The Atmosphere: An Introduction to Meteorology / Edition 10 by Frederick K. Lutgens, Edward J. Tarbuck, Dennis Tasa | | 9780131874626 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The Atmosphere: An Introduction to Meteorology / Edition 10

The Atmosphere: An Introduction to Meteorology / Edition 10

by Frederick K. Lutgens, Edward J. Tarbuck, Dennis Tasa
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131874624

ISBN-13: 9780131874626

Pub. Date: 03/27/2006

Publisher: Prentice Hall

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:
9780131874626
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
03/27/2006
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
8.58(w) x 11.18(h) x 0.96(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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