Essentials of Meteorology: An Invitation to the Atmosphere

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2011 - Science - 528 pages
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This updated and enhanced sixth edition of ESSENTIALS OF METEOROLOGY is written by the widely read and authoritative author in introductory meteorology--Donald Ahrens. Ahrens's ability to explain relatively complicated ideas in a student-friendly, manageable fashion allows even non-science students to visualize the principles of meteorology. ESSENTIALS OF METEOROLOGY, Sixth Edition, is completely updated with over 250 new images and figures and the latest research and coverage.
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Contents

Air Temperature
56
Humidity Condensation and Clouds
82
Cloud Development and Precipitation
116
Air Pressure and Winds
148
Atmospheric Circulations
176
Air Masses Fronts and MiddleLatitude Cyclones
212
Weather Forecasting
244
Thunderstorms and Tornadoes
272
Global Climate
342
The Earths Changing Climate
372
Air Pollution
404
Light Color and Atmospheric Optics
432
Appendixes
454
Additional Reading Material
471
Glossary
473
Index
490

Hurricanes
312

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About the author (2011)

Don Ahrens is Professor Emeritus at Modesto Junior College in Modesto, California. The best-selling author of two Cengage Learning texts, Professor Ahrens received the Textbook and Academic Authors Association's McGuffey Longevity Award for the 9th Edition of his market-leading METEOROLOGY TODAY. He has influenced countless professionals in the field of atmospheric science as well as hundreds of thousands of students who use his books to better understand weather and climate. In 2007, the National Weather Association awarded Professor Ahrens a lifetime achievement award for these accomplishments.

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