Understanding Weather and Climate

Understanding Weather and Climate

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For courses in Introductory Meteorology.This meteorology text focuses on explanation about--rather than description of--the processes that produce Earth's weather and climate. It emphasizes a non-mathematical understanding of physical principles as a vehicle for learning about atmospheric processes. Additionally, difficult-to-visualize topics are reinforced with a series of software tutorials presented on a CD-ROM packaged with the book.show more

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  • Mixed media product | 592 pages
  • 213.4 x 283 x 23.6mm | 1,465.12g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0131015826
  • 9780131015821

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.show more

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