Meteorology: Understanding the Atmosphere / Edition 2

Meteorology: Understanding the Atmosphere / Edition 2

by Steven Ackerman, John A. Knox
     
 

ISBN-10: 049511216X

ISBN-13: 9780495112167

Pub. Date: 03/08/2006

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Observe, analyze, and understand meteorology in an entirely new way with METEOROLOGY: UNDERSTANDING THE ATMOSPHERE. You'll find vivid photographs and compelling real-life stories as well as conceptual models and engaging narrative that make weather phenomena come alive. Observational Questions ask you to analyze photographs, data, or their own experiences. By

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Observe, analyze, and understand meteorology in an entirely new way with METEOROLOGY: UNDERSTANDING THE ATMOSPHERE. You'll find vivid photographs and compelling real-life stories as well as conceptual models and engaging narrative that make weather phenomena come alive. Observational Questions ask you to analyze photographs, data, or their own experiences. By learning how to interpret scientific observations of the atmosphere, you can deepen your understanding of the subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495112167
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
03/08/2006
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
512

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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