Essentials of Meteorology: An Invitation to the Atmosphere (with Blue Skies, College Edition CD-ROM) / Edition 3

Essentials of Meteorology: An Invitation to the Atmosphere (with Blue Skies, College Edition CD-ROM) / Edition 3

by C. Donald Donald Ahrens, C. Donald Ahrens
     
 

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 and four months' free access to InfoTrac® College Edition, an online university library. At the core of this learning package is Ahrens' respected text, which presents the fundamental concepts of… 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 and four months' free access to InfoTrac® College Edition, an online university library. 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:
9780534372002
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
12/28/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
8.64(w) x 11.06(h) x 0.66(d)

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 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: Koppen'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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