Essentials of Meteorology An Invitation to the Atmosphere

ISBN-10: 0495115584
ISBN-13: 9780495115588
Edition: 5th 2008
Authors: C. Donald Ahrens
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List price: $210.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 1/31/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

This updated and enhanced Fifth Edition of ESSENTIALS OF METEOROLOGY is written by the widely read and authoritative author in introductory meteorology-Donald Ahrens. Ahrens's ability to explain relatively complicated ideas in a student-friendly, manageable fashion will allow you to easily visualize the principles of meteorology. ESSENTIALS OF METEOROLOGY is completely updated with over 250 new images and figures and the latest research and coverage. This new edition is accompanied by a self-paced tutorial system--ThomsonNOW for ESSENTIALS OF METEOROLOGY. ThomsonNOW is Web-based, assessment-driven, completely flexible, and contains a wealth of book-specific interactivities. It offers a personalized study plan based on your assessment results, helping you focus on the concepts you don't yet understand.

C. Donald Ahrens is Emeritus Professor at Modesto Junior College and the author of two best-selling textbooks for Cengage Learning. The Textbook and Academic Authors Association awarded Professor Ahrens its 2009 McGuffey Longevity Award in the physical science category for his market-leading text METEOROLOGY TODAY, 9e. Dr. Ahrens has influenced not only professionals in the field of atmospheric science, but has brought better understanding of the science to hundreds of thousands of non-atmospheric science majors who used his books to expand their knowledge of weather and climate. In 2007, the National Weather Association awarded Professor Ahrens a lifetime achievement award for these accomplishments.

The Earth's Atmosphere
Overview of the Earth's Atmosphere
Vertical Structure of the Atmosphere
Weather and Climate
Warming The Earth And The Atmosphere
Temperature and Heat Transfer
Balancing Act-Absorption, Emission, and Equilibrium
Incoming Solar Energy
Air Temperature
Daily Temperature Variations
The Controls of Temperature
Air Temperature Data
Measuring Air Temperature
Humidity, Condensation, And Clouds
Circulation of Water in the Atmosphere
Evaporation, Condensation, and Saturation
Humidity
Dew and Frost
Fog
Foggy Weather
Clouds
Cloud Development And Precipitation
Atmospheric Stability
Determining Stability
Cloud Development and Stability
Precipitation Processes
Precipitation Types
Measuring Precipitation
Air Pressure And Winds
Atmospheric Pressure
Measuring Air Pressure
Surface and Upper-Air Charts
Why the Wind Blows
Surface Winds
Winds and Vertical Air Motions
Measuring and Determining Winds
Atmospheric Circulations
Scale of Atmospheric Motion
Eddies-Big and Small
Local Wind Systems
Global Winds
Global Wind Patterns and the Oceans
Air Masses, Fronts, And Middle-Latitude Cyclones
Air Masses
Fronts
Middle-Latitude Cyclones
Weather Forecasting
Acquisition of Weather Information
Weather Forecasting Methods
Weather Forecasting Using Surface Charts
Thunderstorms And Tornadoes
Thunderstorms
Tornadoes
Severe Weather and Doppler Radar
Waterspouts
Hurricanes
Tropical Weather
Anatomy of a Hurricane
Hurricane Formation and Dissipation
Naming Hurricanes
Air Pollution
A Brief History of Air Pollution
Types and Sources of Air Pollutants
Factors That Affect Air Pollution
Air Pollution and the Urban Environment
Acid Deposition
Global Climate
A World with Many Climates
Climatic Classification-The Koppen System
The Global Pattern of Climate
Climate Change
The Earth's Changing Climate
Possible Causes of Climatic Change
Global Warming
Light, Color, And Atmospheric Optics
White and Colors
White Clouds and Scattered Light
Blue Skies and Hazy Days
Red Suns and Blue Moons
Twinkling, Twilight, and the Green Flash
The Mirage: Seeing is Not Believing
Halos, Sundogs, and Sun Pillars
Rainbows
Coronas and Cloud Iridescence
Units, Conversions, Abbreviations, and Equations
Equations and Constants
Weather Symbols and the Station Model
Humidity and Dew-Point Tables (Psychromatic Tables)
Standard Atmosphere
Beaufort Wind Scale (Over Land)
Annual Global Pattern of Precipitation
Koppen's Climatic Classification System
Additional Reading Material
Glossary
Index
Credits

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