Understanding Weather and Climate

ISBN-10: 0131015826

ISBN-13: 9780131015821

Edition: 3rd 2004

List price: $100.00
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For courses in Introductory Meteorology. This meteorology text focuses on explanation aboutrather than description ofthe processes that produce Earth's weather and climate. It emphasizes a non-mathematical understanding of physical principles as a vehicle for learning about atmospheric processes. Additionally, difficult-to-visualize topics are reinforced with a series of software tutorials presented on a CD-ROM packaged with the book.
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Book details

List price: $100.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/24/2003
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 592
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 3.234
Language: English

Energy and Mass
Composition and Structure of the Atmosphere
Solar Radiation and the Seasons
Energy Balance and Temperature
Atmospheric Pressure and Wind
Water in the Atmosphere
Atmospheric Moisture
Cloud Development and Forms
Precipitation Processes
Distribution and Movement of Air
Atmospheric Circulation and Pressure Distributions
Air Masses and Fronts
Disturbances
Mid-Latitude Cyclones
Lightning, Thunder, and Tornadoes
Tropical Storms and Hurricanes
Human Activities and Special Topics
Weather Forecasting and Analysis
Human Effects: Air Pollution and Heat Islands
Current, Past and Future Climates
Earth's Climates
Climate Changes: Past and Future
Special Topics and Appendices
Atmospheric Optics
Unit of Measurement and Conversions
The Standard Atmosphere
Weather Map Symbols
Weather Extremes
Glossary
Index
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