Resources in Atmospheric Sciences

The authors


Bart Geerts


Dr. Geerts was born in Belgium in 1963 and was trained as a physical geographer and an irrigation engineer. He pursued his interest in atmospheric sciences in the United States where he obtained a PhD from the University of Washington in 1990. From 1990 to 1994 he was in charge of the upper division atmospheric sciences courses for the Bachelor of Technology in Atmospheric Sciences degree at Macquarie University. He has taught meteorology in both hemispheres.

Currently he is a faculty member at the Dept of Atmospheric Sciences of the University of Wyoming in the USA.

email:, fax: +1 307 766 2635, address: UWyo DAS, University of Wyoming, Laramie WY 82071 USA


Edward Linacre

Dr. Linacre was born in Liverpool, England, in 1925. He was Associate Professor of Climatology at Macquarie University in Sydney for 17 years, during which time he also taught in Los Angeles, the Phillipines, Brazil and Indonesia, and lectured in India, China, Poland etc. Earlier he was a Principal Research Scientist with the Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation of Australia, working on the rate of water use by crops, which depends on climate. Before that, he worked in his native England on various aspects of applied physics, having graduated at Edinburgh and London universities as a physicist. He has published dozens of refereed papers, one of which is on estimating evaporation rates. He also published two climatology textbooks, including one ('Climate Data & Resources', published by Routledge in 1992) which can be considered to be a sequel to the present book. The picture on the right shows Dr. Linacre on a recent trip to Lake Mungo in Australia's arid interior.

Currently he is a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia.

email:, fax: + 61 2 6249 3770, address: Dept of Geography, Australian National Univ., Canberra, ACT 0200 Australia

This work is the outgrowth of the teaching experience of both. The collaboration between a climatologist and a meteorologist has resulted in a balanced introductory resource in atmospheric sciences.

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