Global Tropical Cyclogenesis

Eugene A Sharkov

Global Tropical Cyclogenesis Tropical cyclones are among the most destructive natural phenomena on the planet, causing vast amounts of serious ecological and human damage.

However, recent remote sensing satellite investigations have clearly demonstrated that the tropical cyclone plays a decisive role in the maintenance of global mass-and-energy exchange and is also a necessary element in the tropical atmosphere­ocean system.

This book represents the first comprehensive description of the physical, geophysical and meteorological foundations of global tropical cyclogenesis on the Earth, including a great body of remote sensing results on both initial and mature forms of cyclones. The possibilities and limitations of monitoring mitigation methods are discussed and there are numerous applications and illustrations from contemporary aerospace experiments.

The text includes Russian remote sensing findings, which are not widely available in Western literature.

Global Tropical Cyclogenesis will be a central reference work for anyone investigating the formation and effect of natural hazards.

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Extent: 400 pages; 4-page colour section
Binding: hardback
Publication Date: April 2001
ISBN: 978-1-85233-113-9

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