Meteorology Today

ISBN-10: 0495555738
ISBN-13: 9780495555735
Edition: 9th 2009
Authors: C. Donald Ahrens
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List price: $234.95
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 7/2/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 624
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 4.268
Language: English

METEOROLOGY TODAY, Ninth Edition, is one of the most widely used and authoritative texts for the introductory meteorology course. This ninth edition helps you understand and appreciate the dynamic nature of the inevitable weather phenomena that continually influence our lives. The texts clear and inviting narrative is supplemented by numerous pedagogical features that encourage observing, calculating, and synthesizing information.

David A. Yalof (Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University; B.A. and J.D., University of Virginia) is Professor and Department Head of Political Science at the University of Connecticut. His expertise and teaching and research interests include constitutional law, judicial politics, and the presidency. Professor Yalof is the author of PURSUIT OF JUSTICES: PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS AND THE SELECTION OF SUPREME COURT NOMINEES, winner of the American Political Science Association's Richard E. Neustadt Prize for the Best Book on the Presidency. He is also the co-author of THE FIRST AMENDMENT AND THE MEDIA IN THE COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION (with Kenneth Dautrich) and THE FUTURE OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT: THE DIGITAL MEDIA, CIVIC EDUCATION, AND FREE EXPRESSION RIGHTS IN AMERICA'S HIGH SCHOOLS (also with Ken Dautrich). Dr. Yalof has written numerous articles for publications such as Political Research Quarterly, Judicature, and Constitutional Commentary. His most recent work, PROSECUTION AMONG FRIENDS: PRESIDENTS, ATTORNEYS GENERAL, AND EXECUTIVE BRANCH WRONGDOING was published by the Texas A & M University Press. He is currently working on a book-length project examining the role that constitutional precedents played in the recent debate over health care reform.Don Ahrens is Professor Emeritus at Modesto Junior College in Modesto, California. The best-selling 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.

The Earth and its Atmosphere
Energy: Warming the Earth and the Atmosphere
Seasonal and Daily Temperatures
Atmospheric Moisture
Condensation: Dew, Fog, and Clouds
Stability and Cloud Development
Precipitation
The Atmosphere in Motion: Air Pressure and Winds
Wind: Small-Scale and Local Systems
Wind: Global Systems
Air Masses and Fronts
Middle-Latitude Cyclones
Weather Forecasting
Thunderstorms and Tornadoes
Hurricanes
Climate Change
Global Climate
Air Pollution
Light, Color, and Atmospheric Optics
Units, Conversions, Abbreviations, and Equations
Weather Symbols and the Station Model
Beaufort Wind Scale
Humidity and Dew-Point Tables
Instant Weather Forecast Chart
Changing GMT and UTC to Local Time
Heat Index (HI) Table
Standard Atmosphere
Hurricane Tracking Chart
Adiabatic Chart

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