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'Global Physical Climatology' is an introductory text devoted to the fundamental physical principles and problems of climate sensitivity and change. Addressing some of the most critical issues in climatology, this text features incisive coverage of topics that are central to understanding orbital parameter theory for past climate changes, and for anthropogenic and natural causes of near-future changes. Contents - Introduction to the Climate System. The Global Energy Balance. Atmospheric Radiative Transfer and Climate. The Energy Balance of the Surface. The Hydrologic Cycle. Atmospheric General Circulation and Climate. The Ocean General Circulation and Climate. History and Evolution of Earths Climate. Climate Sensitivity and Feedback Mechanisms. Global Climate Models. Natural Climate Change. Anthropogenic Climate Change. Appendices. Chapter Exercises. References. Subject Index.