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Atmosphere : An Introduction to Meteorology / With CD

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

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

ISBN13: 9780131015678

ISBN10: 0131015672

Atmosphere : An Introduction to Meteorology / With CD by Frederick Lutgens, Edward Tarbuck and Dennis Tasa - ISBN 9780131015678
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 9TH 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
International: No
Atmosphere : An Introduction to Meteorology / With CD by Frederick Lutgens, Edward Tarbuck and Dennis Tasa - ISBN 9780131015678

ISBN13: 9780131015678

ISBN10: 0131015672

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 9TH 04

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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 principles.


  • 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.

Author Bio

Lutgens, Frederick K. : Emeritus, Illinois Central College

Tarbuck, Edward J. : (Emeritus) Illinois Central College

Tasa, Dennis :

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the Atmosphere.
2. Heating Earth's Surface and Atmosphere.
3. Temperature.
4. Moisture and Atmospheric Stability.
5. Forms of Condensation and Precipitation.
6. Air Pressure and Winds.
7. Circulation of the Atmosphere.
8. Air Masses.
9. Weather Patterns.
10. Thunderstorms and Tornadoes.
11. Hurricanes.
12. Weather Analysis and Forecasting.
13. Air Pollution.
14. The Changing Climate.
15. World Climates.
16. Optical Phenomena of the Atmosphere.