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Atmosphere, The: An Introduction to Meteorology, 12th Edition

By Frederick K. Lutgens, Edward J. Tarbuck, Dennis G Tasa

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Dec 27, 2011

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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. New 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. 

Table of 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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