Atmosphere: An Introduction to Meteorology / Edition 12by Frederick K. Lutgens
Pub. Date: 01/10/2012
Publisher: Prentice Hall
This reader-friendly book offers current and comprehensive information about the atmosphereits components, problems, and applications. It features everyday examples to help the reader understand weather and climate, with incredible photographs, satellite images, and line art.Broad in scope and clearly and concisely written, this book features such topics as temperature, moisture and atmospheric stability, condensation and precipitation, air pressure and winds, circulation, air masses, weather patterns, thunderstorms and tornadoes, hurricanes, air pollution, world climates, and optical phenomena.For readers interested in a book that discusses up-to-date weather and climate issues that affect the world's people everyday; can also be utilized as a reference text for those in the field of meteorology and other earth sciences.
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Table of Contents
2. Heating Earth's Surface and Atmosphere.
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.
12. Weather Analysis and Forecasting.
13. Air Pollution.
14. The Changing Climate.
15. World Climates.
16. Optical Phenomena of the Atmosphere.
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