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Meteorology: The Atmosphere and the Science of Weather

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By: Joseph M Moran and Michael D Morgan

530 pages, Col photos, col illus, figs

Prentice-Hall (Pearson Education)

Paperback | Dec 1997 | Edition: 5 | #60848 | ISBN: 0132667010
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Basic-level textbook.


Contents

1. Atmosphere: Origin, Composition, and Structure. 2. Radiation. 3. Heat and Temperature. 4. Heat Imbalances and Weather. 5. Air Pressure. 6. Humidity and Stability. 7. Dew, Frost, Fog, and Clouds. 8. Precipitation, Weather Modification, and Atmospheric Optics. 9. The Wind. 10. Planetary-Scale Circulation. 11. Air Masses, Fronts, Cyclones, and Anticyclones, Patricia Pauley. 12. Local and Regional Circulation Systems. 13. Thunderstorms. 14. Tornadoes. 15. Hurricanes. 16. Weather Analysis and Forecasting. 17. Air Pollution Meteorology. 18. World Climates. 19. The Climatic Record. 20. Causes of Climatic Variability. Appendix I: Milestones in the History of Atmospheric Science. Appendix II: The Standard Atmosphere. Appendix III: Weather Map Symbols. Appendix IV: Weather Extremes. Appendix V: Selected Climatic Data for the United States and Canada. Glossary. Index.

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