Exercises for Weather and Climate

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Severe weather and climate changes are explored in this manual with accompanying CD-ROM. Eighteen exercises review important ideas and concepts of weather and climate through problem solving, simulations, and guided thinking. Features an upgraded graphics program and seven computer-based simulations and tutorials. Presents interactive computer modules as JAVA applets. Revises the accompanying CD to increase the compatibility of the software with updated browsers and computers. Adds exercises on climate change and its causes. Adds new labs on Earth-Sun Geometry, Atmospheric Motion, and Hurricanes. Offers a two-column format with perforated pages.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. iv
Software Notesp. vi
Vertical Structure of the Atmospherep. 1
Earth-Sun Geometryp. 9
The Surface Energy Budgetp. 23
Simulating the Earth's Energy Budgetp. 31
Atmospheric Moisturep. 39
Saturation and Atmospheric Stabilityp. 53
Cloud Droplets and Raindropsp. 63
Atmospheric Motionp. 69
Weather Map Analysisp. 89
Mid-latitude Cyclonesp. 105
Thunderstorms and Tornadoesp. 119
Hurricanesp. 131
Climate Controlsp. 143
Climate Classificationp. 157
World Climatesp. 167
Climatic Variability and Changep. 169
Simulating Climatic Changep. 181
Dimensions and Unitsp. 187
Earth Measuresp. 193
GeoClockp. 197
Weather Symbolsp. 203
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