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

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

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jan 25, 2012

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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.

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

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