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The Atmosphere: An Introduction to Meteorology

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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. The Eleventh Edition retains hallmark Tarbuck/Lutgens features: a friendly, largely non-technical narrative, timely coverage of recent atmospheric events, and carefully crafted artwork by leading science illustrator Dennis Tasa. The authors continue to provide current reports, including discussion and photos of “Super Tuesday” (the day of many 2008 presidential primaries) and the tornado outbreak in 24 states. The chapter on climate changeis updated to includethe findings presented in the fourth assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The book's Companion Website is fully updated.

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.

A useful reference for anyone interested in learning more about meteorology.

Synopsis:

Using everyday, easy-to-grasp examples to reinforce basic concepts, this highly regarded handbook remains the standard introduction to meteorology and the atmosphere – components, problems, and applications. Includes the most up-to-date coverage of topics such as: ozone depletion; the ultraviolet index; temperature; dew point temperature and orographic effects; wildfires and weather; thunderstorms and lightning; the record-breaking Florida hurricane season; effects of air pollution, and more. Incorporates top-quality visuals, including new satellite images and illustrations by the award-winning Dennis Tasa, to demonstrate the highly visual nature of meteorology. Uses a largely non-technical writing style to help readers grasp important concepts. For those interested in learning more about meteorology.

 

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. Weather Patterns.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780131874626
Subtitle:
An Introduction to Meteorology
Publisher:
Academic Internet Publishers
Illustrator:
Tasa, Dennis
Author:
Tasa, Dennis
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Author:
Tarbuck, Edward J.
Author:
Tasa, Dennis G.
Author:
Lutgens, Frederick K.
Subject:
Meteorology
Subject:
Weather
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Meteorology & Climatology
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
10
Publication Date:
20090102
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
10.9 x 8.7 x 1.1 in 1372 gr

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Using everyday, easy-to-grasp examples to reinforce basic concepts, this highly regarded handbook remains the standard introduction to meteorology and the atmosphere – components, problems, and applications. Includes the most up-to-date coverage of topics such as: ozone depletion; the ultraviolet index; temperature; dew point temperature and orographic effects; wildfires and weather; thunderstorms and lightning; the record-breaking Florida hurricane season; effects of air pollution, and more. Incorporates top-quality visuals, including new satellite images and illustrations by the award-winning Dennis Tasa, to demonstrate the highly visual nature of meteorology. Uses a largely non-technical writing style to help readers grasp important concepts. For those interested in learning more about meteorology.

 

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