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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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