ISBN-10:
0495118575
ISBN-13:
9780495118572
Pub. Date:
02/22/2010
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Extreme Weather and Climate

Extreme Weather and Climate

by C. Donald Ahrens, Perry J. Samson

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Overview

Extreme Weather and Climate

Interested in tornadoes, floods, severe thunderstorms, and hurricanes? FUNDAMENTALS OF EXTREME WEATHER explains how, when, and why dramatic weather events occur, what the devastating human impacts can be, and what meteorologists can do to predict and prevent them.

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ISBN-13: 9780495118572
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 02/22/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 400,697
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Don Ahrens is Professor Emeritus at Modesto Junior College in Modesto, California. The bestselling author of two Cengage Learning texts, Professor Ahrens received the Textbook and Academic Authors Association's McGuffey Longevity Award for the 9th Edition of his market-leading METEOROLOGY TODAY. He has influenced countless professionals in the field of atmospheric science as well as hundreds of thousands of students who use his books to better understand weather and climate. In 2007, the National Weather Association awarded Professor Ahrens a lifetime achievement award for these accomplishments.


Perry Samson is currently a professor in the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences at the University of Michigan. Samson holds an Arthur F. Thurmond Professorship in recognition of "outstanding contributions to undergraduate education" and is recipient of the university's Teaching Innovation Prize. Professor Samson annually leads a team of undergraduate students to study the formation of supercell thunderstorms in the Great Plains. He is also a co-founder of the popular weather website, The Weather Underground (http://www.wunderground.com).

Table of Contents

1. The Turbulent Atmosphere. 2. Energy That Drives the Storms. 3. Temperature and Humidity Extremes. 4. Condensation in the Atmosphere. 5. Clouds and Stability. 6. Precipitation Extremes. 7. Atmospheric Motions. 8. Wind Systems. 9. Air Masses and Fronts. 10. Mid-Latitude Cyclonic Storms. 11. Thunderstorms. 12. Tornadoes. 13. Hurricanes. 14. Forecasting. 15. Climate Modifications and Change.

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