9780130273949

Understanding Weather and Climate

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  • ISBN13:

    9780130273949

  • ISBN10:

    0130273945

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover w/CD
  • Copyright: 1/1/2001
  • Publisher: PRENTICE HALL
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Summary

The fourth edition of "Understanding Weather and Climate " has been thoroughly updated throughout. Every part of the text has been examined and updated to ensure currency and clarity.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 climate. The authors encourage a non-mathematical understanding of physical principles as a vehicle for learning about atmospheric processes.

Table of Contents

Part I Energy and Mass 1(88)
Composition and Structure of the Atmosphere
2(26)
Solar Radiation and the Seasons
28(26)
Energy Balance and Temperature
54(35)
Part II Water in the Atmosphere 89(84)
Atmospheric Moisture
90(28)
Cloud Development and Forms
118(28)
Precipitation Processes
146(27)
Part III Distribution and Movement of Air 173(86)
Atmospheric Pressure and Wind
174(26)
Atmospheric Circulation and Pressure Distributions
200(36)
Air Masses and Fronts
236(23)
Part IV Disturbances 259(88)
Mid-latitude Cyclones
260(26)
Lightning, Thunder, and Tornadoes
286(36)
Tropical Storms and Hurricanes
322(25)
Part V Human Activities 347(62)
Weather Forecasting and Analysis
348(38)
Human Effects: Air Pollution and Heat Islands
386(23)
Part VI Current, Past, and Future Climates 409
Earth's Climates
410
Climate Changes: Past and Future
434

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