Synopses & Reviews
Written in down-to-earth style, vividly illustrated and full of technology support, this text will give you a broad scientific understanding of the forces of nature that are sometimes unleashed in such life-changing events as hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and severe thunderstorms.
Interested in tornadoes, floods, severe thunderstorms, and hurricanes? FUNDAMENTALS OF EXTREME WEATHER explains how, when, and why dramatic weather events occur, what the devastating human impacts can be, and what meteorologists can do to predict and prevent them.
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 Turbulent Atmosphere. 2. Energy That Drives the Storms. 3. Temperature and Humidity Extremes. 4. Condensation in the Atmosphere. 5. Clouds and Stability. 6. Precipitation Extremes. 7. Atmospheric Motions. 8. Wind Systems. 9. Air Masses and Fronts. 10. Mid-Latitude Cyclonic Storms. 11. Thunderstorms. 12. Tornadoes. 13. Hurricanes. 14. Forecasting. 15. Climate Modifications and Change.