Meteorology

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Author: Steven Ackerman,John Knox

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763789275

Category: Science

Page: 608

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Written for the undergraduate, non-majors course, the Third Edition engages students with real-world examples and a captivating narrative. It highlights how we observe the atmosphere and then uses those discoveries to explain atmospheric phenomena. Early chapters discuss the primary atmospheric variables involved in the formation of weather: pressure, temperature, moisture, clouds, and precipitation, and include practical information on weather maps and weather observation. The remainder of the book focuses on weather and climate topics such as the interaction between atmosphere and ocean, severe/extreme weather, and climate change.

Essentials of Meteorology: An Invitation to the Atmosphere

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Author: C. Donald Ahrens

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0840049331

Category: Science

Page: 528

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This updated and enhanced sixth edition of ESSENTIALS OF METEOROLOGY is written by the widely read and authoritative author in introductory meteorology--Donald Ahrens. Ahrens’s ability to explain relatively complicated ideas in a student-friendly, manageable fashion allows even non-science students to visualize the principles of meteorology. ESSENTIALS OF METEOROLOGY, Sixth Edition, is completely updated with over 250 new images and figures and the latest research and coverage. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather

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Author: Dr. Stephen H. Schneider,Dr. Michael Mastrandrea,Terry L. Root

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0199765324

Category: Science

Page: 1344

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This three-volume A-to-Z compendium consists of over 300 entries written by a team of leading international scholars and researchers working in the field. Authoritative and up-to-date, the encyclopedia covers the processes that produce our weather, important scientific concepts, the history of ideas underlying the atmospheric sciences, biographical accounts of those who have made significant contributions to climatology and meteorology and particular weather events, from extreme tropical cyclones and tornadoes to local winds.

Meteorology

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Author: Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences University of Wisconsin-Madison Director Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (Cimss) Steven A Ackerman,Steven A. Ackerman,John A Knox

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1284027384

Category: Science

Page: 608

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Written for the undergraduate, introductory course, the updated Fourth Edition engages students with real-world examples and a captivating narrative. It highlights how we observe the atmosphere and then uses those discoveries to explain atmospheric phenomena. The text begins with discussions on primary atmospheric variables involved in the formation of weather: pressure, temperature, moisture, clouds, and precipitation, and include practical information on weather maps and weather observation. It then progresses to discuss weather and climate topics such as the interaction between atmosphere amd ocean, severe/extreme weather, weather forecasting, and climate change.The updated Fourth Edition includes new content on recent meteorological topics, including geomagnetic storms, normal temperatures, extreme rainfall, flooding, global-scale winds, tornado outbreaks and debris, the air pollution in China, the hole in the ozone layer, ocean acidification, and many more engaging topics. New sections on Superstorm Sandy and Cyclone Forecasting, the tornados of 2011, and conceptual models of frontal systems have been added making the Fourth Edition of Meteorology: Understanding the Atmosphere the most up-to-date and invaluable resource available.An Instructor's Media CD containing PowerPoint Lecture Outlines and a PowerPoint Image Bank is available to adopting institutions. An Instructor's Manual and Test Bank are also available for download.

Fundamentals of Weather and Climate

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Author: Robin McIlveen

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780748740796

Category: Science

Page: 497

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This text combines the study of atmospheric behaviour with its physical explanation. Initial chapters provide an introduction to meteorology and the atmosphere and are followed by substantial chapters on atmospheric dynamics and thermodynamics; cloud and precipitation; radiation and global climate; surface and boundary layer; smaller and larger scale weather systems in mid- and low latitudes; and the atmospheric engine.To address concern over environmental change, topics on chaos, the ozone hole, the greenhouse effect and climate change, among others, have been included.This text is suitable for students of meteorology and environmental science and those studying a component of meteorology.

Predicting the Weather

Victorians and the Science of Meteorology

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Author: Katharine Anderson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226019705

Category: Science

Page: 376

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Victorian Britain, with its maritime economy and strong links between government and scientific enterprises, founded an office to collect meteorological statistics in 1854 in an effort to foster a modern science of the weather. But as the office turned to prediction rather than data collection, the fragile science became a public spectacle, with its forecasts open to daily scrutiny in the newspapers. And meteorology came to assume a pivotal role in debates about the responsibility of scientists and the authority of science. Studying meteorology as a means to examine the historical identity of prediction, Katharine Anderson offers here an engrossing account of forecasting that analyzes scientific practice and ideas about evidence, the organization of science in public life, and the articulation of scientific values in Victorian culture. In Predicting the Weather, Anderson grapples with fundamental questions about the function, intelligibility, and boundaries of scientific work while exposing the public expectations that shaped the practice of science during this period. A cogent analysis of the remarkable history of weather forecasting in Victorian Britain, Predicting the Weather will be essential reading for scholars interested in the public dimensions of science.

Meteorology

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Author: Steven A. Ackerman,John A. Knox

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9781284030808

Category: Science

Page: 575

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"The book begins with discussing the primary atmospheric variables involved in the formation of weather: pressure, temperature, moisture, clouds, and precipitation. These chapters include practical information such as weather maps and weather observationtechniques, as well as the more conceptual aspects of meteorology. The second half of the book focuses on weather and climate topics such as the interaction between atmosphere and ocean, severe/extreme weather, weather forecasting, and climate change"--Provided by publisher.

Meteorology Today: An Introduction to Weather, Climate, and the Environment

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Author: C. Donald Ahrens

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285400968

Category: Science

Page: 640

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Cengage Learning's METEOROLOGY TODAY brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools along with market leading text content for introductory meteorology courses. Whether you use a traditional printed text or all digital Meteorology Today CourseMate alternative, it's never been easier to better understand the underlying principles of meteorology and appreciate the dynamic nature of the inevitable weather phenomena that continually influence our lives. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Desert Meteorology

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Author: Thomas T. Warner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139449632

Category: Science

Page: 595

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Aridity prevails over more than one third of the land area of the Earth and over a significant fraction of the oceans as well. Yet to date there has been no comprehensive reference volume or textbook dealing with the weather processes that define the character of desert areas. Desert Meteorology fills this gap by treating all aspects of desert weather, such as large-scale and local-scale causes of aridity; precipitation characteristics in deserts; dust storms; floods; climate change in deserts; precipitation processes; desertification; land-surface physics of deserts; numerical modelling of desert atmospheres; and the effect of desert weather on humans. A summary is provided of the climates and surface properties of the desert areas of the world. The book is written with the assumption that the reader has only a basic knowledge of meteorology, physics and calculus, making it useful to those in a wide range of disciplines. It includes review questions and problems for the student. This comprehensive volume will satisfy all who need to know more about the weather and climate of arid lands. It will appeal especially to advanced students and researchers in environmental science, meteorology, physical geography, hydrology and engineering.