The Atmosphere: An Introduction to Meteorology eBook (14e) : 9780134801018

The Atmosphere: An Introduction to Meteorology eBook (14e)

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About the book: For introductory meteorology courses. Provide the perfect storm of rich media and active learning tools.

The Atmosphere: An Introduction to Meteorology remains the definitive introductory meteorology text, reinforcing basic concepts with easy-to-grasp, everyday examples. Authors Lutgens and Tarbuck, now joined by Redina Herman, present meteorology with a friendly, largely non-technical narrative, timely coverage of recent atmospheric events, and carefully crafted artwork by leading science illustrator Dennis Tasa.

The 14th Edition includes a new, easier-to-navigate design, and a more student-oriented approach that provides a clear learning path throughout the text. New pedagogical improvements, including pull quotes that act as guideposts, end-of-chapter questions and problems, and online exercises and activities, are available in Mastering™ Meteorology to help students understand the processes that control our weather and apply this information in their daily lives

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Table of contents
1. Introduction to the Atmosphere

2. Heating Earth’s Surface and Atmosphere

3. Temperature

4. Moisture and Atmospheric Stability

5. Forms of Condensation and Precipitation

6. Air Pressure and Winds

7. Circulation of the Atmosphere

8. Air Masses

9. Midlatitude Cyclones

10. Thunderstorms and Tornadoes

11. Hurricanes

12. Weather Analysis and Forecasting

13. Air Pollution

14. The Changing Climate

15. World Climates

16. Optical Phenomena of the Atmosphere

Appendix A: Metric Units

Appendix B: Explanation and Decoding of the Daily Weather Map

Appendix C: Relative Humidity and Dew-Point Tables

Appendix D: Laws Relating to Gases

Appendix E: Newton’s Laws, Pressure--Gradient Force, and Coriolis Force

Appendix F: Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale

Appendix G: Climate Data
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