Atmosphere An Introduction to Meteorology

ISBN-10: 0321587332

ISBN-13: 9780321587336

Edition: 11th 2010

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Reinforcing basic concepts with everyday, easy-to-grasp examples, this highly regarded volume remains the standard introduction to meteorology and the atmosphere components, problems, and applications.Introduction to the Atmosphere; Heating Earthrsquo;s Surface and Atmosphere; Temperature; Moisture and Atmospheric Stability; Forms of Condensation and Precipitation; Air Pressure and Winds; Circulation of the Atmosphere; Air Masses; Weather Patterns; Thunderstorms and Tornadoes; Hurricanes; Weather Analysis and Forecasting; Air Pollution; The Changing Climate; World Climates; Optical Phenomena of the Atmosphere.A useful reference for anyone interested in learning more about meteorology.
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Book details

List price: $152.40
Edition: 11th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 1/9/2009
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 528
Size: 9.00" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.234

Fred Lutgens andEd Tarbuck have been good friends and colleagues since 1970. Between them, they have more than 57 years of experience teaching geology to undergraduates, and both have been recognized with awards as excellent and inspiring professors. They share a special interest in introducing geology to beginning students and a belief in the value of field experiences for students of all levels. Lutgens and Tarbuck published their first college text, Earth Science, In 1976. That book, winner of the McGuffy Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association, Is now going into its tenth edition. In 1983, As the first edition of Earth was being prepared, gifted geology illustrator Dennis Tasa joined the author team. Since then the three have collaborated on more than twenty projects. Not only do Tarbuck, Lutgens, and Tasa work well together creatively; they also enjoy spending time in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Tasa's New Mexico studio. Tarbuck enjoys downhill skiing in Colorado, fly fishing near his childhood home in Northern Minnesota, and spending time in the Cascades. Lutgens is an avid runner, and when he can make the time, truly enjoys hiking the canyons of the Colorado Plateau. Although Lutgens and Tarbuck think alike on many issues, they don't agree on everything. Lutgens is devoted to jazz and classical music, whereas Tarbuck prefers pop artists or a good country station.

Introduction to the Atmosphere
Heating Earth's Surface and Atmosphere
Temperature
Moisture and Atmospheric Stability
Forms of Condensation and Precipitation
Air Pressure and Winds
Circulation of the Atmosphere
Air Masses
Weather Patterns
Thunderstorms and Tornadoes
Hurricanes
Weather Analysis and Forecasting
Air Pollution
The Changing Climate
World Climates
Optical Phenomena of the Atmosphere
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