Written by pioneers in the field, Highlights in Helioclimatology examines the scientific evidence related to the influence of solar activity on climate and the resulting atmospheric process that creates hurricanes. In addition to providing the science behind the phenomenon, this book also provides tools for aiding in hurricane prediction, specifically spectral analysis and signal theory. In addition to aiding readers in understanding tropical storm and hurricane genesis, intensification, and prediction, Highlights in Helioclimatology also provides an excellent introduction to spectral analysis - an essential tool for anyone who is actively performing research in hurricanes and climatology.
- Tools that aid in hurricane prediction, specifically spectra analysis and signal theory
- Various perspectives in hurricane research including matricial theory and principal component analysis
- Application of cross-wavelet analysis to terrestrial and cosmophysical phenomena to determine their main common resonant frequencies from ultra-short to long-term periodicities
Introduction Part I. Solar Terrestrial Relationships: Helioclimatology Chapter 1 Climate and Global Warming Chapter 2 Solar Activity Influence on Cosmophysical and Geophysical Processes Chapter 3 About Possible Analysis of Solar Activity Influence on Climatic Processes Chapter 4 Estimation of Risks and Advantages Conditioned by Global Climatic Changes Part II. Illustrative Examples of Helioclimatology Applications Chapter 5. The Case of Hurricanes vs. African Dust References