Understanding Weather and Climate

ISBN-10: 0321595505
ISBN-13: 9780321595508
Edition: 5th 2010
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Book details

List price: $148.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/13/2009
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 608
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

This book applies qualitative reasoning and appeal to everyday occurrences to understand atmospheric behavior. Accompanying software illustrates concepts with animated and narrated tutorials, along with video footage of atmospheric phenomena. Composition and Structure of the Atmosphere; Solar Radiation and the Seasons; Energy Balance and Temperature; Atmospheric Pressure and Wind; Atmospheric Moisture; Cloud Development and Forms; Precipitation Processes. Atmospheric Circulation and Pressure Distributions; Air Masses and Fronts; Mid-Latitude Cyclones; Lightning, Thunder, and Tornadoes; Tropical Storms and Hurricanes; Weather Forecasting and Analysis; Human Effects: Air Pollution and Heat Islands; Earth's Climates; Climate Changes: Past and Future; Atmospheric Optics. A useful reference for anyone who wants to learn more about Earthrsquo;s climate and weather.

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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