Meteorology: Understanding the Atmosphere (with CengageNOW Printed Access Card) / Edition 2by Steven Ackerman, John A. Knox
Pub. Date: 03/08/2006
Publisher: Cengage Learning
An entirely new way for students to observe, analyze, and understand meteorology, - Steven A. Ackerman and John A. Knox's METEOROLOGY: UNDERSTANDING THE ATMOSPHERE is scientific, topical, and scholarly. The authors use vivid photographs and compelling real-life stories to present the subject of weather as it directly affects your students. METEOROLOGY… See more details below
An entirely new way for students to observe, analyze, and understand meteorology, - Steven A. Ackerman and John A. Knox's METEOROLOGY: UNDERSTANDING THE ATMOSPHERE is scientific, topical, and scholarly. The authors use vivid photographs and compelling real-life stories to present the subject of weather as it directly affects your students. METEOROLOGY generates genuine enthusiasm for the subject by using conceptual models and engaging narrative to truly make weather phenomena come alive. METEOROLOGY emphasizes how we observe the atmosphere and then uses those observations to explain atmospheric phenomena. New "Observational Questions" further extend this emphasis by asking students to analyze photographs, data, or their own experiences. By learning how to interpret scientific observations of the atmosphere, students can deepen their understanding of the subject. The second edition offers complete integration with MeteorologyNow™, the first assessment-driven and student-centered online learning solution created specifically for this course. MeteorologyNow™ uses a series of chapter-specific diagnostic tests to build a personalized learning plan for each student, allowing students to focus their study time on specific areas of weaknesses. Each personalized learning plan directs students to specific text sections as well as to a set of over three dozen Java applets designed to augment their understanding. These acclaimed applets, designed by Tom Whittaker and co-author Steven Ackerman, are divided into two types, "Observational Learning" applets deal with interpreting satellite imagery and "Atmospheric Explorations" extend the book's treatment of key topics, such as weather map analysis and numerical weather models.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to the Atmosphere. 2. The Energy Cycle. 3. Temperature. 4. Water in the Atmosphere. 5. Observing the Atmosphere. 6. Atmospheric Forces and Wind. 7. Global-Scale Winds. 8. Atmosphere-Ocean Interactions: El Nino and Tropical Cyclones. 9. Air Masses and Fronts. 10. Extratropical Cyclones And Anticyclones. 11. Thunderstorms and Tornadoes. 12. Small-Scale Winds. 13. Weather Forecasting. 14. Past and Present Climates. 15. Human Influences on Climate.
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