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.
A textbook for an introductory course on weather and climate. The third edition adds information on the greenhouse effect, global warming and Doppler radar, and 55 color photographs. The internet- activated CD-ROM is titled . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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.