––––– eBook In Stock Sign In Sign In
Fossil Fuels and Pollution, Second Edition
–––––– eBook In Stock Sign In Sign In
Global Warming Cycles, Second Edition
–––––– eBook In Stock Sign In Sign In
Global Warming Trends, Second Edition
–––––– eBook In Stock Sign In Sign In
Greenhouse Gases, Second Edition
–––––– eBook In Stock Sign In Sign In

Standing Order Plan

A Standing Order Plan saves you both time and money without risking a penny of your acquisitions budget. The number of copies you indicate of each new title under the plan you select will automatically as the new edition becomes available. If, for any reason, you wish to cancel your subscription to the plan, please contact our Customer Service Department.

Standing Order Plan available for The World Almanac® for Kids:
Plan WK1 Single-title hardcover edition at 20% discount

You can use this order form (pdf) to sign up for any of our Standing Order Plans, or you can contact our Customer Service Department:

Email: custserv@factsonfile.com
Phone Number (toll-free): 1-800-322-8755
Fax Number (toll-free): 1-800-678-3633

FREE Learning Resources