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Can anyone recommend a good college level meteorology textbook?

So meteorology is unique in that it changes depending on the scale and process. For a general taste of meteorology, I suggest Wallace and Hobbes. You may note similarities among most of my ...
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Is there a special name for along-course elevation profiles of rivers, and where you can you find them?

I guess there are multiple names, but I know it as the river's "long profile", and it is used in academic papers (one example here and a search in google scholar here). But you can find similar ...
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North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) future prediction - Academic papers?

A good start is the article by Goodkin et al. (2008) that relates past fluctuations of NAO to climate variability and argues that in the late 20th century NAO changes are much more dramatic as a ...
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Book on the history of Earth and life on Earth

Cowen's History of Life Your best bet is Cowen's History of Life, it is an excellent introductory textbooks for paleontology well laid out and clearly written with introductory students in mind so a ...
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Climate change review for a scientist

EnergyNumbers suggestion is good, but you can only go so far in reading about it second hand. I suggest that you pick a grid cell of interest, then go to the World Bank's climate change knowledge ...
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Does anyone have absorption coefficients at different wavelengths for sulfur dioxide?

The US National Institute of Standards and Technology is a good source. The following image show absorbance between 2.5 and 32 $\mu$m. For wavelengths shorter than 2.5 $\mu$m, other sources (less ...
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What Earth Science research will be done from the International Space Station?

NASA Space Station Research Explorer allows to filter experiments by expedition and category. A query for expedition 63 and the "Earth and space science" category yields the following 17 ...
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What are the compressive strengths of goethite and magnetite?

I managed to find EFFECT OF MINERALOGY AND TEXTURE ON THE STRENGTH OF IRON ORE, which states the uniaxial compressive strength of goethite is 157 kg.f/cm2, which converts to 15.397 MPa. STRENGTH OF ...
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Introductory course on interpreting GOES-R satellite images?

There are numerous short modules offered by UCAR's COMET/METED website: https://www.meted.ucar.edu/training_detail.php Modules specific to GOES-R include (but aren't limited to): GOES-R/JPSS test ...
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Are there minerals that can't scratch each other but have different hardness on Mohs scale?

The idea discussed in the paper you reference is about transferability of Mohs ordinal scale to true hardness. A mineral's ability to scratch is related to it's hardness, but only an indentation test ...
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Are there minerals that can't scratch each other but have different hardness on Mohs scale?

It may be difficult to ascertain the hardness of a mineral relative to an other mineral in a Mohs streak test if one (or both) are not homogeneous. Already a small local grain of an impurity may put ...
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Geothermal gradient near surface?

The trouble with geothermal gradients is they are not the same everywhere. It is generally accepted that the geothermal gradient is 25-30 °C/km but there can be local variations. In South Australia ...
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What are good oceanographic journals

When searching for a place to publish Earth Science stuff, have a look at the two big continental scientific societies: the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and the European Geosciences Union (EGU). ...
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Climate change review for a scientist

If you're interested in in the cause of climate change from a scientific perspective and how the climate system science have evolved I highly recommend The Warming Papers by David Archer and Raymond ...
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At what altitude stalagmite/stalactite caves are located? What kind of rocks are needed to form them?

The classic text has long been "Karst Hydrology and Physical Speleology" by Alfred Bogli, - which I highly recommend. Karstic dissolution and precipitation (to form stalactites, helictites, etc.) are ...
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Earth History Book

Although not exactly a textbook, I would highly recommend you to read Marcia Bjornerud's Timefulness (2018). It goes through all of Earth's history, including the atmosphere. It's short and kind of ...
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IPCC AR6 References

These are now available for each Working Group report via its respective downloads page: https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg1/downloads https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg2/downloads https://www.ipcc.ch/...
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Dedicated book to understand climate and ocean science

there are very different books on this topic. Therefore, a concrete selection is somewhat more complex. But to gain a good insight into biogeochemical processes, I would recommend the book: ...
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Which CMIP5 models give the highest and lowest warming for RCP8.5?

There is no model that consistently yields either highest or lowest warming because each model has strengths and weaknesses which depend upon the conceptual emphases. This varies with latitude, ...
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Does a table summarizing basic details of significant operational weather models exist?

MetEd from NCAR has a good encyclopedia of models that summarizes some weather models. Of course, when models update, such as the GFS dynamical core being converted to the FV3, or changes in data ...
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Literature on atmospheric modelling

"Atmospheric modeling, data_assimilation and predictability" by Euginia Kalnay, is an introductory book, which is good to get an overall overview of the subject. If you are more interested in the ...
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Introduction to Geology Books

"Principles of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology" by John D. Winter is a good book to get into when you get past the basics and want to learn more about petrology, as it also touches into concepts of ...
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Seeking climate and related sciences textbook recommendations

There are loads of books. I will refer you to one of my previous answers which can apply to the meteorological aspects of climate. An additional classic for climate is Physics of Climate by Peixoto ...
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Recommendations for books on boundary layer Meteorology?

Is there any particular aspect of boundary layer meteorology? Or just something general? NOTE: I have not read all of these nor do I know anyone who has read these, but judging by the year published ...
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Any recommendations for a good online lecture series on Metamorphic Petrology

ClassCentral.com, SouthAlabama.Edu, ndsu.com, ocw.mit.edu You can learn a lot from these sites.
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Seeking climate and related sciences textbook recommendations

"The Warming Papers" edited by David Archer and Raymond Pierrehumbert is good for historical context. It is basically a collection of classic journal papers, starting with Fourier and ...
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Introduction to Geology Books

I highly recommend "The Story of Earth", by Robert M. Hazen. The title sounds like a children's book, but it's actually a very good starting place for learning about historical geology, ...
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What kind of data is best shown in a rose diagram?

In seismic acquisition and processing rose plots are essential. Another way to think of these plots is "angular histograms." This article article shows rose plots for a subsurface point using this ...
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