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The Atmosphere (International Edition): An Introduction to Meteorology

Textbook
The StudentsSometimes Ask... feature adds relevance to text discussions with high-interest questions and answers distributed throughout the chapter and identified by a large question mark
Compelling illustrations by Dennis Tasa, carefully selected photographs, and relevant satellite images demonstrate ideas and concepts more clearly and realistically than ever before
Ample pedagogy includes chapter summaries, key terms, checklists, review questions, and application problems with a quantitative orientation
A flexible organization allows instructors to rearrange or omit chapters without losing continuity
GEODe icons are found throughout the book wherever a text discussion has a corresponding GEODe: Atmosphere activity. This dynamic program reinforces key concepts by using animations, tutorials, interactive exercises and review quizzes

By: Frederick K Lutgens (Author), Edward J Tarbuck (Author), Dennis G Tasa (Author)

434 pages, colour photos, illustrations, tables

Prentice-Hall (Pearson Education)

Paperback | Nov 2013 | Edition: 12 | #210003 | ISBN-13: 9781292042299
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About this book

Thanks to a mounting interest in climate change and severe weather phenomena, meteorology courses are increasingly popular among today's students – particularly in general education versions of the course, where rapid advances in visualization tools and technologies like GIS have greatly expanded the teacher's toolkit.

The Atmosphere: An Introduction to Meteorology remains the standard introduction in its field, reinforcing basic concepts with everyday, easy-to-grasp examples. This revision retains the hallmarks professors have come to expect from Tarbuck and Lutgens: a friendly, largely non-technical narrative, timely coverage of recent atmospheric events, and carefully crafted artwork by leading science illustrator Dennis Tasa. The Twelfth Edition maintains a student-friendly approach while evolving to address various course challenges and trends. Current digital visualization and assessment tools are now available on MyMeteorologyLab, a new resource that both encourages student self-study and enables instructors to manage their courses online, with customizable assessments for students.

Each chapter in this revision is organized by a new active learning path to help guide and engage non-science majors. A greater focus on popular and increasingly important Severe & Hazardous Weather applications, new critical visual analysis Eye on the Atmosphere features, as well as new discussions of the real-world career opportunities of meteorology with Professional Profile essays, make the science both relevant and exciting.


Contents

1 Introduction to the Atmosphere
2 Heating Earth’s Surface and Atmosphere
3 Temperature
4 Moisture and Atmospheric Stability
5 Forms of Condensation and Precipitation
6 Air Pressure and Winds
7 Circulation of the Atmosphere
8 Air Masses
9 Weather Patterns
10 Thunderstorms and Tornadoes
11 Hurricanes
12 Weather Analysis and Forecasting
13 Air Pollution
14 The Changing Climate
15 World Climates
16 Optical Phenomena of the Atmosphere

Appendix A Metric Units
Appendix B Explanation and Decoding of the Daily Weather Map
Appendix C Relative Humidity and Dew- Point Tables
Appendix D Laws Relating to Gases
Appendix E Newton's Laws in Motion
Appendix F Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale
Appendix G Climate Data

Glossary
Index


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