Essentials of Meteorology: An Invitation to the Atmosphere

Essentials of Meteorology: An Invitation to the Atmosphere

by C. Donald Ahrens
     
 

ISBN-10: 0314012451

ISBN-13: 9780314012456

Pub. Date: 01/28/1993

Publisher: West Group

This total learning package for the introductory meteorology course includes much more than a text—the book is packaged with the exciting Blue Skies™ CD-ROM. At the core of this learning package is Ahrens' respected text, which presents the fundamental concepts of meteorology in the context of everyday weather observations. Fun and easy to understand and

Overview

This total learning package for the introductory meteorology course includes much more than a text—the book is packaged with the exciting Blue Skies™ CD-ROM. At the core of this learning package is Ahrens' respected text, which presents the fundamental concepts of meteorology in the context of everyday weather observations. Fun and easy to understand and relate to, the book and its cumulative organization enables students to build on each concept and gain greater understanding into the dynamic nature of the atmosphere.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780314012456
Publisher:
West Group
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
437

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. The Earth's Atmosphere. 2. Warming the Earth and the Atmosphere. 3. Air Temperature. 4. Humidity, Condensation, and Clouds. 5. Cloud Development and Precipitation. 6. Air Pressure and Winds. 7. Atmospheric Circulations. 8. Air Masses, Fronts, and Middle Latitude Storms. 9. Weather Forecasting. 10. Thunderstorms and Tornadoes. 11. Hurricanes. 12. Air Pollution. 13. Climate Change. 14. Global Climate. 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. Appendix E: Köppen's Climatic Classification System. Appendix F: Heat Index (Hi) Table. Appendix G: Beaufort Wind Scale. Appendix H: Standard Atmosphere. Additional Reading Material. Glossary. Index. Credits.

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