Meteorology / Edition 6

Meteorology / Edition 6

by Richard A. Anthes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0023036605

ISBN-13: 9780023036606

Pub. Date: 10/28/1991

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

This succinct, compact introduction to meteorology is designed especially for those with minimal background in science and mathematics. Using an exceptionally readable, extensively illustrated, and interest-sustaining approach, it describes all the essential features of the atmosphere — including weather, climate, and climate change. Covers all major weather…  See more details below

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This succinct, compact introduction to meteorology is designed especially for those with minimal background in science and mathematics. Using an exceptionally readable, extensively illustrated, and interest-sustaining approach, it describes all the essential features of the atmosphere — including weather, climate, and climate change. Covers all major weather and climate topics — atmospheric composition and air pollution, clouds and precipitation, atmospheric energy cycles, causes of wind systems and the jet stream, cyclones and anticyclones, severe weather (including thunderstorms, tornadoes and hurricanes), and cause of climate and climate change (natural and human). Describes how weather forecasting is done. Explains how significant changes to the global environment — and probably climate — are being caused by rapidly increasing number of humans and our increased consumption of energy and other raw materials.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780023036606
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
10/28/1991
Series:
Macmillan Earth Science Ser.
Edition description:
6th ed
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1The Air Around Us1
2Clouds and Precipitation31
3The Atmosphere's Energy51
4Air in Motion71
5Atmospheric Circulations and Storms97
6Weather Forecasting137
7Climate155
8Global Change177
App. IUnits Used in This Book199
App. IIStandard Atmosphere201
App. IIIPlotting Model for Sea-Level Weather Chart202
App. IVPlotting Model for Upper-Air Chart203
App. VSupplementary Readings204
Index207

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