Description

Written by pioneers in the field, Highlights in Helioclimatology examines the scientific evidence related to the influence of solar activity on climate and the resulting atmospheric process that creates hurricanes. In addition to providing the science behind the phenomenon, this book also provides tools for aiding in hurricane prediction, specifically spectral analysis and signal theory. In addition to aiding readers in understanding tropical storm and hurricane genesis, intensification, and prediction, Highlights in Helioclimatology also provides an excellent introduction to spectral analysis – an essential tool for anyone who is actively performing research in hurricanes and climatology.

Key Features

  • Tools that aid in hurricane prediction, specifically spectra analysis and signal theory
  • Various perspectives in hurricane research including matricial theory and principal component analysis
  • Application of cross-wavelet analysis to terrestrial and cosmophysical phenomena to determine their main common resonant frequencies from ultra-short to long-term periodicities

Readership

Atmospheric and ocean scientists

Table of Contents

Dedication

Preface

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Section I Solar Terrestrial Relationships: Helioclimatology

Chapter 1. Climate and Global Warming

1.1 Climatic Model Elements

1.2 Basic Theories of Climate Variations

1.3 Solar-Terrestrial Physics and Fundamental Cosmic Research

Chapter 2. Solar Activity Influence on Cosmophysical and Geophysical Processes

2.1 Active Processes on the Sun

2.2 Modern Conceptions about the Solar Corona Structure

2.3 Physical Basis of Disturbance Forecasting

2.4 Precursors of Cosmic Storms

2.5 Solar Activity and Cosmic Rays

2.6 A Role of the Interplanetary Magnetic Field in Atmospheric Processes

Chapter 3. About Possible Analysis of Solar Activity Influence on Terrestrial Processes

3.1 Methods of Joint Analysis of Cosmophysical and Climatological Processes

3.2 Study of Spectral Characteristics of Solar Activity and Climatological Processes

3.3 Modeling the Interaction of Cosmophysical and Climatological Processes

Chapter 4. Estimation of Risks and Advantages Conditioned by Global Climatic Changes

4.1 Risks to Human Existence

4.2 Risks and Advantages Connected with Global Warming

4.3 Possible Reasons for Global Warming Connected with Solar Activity Variations

4.4 Climate Changes and National Security (An Example for The Specific Case of the Russian Federation)

4.5 Climate Oscillations are the Reality

Section II Illustrative Examples of Helioclimatology Applications

Chapter 5. The Case of Hurricanes vs African Dust

5.1 The Links Between Geoexternal Forcing and Terrestrial Phenomena: The Case of Hurricane Genesis

5.2 North Atlantic Hurricanes

5.3 Correlational Study of North Atlantic Cyclones1

5.4 African Dust

5.5 Relationship between North Atlantic Hurricane Activity a

Details

No. of pages:
306
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
Print ISBN:
9780124159778
Electronic ISBN:
9780123914170