Meteorology Today: An Introduction to Weather, Climate, and the Environment / Edition 5

Paperback (Print)
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$59.50
(Save 39%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 97%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (28) from $1.99   
  • New (1) from $60.00   
  • Used (27) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$60.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(177)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

METEOROLOGY TODAY has for many years been one of the most widely used and authoritative texts for the introductory meteorology course. Each edition is extensively reviewed by leading researchers in the field to ensure that the text remains completely up-to-date and reflects today's current understanding of meteorological concepts. Author Donald Ahrens has been widely praised for his ability to explain relatively complicated ideas so that even under-prepared students can understand them. The text's clear and inviting presentation is supplemented by numerous pedagogical features that help augment students' understanding. Introductory stories found at the beginning of each chapter draws students naturally into the discussion. In-chapter reviews then help students to consolidate their understanding as they read, while four types of end-of-chapter exercises provide opportunities for everything from further review to in-class discussion questions. Graphics are carefully designed and subsequently refined so that the key ideas clearly emerge. Many of the photos in the book are taken by the author and provide unmatched images of dramatic weather phenomena. A unique and popular feature over this title's seven editions has been the foldout cloud chart at the back of the book. A wealth of online resources accompanies METEOROLOGY TODAY, Seventh Edition, allowing professors to integrate striking and illuminative interactive weather exercises into their course. Many of the exercises on the BLUE SKIES CD-ROM packaged FREE with each new copy of the text are tied to downloadable real-time weather data, offering instructors an easy way to bring the exploration of current weather events into the course discussion.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780314027795
  • Publisher: West Group
  • Publication date: 5/28/1994
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 591
  • Product dimensions: 8.58 (w) x 10.94 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Table of Contents

1. THE EARTH AND ITS ATMOSPHERE. Overview of the Earth's Atmosphere. Vertical Structure of the Atmosphere. Weather and Climate. 2. ENERGY: WARMING THE EARTH AND THE ATMOSPHERE. Energy, Temperature, and Heat. Heat Transfer in the Atmosphere. Radiation. Balancing Act—Absorption, Emission, and Equilibrium. Incoming Solar Energy. 3. SEASONAL AND DAILY TEMPERATURES. Why the Earth Has Seasons. Local Seasonal Variations. Daily Temperature Variations. The Controls of Temperature. Air Temperature Data. Air Temperature and Human Comfort. Measuring Air Temperature. 4. LIGHT, COLOR, AND ATMOSPHERIC OPTICS. White and Colors. White Clouds and Scattered Light. Blue Skies and Hazy Days. Red Suns and Blue Moons. Twinkling, Twilight, and the Green Flash. The Mirage: Seeing Is Not Believing. Halos, Sundogs, and Sun Pillars. Rainbows. Coronas, Glories, and Heiligenschein. 5. ATMOSPHERIC MOISTURE. Water in the Atmosphere. Absolute Humidity. Specific Humidity and Mixing Ratio. Vapor Pressure. Relative Humidity. 6. CONDENSATION: DEW, FOG, AND CLOUDS. The Formation of Dew and Frost. Condensation Nuclei. Haze. Fog. Foggy Weather. Clouds. 7. STABILITY AND CLOUD DEVELOPMENT. Atmospheric Stability. Determining Stability. Cloud Development. 8. PRECIPITATION. Precipitation Processes. Precipitation Types. Measuring Precipitation. 9. THE ATMOSPHERE IN MOTION: AIR PRESSURE, FORCES, AND WINDS. Atmospheric Pressure. Surface and Upper-Level Charts. Newton's Laws of Motion. Forces that Influence the Winds. Winds and Vertical Air Motions. 10. WIND: SMALL-SCALE AND LOCAL SYSTEMS. Small-Scale Winds Interacting with the Environment. Determining Wind Direction and Speed. Local Wind Systems. 11. WIND: GLOBAL SYSTEMS. General Circulation of the Atmosphere. Jet Streams. Atmosphere-Ocean Interactions. El Niño and the Southern Oscillation. Other Temperature Fluctuations and Climate Patterns. 12. AIR MASSES AND FRONTS. Air Masses. Fronts. 13. MIDDLE LATITUDE CYCLONES. Polar Front Theory. Where Do Mid-Latitude Cyclones Tend to Form? Vertical Structure of Deep Pressure Systems. Upper Level Waves and Surface Storms. The Necessary Ingredients for a Developing Wave Cyclone. Polar Lows. Vorticity, Divergence, and Developing Storm Systems. 14. WEATHER FORECASTING. Acquisition of Weather Information. Weather Forecasting Methods. Predicting the Weather from Local Signs. Weather Forecasting Using Surface Charts. A Meteorologist Makes a Prediction. 15. THUNDERSTORMS AND TORNADOES. Thunderstorms. Tornadoes. Severe Weather and Doppler Radar. Waterspouts. 16. HURRICANES. Tropical Weather. Anatomy of a Hurricane. Hurricane Formation and Dissipation. Naming Hurricanes. 17. AIR POLLUTION. A Brief History of Air Pollution. Types and Sources of Air Pollutants. Factors that Affect Air Pollution. Air Pollution and the Urban Environment. Acid Deposition. 18. GLOBAL CLIMATE. A World with Many Climates. Climatic Classification. The Global Pattern of Climate. 19. CLIMATE CHANGE. The Earth's Changing Climate. Possible Causes of Climatic Change. Global Warming. 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.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)