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Essentials of Meteorology: An Invitation to the Atmosphere / Edition 7

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Overview

This updated and enhanced seventh edition of ESSENTIALS OF METEOROLOGY is written by the most widely read and authoritative author in introductory meteorology-Donald Ahrens. Ahrens's ability to explain relatively complicated ideas in a student-friendly, manageable fashion allows even non-science students to visualize the principles of meteorology. The text's clear and inviting narrative is supplemented by numerous pedagogical features that encourage observing, calculating, and synthesizing information. New critical thinking questions linked to key figures and concept animation boxes point to online animations and appendices allowing students to immediately apply the text material to the world around them—and understand the underlying meteorological principles.

An introduction to topics related to everyday experiences with weather: the atmosphere, temperature, clouds and precipitation, wind, storms, air pollution, and more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781285462363
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2014
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 321,032
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Don Ahrens is Professor Emeritus at Modesto Junior College in Modesto, California. The best-selling author of two Cengage Learning texts, Professor Ahrens received the Textbook and Academic Authors Association's McGuffey Longevity Award for the 9th Edition of his market-leading METEOROLOGY TODAY. He has influenced countless professionals in the field of atmospheric science as well as hundreds of thousands of students who use his books to better understand weather and climate. In 2007, the National Weather Association awarded Professor Ahrens a lifetime achievement award for these accomplishments.

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Table of Contents

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 Cyclones. 9. Weather Forecasting. 10. Thunderstorms and Tornadoes. 11. Hurricanes. 12. Climate Change. 13. Global Climate. 14. Air Pollution. 15. Light, Color, and Atmospheric Optics.

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