Meteorology Today: An Introduction To Weather, Climate, And The Environment

Hardcover | July 1, 2011

byC. Donald Ahrens, Peter L Jackson, Chris Jackson

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Meteorology Today 1st Canadian edition is the first textbook of its type written specifically with the needs of the Canadian market and its unique meteorological environment in mind. This first Canadian edition builds upon the tried and tested strengths of the Ahrens Meteorology series and provides a more relevant resource for Canadian students and instructors by ensuring that Canadian content, practices, conventions and examples are used throughout. An Earth Systems feature - the first of its kind in Ahrens - has been developed for this edition, presenting the interconnectedness of elements, and providing a peek at the chapter content. This "visual table of contents" highlights the Earth system components reflected in each chapter (the atmosphere; hydrosphere, cryosphere, lithosphere, biosphere and anthrosphere). The relationships between the chapter's content and Earth systems are further expanded upon in the introduction of each chapter.

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Meteorology Today 1st Canadian edition is the first textbook of its type written specifically with the needs of the Canadian market and its unique meteorological environment in mind. This first Canadian edition builds upon the tried and tested strengths of the Ahrens Meteorology series and provides a more relevant resource for Canadia...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:704 pages, 11.19 × 9.25 × 1.19 inPublished:July 1, 2011Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176500391

ISBN - 13:9780176500399

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Chapter 1: Earth and Its AtmosphereChapter 2: Energy: Warming and Cooling Earth and the AtmosphereChapter 3: Seasonal and Daily TemperaturesChapter 4: Atmospheric HumidityChapter 5: Condensation: Dew, Fog and CloudsChapter 6: Stability and Cloud DevelopmentChapter 7: PrecipitationChapter 8: Air Pressure and WindsChapter 9: Winds at Different Scales - Small and LocalChapter 10: Wind: Global SystemsChapter 11: Air Masses and FrontsChapter 12: Middle-Latitude CyclonesChapter 13: Weather ForecastingChapter 14: Thunderstorms and TornadoesChapter 15: HurricanesChapter 16: The Earth's Changing ClimateChapter 17: Global ClimateChapter 18: Air PollutionChapter 19: Light, Colour, and Atmospheric Optics Appendix A: Units, Conversions, Abbreviations, and EquationsAppendix B: Weather Symbols and the Station ModelAppendix C: Beaufort Wind Scale (Over Land)Appendix D: Humidity and Dew-Point TablesAppendix E: Instant Weather Forecast ChartAppendix F: Changing GMT and UTC to Local TimeAppendix G: Average Annual Global PrecipitationAppendix H: Standard AtmosphereAppendix I: Hurricane Tracking ChartAppendix J: Adiabatic ChartGlossaryAdditional Reading MaterialIndex