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Essentials of Meteorology : An Invitation to the Atmosphere / Text Only

Essentials of Meteorology : An Invitation to the Atmosphere / Text Only - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0534572044

Cover of Essentials of Meteorology : An Invitation to the Atmosphere / Text Only 3RD 01 (ISBN 978-0534572044)
ISBN13: 978-0534572044
ISBN10: 0534572049
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 01
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
Published: 2001
International: No

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Essentials of Meteorology : An Invitation to the Atmosphere / Text Only - 3RD 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534572044

C. Donald Ahrens

ISBN13: 978-0534572044
ISBN10: 0534572049
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 01
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.

Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

This total learning package for the introductory meteorology course includes much more than a text--the book is packaged with the exciting Blue Skies? At the core of this learning package is Ahrens' respected text, which presents the fundamental concepts of meteorology in the context of everyday weather observations. Fun and easy to understand and relate to, the book and its cumulative organization enables students to build on each concept and gain greater understanding into the dynamic nature of the atmosphere.

Benefits:

  • NEW! Updated throughout, Ahren's text reflects the most current state of the science.
  • Interspersed throughout the text, Did You Know sections highlight interesting weather facts and recent meteorological events. Topics include: the history of meteorology, temperatures in high atmosphere, sun burning and ultraviolet rays, gas law, and atmospheric elevation.
  • New Focus sections in each chapter have been added to expand on material originally found in the main text. This helps to bridge the gap between theory and practice.
  • End-of-chapter pedagogy includes a summary, a list of key terms, review questions, problems and exercises, questions for thought, and questions for exploration.
  • Web site activities and listings are included at the end of each chapter.

Author Bio

Ahrens, C. Donald : Modesto Junior College

Table of Contents

Preface.


1. The Earth's Atmosphere.
2. Warming the Earth and the Atmosphere.
3. Air Temperature.
4. Humidity, Condensation, and Clouds.
5. Cloud Development and Precipitation.
6. Air Pressure and Winds.
7. Atmospheric Circulations.
8. Air Masses, Fronts, and Middle Latitude Storms.
9. Weather Forecasting.
10. Thunderstorms and Tornadoes.
11. Hurricanes.
12. Air Pollution.
13. Climate Change.
14. Global Climate.
15. Light, Color, and Atmospheric Optics.


Appendix A: Units, Conversions, Abbreviations, and Equations.
Appendix B: Equations and Constants.
Appendix C: Weather Symbols and The Station Model.
Appendix D: Humidity and Dew-Point Tables.
Appendix E: Köppen's Climatic Classification System.
Appendix F: Heat Index (Hi) Table.
Appendix G: Beaufort Wind Scale.
Appendix H: Standard Atmosphere.

Additional Reading Material.
Glossary.
Index.
Credits.

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