Exercises for Weather and Climate / Edition 6

Exercises for Weather and Climate / Edition 6

by Greg Carbone
     
 

This introductory meteorology/weather and climate laboratory manual consists of 18 exercises that combine data analysis, problem-solving, and experimentation with questions designed to encourage critical thinking. Each lab manual comes automatically packaged with a CD-ROM that contains software for use with some of the exercises. Updated content employs a different… See more details below

Overview

This introductory meteorology/weather and climate laboratory manual consists of 18 exercises that combine data analysis, problem-solving, and experimentation with questions designed to encourage critical thinking. Each lab manual comes automatically packaged with a CD-ROM that contains software for use with some of the exercises. Updated content employs a different approach to presenting Coriolis force, upper-air, and surface winds, and integrates real-world data to illustrate these concepts; also contains a new version of GeoClock in Chapter 3. A new interface, designed in Flash, launches all computer software. Interactive computer modules—presented as JAVA applets—examines topics such as Earth-Sun geometry, radiation fluxes, moisture, hurricanes, and climate controls. A supplemental lab manual for experience in meteorology, atmospheric science, and weather and climate professions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131497016
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
03/13/2006
Edition description:
With CD-ROM
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.64(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

1. Vertical Structure of the Atmosphere.
2. Earth-Sun Geometry.
3. GeoClock.
4. The Surface Energy Budget.
5. Simulating the Earth's Energy Budget.
6. Atmospheric Moisture.
7. Saturation and Atmospheric Stability.
8. Cloud Droplets and Raindrops.
9. Atmospheric Motion.
10. Weather Map Analysis.
11. Mid-Latitude Cyclones.
12. Thunderstorms and Tornadoes.
13. Hurricanes.
14. Climatic Controls.
15. Climate Classification.
16. World Climates.
17. Climatic Variability and Change.
18. Simulating Climatic Change.
Appendix A: Dimensions and Units.
Appendix B: Earth Measures.
Appendix C: Weather.

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