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Meteorology today : an introduction to weather, climate, and the environment

Author: C Donald Ahrens
Publisher: Belmont, Calif. : Thomson/Brooks/Cole, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 8th edView all editions and formats
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Illustrated throughout with color photographs, satellite images, and diagrams, this textbook gives undergraduates a visual introduction to the study of meteorology. The emphasis is on the  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: C Donald Ahrens
ISBN: 0495011622 9780495011620
OCLC Number: 66911677
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: 1. The Earth and its Atmosphere.--
2. Energy: Warming the Earth and the Atmosphere.--
3. Seasonal and Daily Temperatures.--
4. Atmospheric Moisture. --5. Condensation: Dew, Fog, and Clouds.--
6. Stability and Cloud Development.--
7. Precipitation. --8. The Atmosphere in Motion: Air Pressure and Winds. --9. Wind: Small-Scale and Local Systems. --10. Wind: Global Systems. --11. Air Masses and Fronts. --12. Middle-Latitude Cyclones. --13. Weather Forecasting. --14. Thunderstorms and Tornadoes.--
15. Hurricanes. --16. Climate Change. --17. Global Climate. --18. Air Pollution. --19. Light, Color, and Atmospheric Optics.--
Appendices--
A. Units, Conversions, Abbreviations, and Equations.--
B. Weather Symbols and the Station Model.--
C. Beaufort Wind Scale.--
D. Humidity and Dew-Point Tables.--
E. Instant Weather Forecast Chart.--
F. Changing GMT and UTC to Local Time. --G. Heat Index (HI) Table.--
H. Standard Atmosphere.--
I. Hurricane Tracking Chart. --J. Adiabatic Chart.--
K. Koeppen Climatic Classification System.--
L. Annual Global Pattern of Precipitation.--
M. Climatic Data for Cities Throughout the World.
Responsibility: C. Donald Ahrens.
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