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Atmosphere : An Introduction to Meteorology / With CD - 9th edition

by Frederick Lutgens, Edward Tarbuck and Dennis Tasa

Atmosphere : An Introduction to Meteorology / With CD (ISBN10: 0131015672; ISBN13: 9780131015678)
ISBN13: 978-0131015678
ISBN10: 0131015672

Summary: For Introduction to Meteorology, Introduction to Weather and Climate, and Introduction to the Atmosphere courses in the departments of Geography, Physical Sciences, Meteorology, Earth Sciences, Geology, and Physics.

This student-friendly text offers a current and comprehensive introduction to the atmosphere--its components, problems, and applications. It contains easy-to-understand and everyday examples that reinforce basic concepts and related science pri morenciples.


  • NEW - New accompanying CD-ROM--Called GEODe: Atmosphere; this product includes tutorials, interactive exercises, animations, and "In the Lab" activities.
    • Provides students with a broad coverage of the basic topics in meteorology in an exciting hands-on manner.
  • NEW - CD-ROM icons in the text--Appears throughout the book wherever a text discussion has a corresponding GEODe: Atmosphere activity.
    • Highlights for students and instructors where the accompanying CD-ROM will be most useful.
  • NEW - "Students Sometimes Ask..." feature--Included in every chapter; several questions and answers are distributed at appropriate places and identified by a large question mark.
    • Intended to add interest and relevance to text discussions.
  • NEW - New illustrations and photographs--Contains 75 new, high-quality images including several excellent new satellite images, along with dozens of new and redrawn line art pieces.
    • Demonstrates to students what a highly visual topic meteorology is, showing them ideas and concepts more clearly and realistically than ever before.
  • NEW - Up-to-date treatment of environmental issues and atmospheric hazards--Discusses air pollution, ozone depletion, global warming, and more; includes special-interest boxes devoted to hazards such as heat waves, winter storms, floods, dust storms, wildfires, drought, mudslides, and lightning.
    • Gives students information about many of the serious environmental issues that face humanity that adversely affect millions of people worldwide everyday.
  • NEW - Revised, rewritten, and expanded chapter changes--Includes expanded coverage of weather analysis and forecasting; new discussions on global warming that reflect the most recent findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Changes (IPCC); and a new discussion on the "Conveyor belt model" of middle-latitude cyclone development and evolution.
    • Provides students with the latest information available about the atmosphere.
  • NEW - The Atmosphere: An Introduction to Meteorology, 9/E
    • Retains the hallmark professors have come to expect from Tarbuck and Lutgens--A student friendly writing style, coverage of the most recent atmospheric events, and carefully crafted, accurate, and appealing illustrations by the leading science illustrator, Dennis Tasa.
  • NEW - Companion Website.
    • Provides students access to an online study guide.
  • Focus on learning--Includes chapter summaries, key terms, check lists, review questions, and application problems with a quantitative orientation.
    • Gives students extensive pedagogy, enabling them to easily learn and retain the information provided.
  • Strong emphasis on readability.
    • Presents students with a largely non-technical text and personal writing style, enabling them to grasp important concepts readily.
  • Flexible organization.
    • Allows instructors to rearrange or omit chapters without losing continuity.
  • Instructor's Manual with Tests, TestGen EQ 4.0, transparencies, and Instructor's Resource CD.
    • Provides instructors with valuable course support when forming their curriculum. less

Edition/Copyright: 9TH 04
Cover: Hardback
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 06/23/2003
International: No

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