9780495118572

Extreme Weather and Climate

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495118572

  • ISBN10:

    0495118575

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/22/2010
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole

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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

The Turbulent Atmosphere
Energy That Drives the Storms
Temperature and Humidity Extremes
Condensation in the Atmosphere
Clouds and Stability
Precipitation Extremes
Atmospheric Motions
Wind Systems
Air Masses and Fronts
Mid-Latitude Cyclonic Storms
Thunderstorms
Tornadoes
Hurricanes
Forecasting
Climate Modifications and Change
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