The Atmosphere: An Introduction to Meteorology / Edition 6

The Atmosphere: An Introduction to Meteorology / Edition 6

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

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… See more details below

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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:
9780133506129
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
10/28/1994
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
462
Product dimensions:
7.09(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Fred Lutgens and Ed Tarbuck are professors emeriti from Illinois Central College. They have been good friends and colleagues since 1970. Between them, they have more than 60 years of experience teaching geoscience to undergraduates, and both have been recognized with awards as excellent and inspiring professors.

Lutgens and Tarbuck published their first college text, Earth Science, in 1976. That book, winner of the McGuffy Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association, is now in its thirteenth edition. In 1983, as the first edition of Earth was being prepared, renowned geoscience illustrator Dennis Tasa joined the author team. Since then, the three have collaborated on more than 25 projects as the dominant author team franchise in the physical geosciences.

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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