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Geographers and environmental change

John B. Thornes

in A Century of British Geography

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262863
eISBN:
9780191734076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262863.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

Within geography, physical geography is concerned with the characteristics of the natural environment, the atmosphere, the lithosphere and the biosphere; how they influence human activities and how ... More


PLANETARY EVOLUTION AND COMPARATIVE CLIMATOLOGY

I. M. Vardavas and F. W. Taylor

in Radiation and Climate

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199227471
eISBN:
9780191711138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227471.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

This chapter looks at climate change in the broader planetary sense. It examines evolutionary process in planetary atmospheres, with an application to the modelling of the evolution of the Earth's ... More


Wired into Nature: The Telegraph and the North American Frontier

James Schwoch

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041778
eISBN:
9780252050459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041778.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book is a study of the telegraph in western North America, concentrating on the latter half of the nineteenth century. A number of distinguished books and articles have been written about the ... More


Climate in Motion: Science, Empire, and the Problem of Scale

Deborah R. Coen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226398822
eISBN:
9780226555027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226555027.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Today, predicting the impact of human activities on the earth’s climate hinges on tracking interactions among phenomena of radically different dimensions, from the molecular to the planetary. Climate ... More


Warmest, driest, sunniest, …

Stephen Burt and Tim Burt

in Oxford Weather and Climate since 1767

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198834632
eISBN:
9780191872730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834632.003.0026
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

This brief chapter is based upon daily weather statistics for the Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford, over the standard 30-year period 1981–2010. The warmest (i.e. most reliably warm) week of the year in ... More


Oxford Weather and Climate since 1767

Stephen Burt and Tim Burt

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198834632
eISBN:
9780191872730
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834632.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

Oxford Weather and Climate since 1767 provides a detailed description and analysis of the weather records made at the Radcliffe Observatory in Oxford, the longest continuous series of single-site ... More


The annual cycle

Stephen Burt and Tim Burt

in Oxford Weather and Climate since 1767

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198834632
eISBN:
9780191872730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834632.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

This chapter sets out the basis of the annual cycle of weather at Oxford, which is then considered in more detail in the individual monthly and seasonal chapters which follow. Averages for the ... More


Earliest and latest dates

Stephen Burt and Tim Burt

in Oxford Weather and Climate since 1767

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198834632
eISBN:
9780191872730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834632.003.0027
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

This brief chapter catalogues the earliest and latest dates (extremes) on which various values of daily temperature, sunshine and snow depths have been recorded at the Radcliffe Observatory in Oxford.


Climate and Catastrophe in Cuba and the Atlantic World in the Age of Revolution

Sherry Johnson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834930
eISBN:
9781469602622
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869345_johnson
Subject:
History, Latin American History

From 1750 to 1800, a critical period that saw the American Revolution, French Revolution, and Haitian Revolution, the Atlantic world experienced a series of environmental crises, including more ... More


Alaska's Changing Arctic: Ecological Consequences for Tundra, Streams, and Lakes

John E. Hobbie and George W. Kling (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199860401
eISBN:
9780190267889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199860401.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This book synthesizes the findings from the NSF-funded Arctic LTER project based in Toolik Lake, Alaska, a site that has been active since the mid-1970s. The book presents research concerning the ... More


Large-scale Controls on Cloudiness

Christopher S. Bretherton and Dennis L. Hartmann

in Clouds in the Perturbed Climate System: Their Relationship to Energy Balance, Atmospheric Dynamics, and Precipitation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012874
eISBN:
9780262255448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012874.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter discusses aspects of cloud climatology and large-scale forcings on cloudiness. It examines the radiative feedbacks of clouds on large-scale circulation and the associated surface ... More


Climatologies as Social Critique: The Social Construction/Creation of Global Warming, Global Dimming, and Global Cooling

Timothy W. Luke

in Political Theory and Global Climate Change

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262220842
eISBN:
9780262285445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262220842.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter examines the social construction of global warming, global cooling, and global dimming, which have been building as serious threats to the earth’s atmosphere for many decades. These ... More


Applications of Bayesian smoothing splines

Sally Wood

in Bayesian Theory and Applications

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199695607
eISBN:
9780191744167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695607.003.0016
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

This chapter shows how Bayesian smoothing splines together with data augmentation techniques can be used to address several important practical problems. It begins with a brief introduction to ... More


April

Stephen Burt and Tim Burt

in Oxford Weather and Climate since 1767

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198834632
eISBN:
9780191872730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834632.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

Chapter 10 provides a detailed analysis of the long weather record at the Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford for April. Averages and extremes of temperature, precipitation and sunshine are presented, with ... More


May

Stephen Burt and Tim Burt

in Oxford Weather and Climate since 1767

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198834632
eISBN:
9780191872730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834632.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

Chapter 11 provides a detailed analysis of the long weather record at the Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford for May. Averages and extremes of temperature, precipitation and sunshine are presented, with ... More


June

Stephen Burt and Tim Burt

in Oxford Weather and Climate since 1767

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198834632
eISBN:
9780191872730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834632.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

Chapter 12 provides a detailed analysis of the long weather record at the Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford for June. Averages and extremes of temperature, precipitation and sunshine are presented, with ... More


July

Stephen Burt and Tim Burt

in Oxford Weather and Climate since 1767

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198834632
eISBN:
9780191872730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834632.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

Chapter 13 provides a detailed analysis of the long weather record at the Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford for July. Averages and extremes of temperature, precipitation and sunshine are presented, with ... More


August

Stephen Burt and Tim Burt

in Oxford Weather and Climate since 1767

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198834632
eISBN:
9780191872730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834632.003.0014
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

Chapter 14 provides a detailed analysis of the long weather record at the Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford for August. Averages and extremes of temperature, precipitation and sunshine are presented, ... More


September

Stephen Burt and Tim Burt

in Oxford Weather and Climate since 1767

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198834632
eISBN:
9780191872730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834632.003.0015
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

Chapter 15 provides a detailed analysis of the long weather record at the Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford for September. Averages and extremes of temperature, precipitation and sunshine are presented, ... More


October

Stephen Burt and Tim Burt

in Oxford Weather and Climate since 1767

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198834632
eISBN:
9780191872730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834632.003.0016
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

Chapter 16 provides a detailed analysis of the long weather record at the Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford for October. Averages and extremes of temperature, precipitation and sunshine are presented, ... More


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