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Greg Carbone is Professor of Geography at the University of South Carolina. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His research interests are in climate variability and change and in climate impacts. His most recent work examines the spatial and temporal nature of drought and the use of climate change scenarios for decision making. He regularly teaches meteorology and climatology courses.
Chapter 1: Vertical Structure of the Atmosphere
Chapter 2: Earth–Sun Geometry
Chapter 3: The Surface Energy Budget
Chapter 4: The Global Energy Budget
Chapter 5: Atmospheric Moisture
Chapter 6: Saturation and Atmospheric Stability
Chapter 7: Cloud Droplets and Raindrops
Chapter 8: Atmospheric Motion
Chapter 9: Weather Map Analysis
Chapter 10: Mid-Latitude Cyclones
Chapter 11: Weather Forecasting
Chapter 12: Thunderstorms and Tornadoes
Chapter 13: Hurricanes
Chapter 14: Climate Controls
Chapter 15: Climate Classification
Chapter 16: Climatic Variability and Change
Chapter 17: Simulating Climatic Change
Appendix A Dimensions and Units
Appendix B Earth Measures
Appendix C Weather Symbols