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-- The Atmosphere: An Introduction to Meteorology with MyMeteorologyLab ™ remains the standard introduction in its field, reinforcing basic concepts with everyday, easy-to-grasp examples. This revision retains the hallmarks professors have come to expect from Tarbuck and Lutgens: a friendly, largely non-technical narrative, timely coverage of recent atmospheric events, and carefully crafted artwork by leading science illustrator Dennis Tasa.

The Twelfth Edition maintains a student-friendly approach while evolving to address various course challenges and trends. New digital visualization and assessment tools are now available on MyMeteorologyLab, a new resource that both encourages student self-study and enables instructors to manage their courses online, with customizable assessments for students. Each chapter in this revision is organized by a new active learning path to help guide and engage non-science majors. A greater focus on popular and increasingly important Severe & Hazardous Weather applications, new critical visual analysis Eye on the Atmosphere features, as well as new discussions of the real-world career opportunities of meteorology with Professional Profile essays, make the science both relevant and exciting. 

About the Author

Fred Lutgens and Ed Tarbuck are professors emeriti from Illinois Central College. They have been good friends and colleagues since 1970.  Between them, they have more than 60 years of experience teaching geoscience to undergraduates, and both have been recognized with awards as excellent and inspiring professors.   

 

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 in its thirteenth edition.  In 1983, as the first edition of Earth was being prepared, renowned geoscience illustrator Dennis Tasa joined the author team.  Since then, the three have collaborated on more than 25 projects as the dominant author team franchise in the physical geosciences.  

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

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 in Motion

Appendix F Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale

Appendix G Climate Data

Glossary

Index 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321756312
Author:
Lutgens, Frederick K.
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Author:
Tasa, Dennis
Author:
Tarbuck, Edward J.
Author:
Tasa, Dennis G.
Subject:
Meteorology
Subject:
Physics-Meteorology
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20120101
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
10.8 x 9.2 x 0.9 in 1383 gr

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