Topics are carefully explained and supported with proper examples and analogies to assist readers in analyzing and retaining key concepts.
Without the use of calculus, quantitative treatment is included where necessary to provide students with detailed explanation of the processes discussed that is needed at this upper-level.
A revised art program offers enhanced clarity and gradation of all maps, climographs, and images to better illustrate the diversity of climate within varying climate types.
Covers recent events such as Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy and the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland to offer readers the most current data and information.
Provides greater emphasis on current topics, including the “shale revolution,” the behavior of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, the weakening or possible reversal of “global dimming” in the 21st century, the importance of dimethyl sulfides as drivers and/or modulators of global climate change, and the 2012 sunspot maximum.
Every new printed copy is packaged with full access to the Navigate Companion Website. Students will find a wealth of interactive study and learning tools to help them succeed in their Climatology course.
Instructor resources include PowerPoint Lecture Outlines, PowerPoint Image Bank, and Test Bank.