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Extreme Weather and Climate
     

Extreme Weather and Climate

by C. Donald Ahrens, Perry J. Samson
 

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ISBN-10: 0495118575

ISBN-13: 9780495118572

Pub. Date: 02/22/2010

Publisher: Cengage Learning


Written in down-to-earth style, vividly illustrated and full of technology support, this text will give you a broad scientific understanding of the forces of nature that are sometimes unleashed in such life-changing events as hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and severe thunderstorms.

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Written in down-to-earth style, vividly illustrated and full of technology support, this text will give you a broad scientific understanding of the forces of nature that are sometimes unleashed in such life-changing events as hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and severe thunderstorms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495118572
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/22/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
559,824
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

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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