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…  See more details below

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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
Ch. 1Introduction: The Earth and Its Atmosphere1
Ch. 2Wanting the Earth and the Atmosphere25
Ch. 3Air Temperature53
Ch. 4Humidity, Condensation, and Clouds73
Ch. 5Cloud Development and Precipitation105
Ch. 6Air Pressure and Winds131
Ch. 7Atmospheric Circulations157
Ch. 8Air Masses, Fronts, and Middle Latitude Storms187
Ch. 9Weather Forecasting219
Ch. 10Thunderstorms and Tornadoes243
Ch. 11Hurricanes275
Ch. 12Air Pollution295
Ch. 13Climate Change315
Ch. 14Global Climate339
Ch. 15Light, Color, and Atmospheric Optics373
Appendix A: Units, Conversions, and Abbreviations395
Appendix B: Equations and Constants398
Appendix C: Weather Symbols and the Station Model401
Appendix D: Humidity and Dew-Point Tables403
Appendix E: Hurricane Names407
Appendix F: Heat Index (HI) Table408
Appendix G: Beaufort Wind Scale409
Appendix H: Standard Atmosphere410
Additional Reading Material411
Glossary415
Index429

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