Temporal Climatology and Anomalous Weather Analysis

  • Weihong Qian

Part of the Springer Atmospheric Sciences book series (SPRINGERATMO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 677-687

About this book


By breaking down atmospheric variables into temporal climatologies and anomalies, this book demonstrates that all weather extremes and climatic events are directly associated with the anomaly component of atmospheric motion. We can use the anomaly-based synoptic chart and dynamical parameters to objectively describe these extremes and events. The conception and differences of weather, climate and general circulation tend to confuse us, because there are no clear physical definitions available for them.

Weather extremes such as heat waves, cold surges, freezing rains, heavy rains, severe drought, unusual storm tracks, and tornados are common on our planet’s surface. Climatic events such as Arctic warming and declining sea ice have become hot topics in recent years. An approach based on breaking down total variables into temporal climatologies and anomalies can be used to identify general circulation, analyze climatic anomalies and forecast weather extremes. Accordingly, this book will appeal to students, teachers and forecasters in the field of weather and climate alike.


Arctic cell global monsoon weather extreme climatic anomaly heat wave cold surge unusual tropical cyclone tornado-produced system

Authors and affiliations

  • Weihong Qian
    • 1
  1. 1.Atmospheric SciencesSchool of Physics Atmospheric SciencesBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-3640-8
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-3641-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-5217
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-5225
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