This book describes and analyses various aspects of Israeli climate. This work also elucidates how both man and nature adjust to various climates. The first part (Chapters 1-9) deals with the meteorological and climatological network stations, the history of climate research in Israel, analysis of the local climate by season, and a discussion of the climate variables their spatial and temporal distribution. The second part (Chapters 10-14) of this work is devoted to a survey of applied climatology. This part presents information on weather forecasting, rainfall enhancement, air quality monitoring, and various climatological aspects of planning. There is no sharp division between theoretical and applied climatology topics. Moreover, though various sections seem exclusively theoretical, they also include important applications for various real life situations (such as rainfall intensities (Section 5. 3), frost, frost damage (Section 6. 2. 4), degree-days (Section 6. 2. 5) and heat stress (Section 6. 2. 6). Professionals and university students of geography and earth science, meteorology and climatology, even high school students majoring in geography will be able to use this book as a basic reference work. Researchers in atmospheric science can also use this work as an important source of reference. Students of agriculture will also gain theoretical and practical insights. Even architects and engineers will gain another perspective in their fields.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 270
Weight: 801 g
Dimensions: 297 x 210 x 16 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 200
"This new book is an updated version of the Hebrew original, published in 1998. The text contains a wealth of information on the climate of Israel. Over 700 papers and other research works (a small part of them in Hebrew but the majority in English) are cited in the text...the book is designed to serve the professional reader and as such it is the most comprehensive, updated summary of research and an excellent source of reference on many aspects of Israel's climate and related topics. The author carried out extensive work of integration and synthesis of the material into a solid text, achieving the delicate balance between the need for including and discussing large amounts of available material and the necessity to integrate it into a smoothly flowing text. The book contains a vast amount of information presented in a clear logical sequence. As such it will be of great benefit to both the beginner and experienced scientists who seek knowledge on almost every aspect of the climate of Israel. Professor Goldreich should be congratulated for producing such a scholarly, comprehensive volume. This book deserves to be in the library of every researcher and student in the field, as well as in every university library."
(Professor Abraham Zangvil, Blaustein Institute for Desert Research, Ben Gurion University, Israel)
"...provides a good overview of the conceptual frameworks of the progress made in climate sciences in Israel. [...]...for somewhat experienced scholars, as well as advanced students, the book may be a valuable source of detailed knowledge, information and reference. overall, merit should be given to the author for his pioneering effort in publishing here for the first time in English the essential results of recent studies which reflect the progress made in climate sciences in Israel."
(Uri Dayan, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Progress in Physical Geography, 27:3 (2003)
"To summarize, Goldreich has a rich experience in statistical climatology and urban climate, and it definitely shows in this new book. The book contains a vast amount of information presented in a clear logical sequence. As such it will be of great benefit to both the beginner and experierenced scientists who seek knowledge on almost every aspect of the climate of Israel. Professor Goldreich should be congratulated for producing such a scholarly, comprehensive volume. This book deserves to be in the library of every researcher and student in the field, as well as in every university library."
(Abraham Zangvil, Sede Boker Campus, Israel in Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 77 (2004)