C. Donald Ahrens and Robert Henson combine expert content in weather, climate, and earth science with the interactive experience you expect from Cengage Learning. Grounded in the scientific method, this reader-friendly and highly visual book shows you how to observe, calculate, and synthesize information as a budding scientist, systematically analyzing meteorological concepts and issues. Specific discussions center on severe weather systems, such as tornadoes, thunderstorms, and hurricanes, as well as everyday elements, such as wind, precipitation, condensation, masses and fronts, and the seasons.
Events and issues dominating today's news cycles also receive thorough attention, and include analysis of Superstorm Sandy, the Oklahoma tornadoes, recent findings from the US National Climate Assessment and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and more. Whether you choose a bound book or eBook, Meteorology Today, 11th Edition is a dynamic learning experience packed with end-of-chapter summaries, key terms, review questions, exercises and problems, live animations, web links, and more to carry your learning to atmospheric heights!
1. Earth and Its Atmosphere
2. Energy: Warming the Earth and the Atmosphere
3. Seasonal and Daily Temperatures
4. Atmospheric Humidity
5. Condensation: Dew, Fog, and Clouds
6. Stability and Cloud Development
8. Air Pressure and Winds
9. Wind: Small-Scale and Local Systems
10. Wind: Global Systems
11. Air Masses and Fronts
12. Middle-Latitude Cyclones
13. Weather Forecasting
17. Earth's Changing Climate
18. Global Climate
19. Air Pollution
20. Light, Color, and Atmospheric Optics
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Don Ahrens is Professor Emeritus at Modesto Junior College in Modesto, California. The best-selling author of two Cengage Learning texts, Professor Ahrens received the Textbook and Academic Authors Association's McGuffey Longevity Award for the 9th Edition of his market-leading Meteorology Today. He has influenced countless professionals in the field of atmospheric science as well as hundreds of thousands of students who use his books to better understand weather and climate. In 2007, the National Weather Association awarded Professor Ahrens a lifetime achievement award for these accomplishments.
Robert Henson is a meteorologist and senior science writer at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, the organization which manages the National Center for Atmospheric Research. An expert on tornadoes, thunderstorms, and hurricanes, he has also analyzed how TV weathercasters cover major storms and report on climate change. Henson is the author of four books on meteorology, including The Thinking Person's Guide to Climate Change (previously The Rough Guide to Climate Change), which was shortlisted for the UK Royal Society Prize for Science Books.