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The Hadley Circulation: Present, Past and Future

  • Henry F. Diaz
  • Raymond S. Bradley

Part of the Advances in Global Change Research book series (AGLO, volume 21)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. The Hadley Circulation: Present, Past, And Future

  3. The Role of the Hadley Cell in Atmospheric Circulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Tércio Ambrizzi, Everaldo B. de Souza, Roger S. Pulwarty
      Pages 203-235
    3. Dominik Fleitmann, Stephen J. Burns, Ulrich Neff, Manfred Mudelsee, Augusto Mangini, Jan Kramers et al.
      Pages 259-287
    4. Athanasios Koutavas, Jean Lynch-Stieglitz
      Pages 347-369
  4. Variability of the Hadley Circulation in the Past

  5. Causes of Variability in the Hadley Circulation: Past and Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 397-397
    2. Gerald A. Meehl, Warren M. Washington, T. M. L. Wigley, Julie M. Arblaster, Aiguo Dai
      Pages 489-511

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Atmospheric circulation Climatology Global Change Greenhouse effect Hadley and Walker Circulation ITC ITCZ Meteorology Paleoclimate Scale

Editors and affiliations

  • Henry F. Diaz
    • 1
  • Raymond S. Bradley
    • 2
  1. 1.Climate Diagnostics Center, Oceanic and Atmospheric ResearchNOAABoulderUSA
  2. 2.Climate System Research Center, Department of GeosciencesUniversity of MassachusettsAmherstUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-2944-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6752-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-2944-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1574-0919
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