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Understanding Weather and Climate

Understanding Weather and Climate - 5th edition

Understanding Weather and Climate - 5th edition

ISBN13: 9780321595508

ISBN10: 0321595505

Understanding Weather and Climate by Edward Aguado and James E. Burt - ISBN 9780321595508
Edition: 5TH 10
Copyright: 2010
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published:
International: No
Understanding Weather and Climate by Edward Aguado and James E. Burt - ISBN 9780321595508

ISBN13: 9780321595508

ISBN10: 0321595505

Edition: 5TH 10

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Summary

This book applies qualitative reasoning and appeal to everyday occurrences to understand atmospheric behavior. Accompanying software illustrates concepts with animated and narrated tutorials, along with video footage of atmospheric phenomena. Composition and Structure of the Atmosphere; Solar Radiation and the Seasons; Energy Balance and Temperature; Atmospheric Pressure and Wind; Atmospheric Moisture; Cloud Development and Forms; Precipitation Processes. Atmospheric Circulation and Pressure Distributions; Air Masses and Fronts; Mid-Latitude Cyclones; Lightning, Thunder, and Tornadoes; Tropical Storms and Hurricanes; Weather Forecasting and Analysis; Human Effects: Air Pollution and Heat Islands; Earth's Climates; Climate Changes: Past and Future; Atmospheric Optics. A useful reference for anyone who wants to learn more about Earth's climate and weather.

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. Glossary. Index.