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Essentials of Meteorology: An Invitation to the Atmosphere
Synopses & Reviews
This updated and enhanced Fifth Edition of ESSENTIALS OF METEOROLOGY is written by the widely read and authoritative author in introductory meteorology-Donald Ahrens. Ahrens's ability to explain relatively complicated ideas in a student-friendly, manageable fashion will allow you to easily visualize the principles of meteorology. ESSENTIALS OF METEOROLOGY is completely updated with over 250 new images and figures and the latest research and coverage. This new edition is accompanied by a self-paced tutorial system--CengageNOW for ESSENTIALS OF METEOROLOGY. CengageNOW is Web-based, assessment-driven, completely flexible, and contains a wealth of book-specific interactivities. It offers a personalized study plan based on your assessment results, helping you focus on the concepts you don't yet understand.
This updated and enhanced sixth edition of ESSENTIALS OF METEOROLOGY is written by the widely read and authoritative author in introductory meteorology--Donald Ahrens. Ahrens's ability to explain relatively complicated ideas in a student-friendly, manageable fashion will allow you to easily visualize the principles of meteorology. ESSENTIALS OF METEOROLOGY is completely updated with over 250 new images and figures and the latest research and coverage.
About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
1. The Earth's Atmosphere. 2. Warming the Earth and the Atmosphere. 3. Air Temperature. 4. Humidity, Condensation, and Clouds. 5. Cloud Development and Precipitation. 6. Air Pressure and Winds. 7. Atmospheric Circulations. 8. Air Masses, Fronts, and Middle Latitude Cyclones. 9. Weather Forecasting. 10. Thunderstorms and Tornadoes. 11. Hurricanes. 12. Global Climate. 13. Global Climate. 14. The Earth's Changing Climate. 15. Light, Color, and Atmospheric Optics.
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