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Understanding Weather & Climate, CourseSmart eTextbook, 6th Edition

By Edward Aguado, James E. Burt

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jan 27, 2012

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Rising interest in climate change and severe weather phenomena are driving up enrollment in today’s meteorology courses – yet this fast-paced, one-semester curriculum is packed with complex physical concepts that often challenge students. In Aguado/Burt’s Understanding Weather & Climate, a first-rate textbook combines inspired technology tutorials to engage students in learning about atmospheric behavior. The authors use everyday occurrences to illustrate meteorology and climatology. Dynamic illustrations from the book come to life in the new, fully integrated MyMeteorologyLab website, where students have access to resources such animated tutorials, videos, and satellite loops of atmospheric phenomena. While staying true to the text’s rigorous and quantitative approach, the Sixth Edition incorporates the latest science, the most relevant issues, and new media to both teach and visualize the toughest topics, always while maintaining focus on the student.

Table of Contents

I. ENERGY AND MASS
1. Composition and Structure of the Atmosphere
2. Solar Radiation and the Seasons
3. Energy Balance and Temperature
4. Atmospheric Pressure and Wind

II. WATER IN THE ATMOSPHERE
5. Atmospheric Moisture
6. Cloud Development and Forms
7. Precipitation Processes

III. DISTRIBUTION AND MOVEMENT OF AIR
8. Atmospheric Circulation and Pressure Distributions
9. Air Masses and Fronts

IV. DISTURBANCES
10. Mid-Latitude Cyclones
11. Lightning, Thunder, and Tornadoes
12. Tropical Storms and Hurricanes

V. HUMAN ACTIVITIES AND SPECIAL TOPICS
13. Weather Forecasting and Analysis
14. Human Effects: Air Pollution and Heat Islands

VI. CURRENT, PAST AND FUTURE CLIMATES
15. Earth's Climates
16. Climate Changes: Past and Future

VII. SPECIAL TOPICS AND APPENDICES
17. Atmospheric Optics

Appendix A: Unit of Measurement and Conversions
Appendix B: The Standard Atmosphere
Appendix C: Weather Map Symbols
Appendix D: Weather Extremes

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Understanding Weather & Climate, CourseSmart eTextbook, 6th Edition
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$66.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-321-77321-0