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This introductory meteorology/weather and climate laboratory manual consists of 18 exercises that combine data analysis, problem-solving, and experimentation with questions designed to encourage critical thinking. Each lab manual comes automatically packaged with a CD-ROM that contains software for use with some of the exercises. Updated content employs a different approach to presenting Coriolis force, upper-air, and surface winds, and integrates real-world data to illustrate these concepts; also contains a new version of GeoClock in Chapter 3. A new interface, designed in Flash, launches all computer software. Interactive computer modules--presented as JAVA applets--examines topics such as Earth-Sun geometry, radiation fluxes, moisture, hurricanes, and climate controls. A supplemental lab manual for experience in meteorology, atmospheric science, and weather and climate professions.
Table of Contents
|Vertical Structure of the Atmosphere|
|The Surface Energy Budget|
|Simulating the Earth's Energy Budget|
|Saturation and Atmospheric Stability|
|Cloud Droplets and Raindrops|
|Weather Map Analysis|
|Thunderstorms and Tornadoes|
|Climatic Variability and Change|
|Simulating Climatic Change|
|Dimensions and Units|
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