METEOROLOGY TODAY is an easy-to-understand meteorology textbook that combines clear and inviting narrative with learning aids, such as in-chapter reviews and end-of-chapter exercises that will help you master the material.
C. Donald Ahrens is Emeritus Professor at Modesto Junior College and the author of two best-selling textbooks for Cengage Learning. The Textbook and Academic Authors Association awarded Professor Ahrens its 2009 McGuffey Longevity Award in the physical science category for his market-leading text METEOROLOGY TODAY, 9e. Dr. Ahrens has influenced not only professionals in the field of atmospheric science, but has brought better understanding of the science to hundreds of thousands of non-atmospheric science majors who used his books to expand their knowledge of weather and climate. In 2007, the National Weather Association awarded Professor Ahrens a lifetime achievement award for these accomplishments.
1. The Earth and its Atmosphere. 2. Energy: Warming the Earth and the Atmosphere. 3. Seasonal and Daily Temperatures. 4. Atmospheric Moisture. 5. Condensation: Dew, Fog, and Clouds. 6. Stability and Cloud Development. 7. Precipitation. 8. The Atmosphere in Motion: Air Pressure and Winds. 9. Wind: Small-Scale and Local Systems. 10. Wind: Global Systems. 11. Air Masses and Fronts. 12. Middle Latitude Cyclones. 13. Weather Forecasting. 14. Thunderstorms and Tornadoes. 15. Hurricanes. 16. Climate Change. 17. Air Pollution. 18. Global Climate. 19. Light, Color, and Atmospheric Optics. Appendix A. Units, Conversions, Abbreviations, and Equations. Appendix B. Weather Symbols and the Station Model. Appendix C. Beaufort Wind Scale. Appendix D. Humidity and Dew-Point Tables. Appendix E. Instant Weather Forecast Chart. Appendix F. Changing GMT and UTC to Local Time. Appendix G. Heat Index (HI) Table. Appendix H. Standard Atmosphere. Appendix I. Hurricane Tracking Chart. Appendix J. Adiabatic Chart. Appendix K. Köppen Climatic Classification System. Appendix L. Annual Global Pattern of Precipitation. Appendix M. Climatic Data for Cities Throughout the World.