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

Introduction
Part I. Solar Terrestrial Relationships: Helioclimatology
Chapter 1 Climate and Global Warming
Chapter 2 Solar Activity Influence on Cosmophysical and Geophysical Processes
Chapter 3 About Possible Analysis of Solar Activity Influence on Climatic Processes
Chapter 4 Estimation of Risks and Advantages Conditioned by Global Climatic Changes
Part II. Illustrative Examples of Helioclimatology Applications
Chapter 5. The Case of Hurricanes vs. African Dust
References

Details

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

About the authors

Jorge Perez-Peraza

Affiliations and Expertise

Instituto de Geofisica of Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico

Igor Libin

Affiliations and Expertise

International Academy of Appraisal and Consulting, Moscow, Russia