Essentials of Meteorology (with MeteorologyNOW and InfoTrac ) / Edition 4

Essentials of Meteorology (with MeteorologyNOW and InfoTrac ) / Edition 4

by C. Donald Ahrens
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534422640

ISBN-13: 9780534422646

Pub. Date: 08/03/2004

Publisher: Cengage Learning


This updated and enhanced Fourth Edition of ESSENTIALS OF METEOROLOGY is written by the most widely read, trusted author in introductory meteorology. Ahrens' ability to explain relatively complicated ideas in a student-friendly, manageable fashion allows even non-science students to visualize the principles of meteorology. Introductory stories at the beginning of…  See more details below

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This updated and enhanced Fourth Edition of ESSENTIALS OF METEOROLOGY is written by the most widely read, trusted author in introductory meteorology. Ahrens' ability to explain relatively complicated ideas in a student-friendly, manageable fashion allows even non-science students to visualize the principles of meteorology. Introductory stories at the beginning of each chapter draw students naturally into the discussion while "Did You Know?" sections highlight interesting weather facts and recent meteorological events. Updated material in this edition includes new Weather Watch and Focus boxes, as well as updated art, maps, and figures. The package of teaching and learning tools to accompany this text will now include course management, and a FREE, brand-new, student tutorial system - MeteorologyNow. MeteorologyNow is Web-based, assessment-driven, completely flexible, and contains a wealth of book-specific interactivities. It also offers a personalized learning plan based on each student's assessment results, helping the student focus on the concepts they don't yet understand. This complete teaching package provides each student with fun, interactive learning opportunities and an even greater chance for success.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534422646
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
08/03/2004
Series:
Available Titles CengageNOW Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


1. The Earth's Atmosphere. 2. Warming the Earth and the Atmosphere. 3. Humidity, Condensation, and Clouds. 5. Cloud Development and Precipitation. 6. Air Pressure and Winds. 7. Atmospheric Circulations. 8. Air Masses, Fronts, and Middle-Latitude Cyclones. 9. Weather Forecasting. 10. Thunderstorms and Tornadoes. 11. Hurricanes. 12. Air Pollution. 13. Global Climate. 14. Climate Change. 15. Light, Color, and Atmospheric Optics. Appendix A: Units, Conversions, Abbreviations, and Equations. Appendix B: Equations and Constants. Appendix C: Weather Symbols and the Station Model. Appendix D: Humidity and Dew-Point Tables (Psychromatic Tables). Appendix E: Köppen's Climatic Classification System. Appendix F: Heat Index (HI) Table. Appendix G. Beaufort Wind Scale (Overland). Appendix H: Standard Atmosphere. Additional Reading Material. Glossary. Index. Credits.

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