Chapter 7: Atmospheric Pressure and Wind: Single chapter from the eBook Understanding Physical Geography

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Our Planet Earth Publishing, Aug 31, 2020 - Science - 51 pages

Chapter 7: Atmospheric Pressure and Wind of the eBook Understanding Physical Geography. This eBook was written for students taking introductory Physical Geography taught at a college or university.


For the chapters currently available on Google Play presentation slides (Powerpoint and Keynote format) and multiple choice test banks are available for Professors using my eBook in the classroom. Please contact me via email at Michael.Pidwirny@ubc.ca if you would like to have access to these resources.


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Contents

ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE Pressure Density Volume and Temperature Surface Atmospheric Pressure
8
SURFACE AND UPPER AIR WINDS
16
MODELS OF GLOBAL CIRCULATION
27
CHAPTER SUMMARY
36
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About the author (2020)

The author of this eBook, Michael Pidwirny, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Geographic Science at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, located in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Michael teaches courses in Physical Geography, Environmental Science, Anthropogenic Climate Change, and Statistical Analysis in Earth Science and Geography. He is extremely interested in the use of computer technology to enhance the learning experience of students. Michael's main research interest deals with the analysis of historical and simulation model climate data to determine how human caused climate change will influence North American and European ski resorts.

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