Meteorology Today: An Introduction To Weather, Climate, And The Environment by C. Donald Ahrens

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

byC. Donald Ahrens, Peter L Jackson, Chris Jackson

Hardcover | July 1, 2011

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Meteorology Today, Second Canadian Edition, combines the latest in Canadian weather, climate, and Earth science research to introduce students to the atmosphere. This engaging and highly visual text shows students how to observe, calculate, and synthesize information as budding scientists, systematically analyzing meteorological concepts and issues. Specific discussions centre on severe weather systems such as tornadoes, thunderstorms, and hurricanes as well as on everyday elements such as wind, precipitation, condensation, air masses and fronts, and energy and its role in the atmosphere. Events and issues dominating today's news cycles also receive thorough attention and include analysis of drought on the Canadian prairies, flooding in southern Alberta, changing sea ice in the Arctic, recent findings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and more. Meteorology Today is a dynamic learning resource packed with self-testing features such as end-of-chapter summaries, key terms, review questions, exercises and problems that take student learning to atmospheric heights.

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Title:Meteorology Today: An Introduction To Weather, Climate, And The EnvironmentFormat: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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About the AuthorsPrefaceVisual WalkthroughAncillariesChapter 0 IntroductionChapter 1 Earth and Its AtmosphereChapter 2 Energy: Global SystemsChapter 3 TemperatureChapter 4 HumidityChapter 5 Condensation: Dew, Fog, and CloudsChapter 6 Stability and Cloud DevelopmentChapter 7 PrecipitationChapter 8 Air Pressure and WindsChapter 9 Wind: Small Scale and LocalChapter 10 Wind: Global SystemsChapter 11 Air Masses and FrontsChapter 12 Middle-Latitude CyclonesChapter 13 Thunderstorms and TornadoesChapter 14 HurricanesChapter 15 Weather ForecastingChapter 16 Global ClimateChapter 17 Earth's Changing ClimateChapter 18 Air PollutionChapter 19 Light, Colour, and Atmospheric OpticsAppendix A Units, Conversions, Symbols, and EquationsAppendix B Weather Map Symbols, the Station Model, and Cloud IdentificationAppendix C Beaufort Wind ScaleAppendix D Humidity and Standard AtmosphereAppendix E Changing UTC and GMT to Local TimeAppendix F Average Annual Global PrecipitationAppendix G TephigramGlossaryIndex