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Understanding weather and climate

Author: Edward Aguado; James E Burt
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Prentice Hall, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Integrating the classic textbook model with emerging areas of instructional technology, this book focuses on explaining, rather than describing, the processes that produce Earth's weather and  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Aguado, Edward.
Understanding weather and climate.
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Prentice Hall, ©2007
(OCoLC)646840860
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Aguado; James E Burt
ISBN: 0131496964 9780131496965 0131547879 9780131547872
OCLC Number: 62858085
Description: xxi, 562 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 28 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Details: System requirements Windows: 233 MHz Intel Pentium processor; 32 MB or more of available RAM; Windows 98/ME/2000/NT4-sp3/XP; Netscape NS7, Microsoft IE5.2, Safari 1.x, Firefox 1.x; 16-bit sound card; 1024x768 monitor resolution set to 16-bit color, mouse or other pointing device, 12x CD-ROM drive, active Internet connection.; System requirements Macintosh: PowerPC G3 233 MHz processor or better; 50 MB or more of available RAM; operating system OSX; 1024x768 monitor resolution set to 16-bit color, mouse or other pointing device, 12x CD-ROM drive, active Internet connection.
Contents: Energy and mass --
Composition and structure of the atmosphere --
Solar radiation and the seasons --
Energy balance and temperature --
Atmospheric pressure and wind --
Water in the atmosphere --
Atmospheric moisture --
Cloud development and forms --
Precipitation processes --
Distribution and movement of air --
Atmospheric circulation and pressure distributions --
Air masses and fronts --
Disturbances --
Midlatitude cyclones --
Lightning, thunder, and tornadoes --
Tropical storms and hurricanes --
Human activities --
Weather forecasting and analysis --
Human effects: air pollution and heat islands --
Current, past, and future climates --
Earth's climates --
Climate changes: past and future --
Special topics and appendices --
Atmospheric optics.
Other Titles: Understanding weather & climate
Responsibility: Edward Aguado, James E. Burt.
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