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Understanding Weather and Climate

Understanding Weather and Climate - 6th edition

ISBN13: 978-0321769633

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ISBN13: 978-0321769633
ISBN10: 0321769635
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Edition/Copyright: 6TH 13
Publisher: Pearson
Published: 2013
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Understanding Weather and Climate - 6TH 13 edition

ISBN13: 978-0321769633

Edward Aguado and James E. Burt

ISBN13: 978-0321769633
ISBN10: 0321769635
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 13
Publisher: Pearson

Published: 2013
International: No
Summary

Rising interest in climate change and severe weather phenomena are making meteorology courses more popular than ever-yet this fast-paced, one-semester curriculum is packed with complex physical concepts that can be challenging. In Aguado/Burt'sUnderstanding Weather & Climate,a first-rate textbook and inspired technology tutorials combine to engage students in learning about atmospheric behavior. The authors use everyday occurrences to illustrate meteorology and climatology. Dynamic illustrations from the book come to life in the new fully integrated MyMeteorologyLab website, where students have access to a variety of media and self study resources such animated tutorials, videos, and satellite loops of atmospheric phenomena. While staying true to the text's rigorous and quantitative approach, theSixth Editionincorporates the latest new science and issues, new technology and media to help both teach and visualize the toughest topics, with a more learner-centered architecture and design.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents I. ENERGY AND MASS 1. Composition and Structure of the Atmosphere 2. Solar Radiation and the Seasons 3. Energy Balance and Temperature 4. Atmospheric Pressure and Wind II. WATER IN THE ATMOSPHERE 5. Atmospheric Moisture 6. Cloud Development and Forms 7. Precipitation Processes III. DISTRIBUTION AND MOVEMENT OF AIR 8. Atmospheric Circulation and Pressure Distributions 9. Air Masses and Fronts IV. DISTURBANCES 10. Mid-Latitude Cyclones 11. Lightning, Thunder, and Tornadoes 12. Tropical Storms and Hurricanes V. HUMAN ACTIVITIES AND SPECIAL TOPICS 13. Weather Forecasting and Analysis 14. Human Effects: Air Pollution and Heat Islands VI. CURRENT, PAST AND FUTURE CLIMATES 15. Earth's Climates 16. Climate Changes: Past and Future VII. SPECIAL TOPICS AND APPENDICES 17. Atmospheric Optics Appendix A: Unit of Measurement and Conversions Appendix B: The Standard Atmosphere Appendix C: Weather Map Symbols Appendix D: Weather Extremes

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