ISBN13:978-0495555735 ISBN10: 0495555738 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0495564904 ISBN10: 0495564907
Summary: METEOROLOGY TODAY, Ninth Edition, is one of the most widely used and authoritative texts for the introductory meteorology course. C. Donald Ahrens teaches students to observe the weather actively so they can apply the text material to the world around them. This ninth edition helps students understand and appreciate the dynamic nature of the inevitable weather phenomena that continually influence our lives. The text's clear and inviting narrative is supplemented by n
umerous pedagogical features that encourage observing, calculating, and synthesizing information.
Summary: METEOROLOGY TODAY, Ninth Edition, is one of the most widely used and authoritative texts for the introductory meteorology course. C. Donald Ahrens teaches students to observe the weather actively so they can apply the text material to the world around them. This ninth edition helps students understand and appreciate the dynamic nature of the inevitable weather phenomena that continually influence our lives. The text's clear and inviting narrative is supplemented by numerous pedagogical features that encourage observing, calculating, and synthesizing information. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:9TH 09 Cover: Hardback Publisher:Brooks/Cole Publishing Co. Year Published: 2009 International: No
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1. The Earth and its Atmosphere. 2. Energy: Warming the Earth and the Atmosphere. 3. Seasonal and Daily Temperatures. 4. Atmospheric Moisture. 5. Condensation: Dew, Fog, and Clouds. 6. Stability and Cloud Development. 7. Precipitation. 8. The Atmosphere in Motion: Air Pressure and Winds. 9. Wind: Small-Scale and Local Systems. 10. Wind: Global Systems. 11. Air Masses and Fronts. 12. Middle-Latitude Cyclones. 13. Weather Forecasting. 14. Thunderstorms and Tornadoes. 15. Hurricanes. 16. Climate Change. 17. Global Climate. 18. Air Pollution. 19. Light, Color, and Atmospheric Optics. Appendix A: Units, Conversions, Abbreviations, and Equations. Appendix B: Weather Symbols and the Station Model. Appendix C: Beaufort Wind Scale. Appendix D: Humidity and Dew-Point Tables. Appendix E: Instant Weather Forecast Chart. Appendix F: Changing GMT and UTC to Local Time. Appendix G: Heat Index (HI) Table. Appendix H: Standard Atmosphere. Appendix I: Hurricane Tracking Chart. Appendix J: Adiabatic Chart.
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