Meteorology / Edition 7

Meteorology / Edition 7

by Richard A. Anthes
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0132310449

ISBN-13: 9780132310444

Pub. Date: 07/19/1996

Publisher: Pearson

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

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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:
9780132310444
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
07/19/1996
Series:
Prentice Hall Earth Science Series
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. The Air Around Us.

2. Clouds and Precipitation.

3. The Atmosphere's Energy.

4. Air in Motion.

5. Atmospheric Circulations and Storms.

6. Weather Forecasting.

7. Climate.

8. Global Change.

Appendix 1. Units Used in This Book.

Appendix 2. Standard Atmosphere.

Appendix 3. Plotting Model for Sea-Level Weather Chart.

Appendix 4. Plotting Model for Upper-Air Chart.

Appendix 5. Supplementary Readings.

Index.

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