9780495555735

Meteorology Today

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495555735

  • ISBN10:

    0495555738

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 7/2/2008
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Summary

METEOROLOGY TODAY, Ninth Edition, is one of the most widely used and authoritative texts for the introductory meteorology course. This ninth edition helps you understand and appreciate the dynamic nature of the inevitable weather phenomena that continually influence our lives. The text?s clear and inviting narrative is supplemented by numerous pedagogical features that encourage observing, calculating, and synthesizing information.

Table of Contents

The Earth and its Atmosphere
Energy: Warming the Earth and the Atmosphere
Seasonal and Daily Temperatures
Atmospheric Moisture
Condensation: Dew, Fog, and Clouds
Stability and Cloud Development
Precipitation
The Atmosphere in Motion: Air Pressure and Winds
Wind: Small-Scale and Local Systems
Wind: Global Systems
Air Masses and Fronts
Middle-Latitude Cyclones
Weather Forecasting
Thunderstorms and Tornadoes
Hurricanes
Climate Change
Global Climate
Air Pollution
Light, Color, and Atmospheric Optics
Units, Conversions, Abbreviations, and Equations
Weather Symbols and the Station Model
Beaufort Wind Scale
Humidity and Dew-Point Tables
Instant Weather Forecast Chart
Changing GMT and UTC to Local Time
Heat Index (HI) Table
Standard Atmosphere
Hurricane Tracking Chart
Adiabatic Chart
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