The Atmosphere: An Introduction to Meteorology / Edition 7

The Atmosphere: An Introduction to Meteorology / Edition 7

by Frederick K. Lutgens, Edward Tarbuck
     
 

ISBN-10: 0137429746

ISBN-13: 9780137429745

Pub. Date: 07/28/1997

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

This reader-friendly book offers current and comprehensive information about the atmosphere—its components, problems, and applications. It features everyday examples to help the reader understand weather and climate, with incredible photographs, satellite images, and line art.Broad in scope and clearly and concisely written, this book features such topics as

Overview

This reader-friendly book offers current and comprehensive information about the atmosphere—its components, problems, and applications. It features everyday examples to help the reader understand weather and climate, with incredible photographs, satellite images, and line art.Broad in scope and clearly and concisely written, this book features such topics as temperature, moisture and atmospheric stability, condensation and precipitation, air pressure and winds, circulation, air masses, weather patterns, thunderstorms and tornadoes, hurricanes, air pollution, world climates, and optical phenomena.For readers interested in a book that discusses up-to-date weather and climate issues that affect the world's people everyday; can also be utilized as a reference text for those in the field of meteorology and other earth sciences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780137429745
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
07/28/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
434
Product dimensions:
8.23(w) x 10.32(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the Atmosphere.
2. Heating Earth's Surface and Atmosphere.
3. Temperature.
4. Moisture and Atmospheric Stability.
5. Forms of Condensation and Precipitation.
6. Air Pressure and Winds.
7. Circulation of the Atmosphere.
8. Air Masses.
9. Weather Patterns.
10. Thunderstorms and Tornadoes.
11. Hurricanes.
12. Weather Analysis and Forecasting.
13. Air Pollution.
14. The Changing Climate.
15. World Climates.
16. Optical Phenomena of the Atmosphere.

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