Meteorology Today: An Introduction to Weather; Climate and the Environment (12th Edition)

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book-author

C. Donald Ahrens, Robert Henson

publisher

Cengage Learning; 12th edition

file-type

PDF

pages

656 pages

language

English

asin

B079QH9F95

isbn10

1337616664

isbn13

9781337616669


Book Description

Meteorology Today: An Introduction To Weather; Climate And The Environment 12th edition by meteorologists C. Donald Ahrens and Robert Henson combines the latest in climate; weather; and earth science to introduce students to the concepts and current issues of meteorology. Grounded in the scientific method; the new 12th edition Meteorology Today; a highly visual textbook shows college students how to calculate; observe; and synthesize information as budding scientists. Specific discussions center on severe weather systems like tornadoes and hurricanes; as well as everyday elements like precipitation; wind; and the seasons.

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book-author

C. Donald Ahrens, Robert Henson

publisher

Cengage Learning; 12th edition

file-type

PDF

pages

656 pages

language

English

asin

B079QH9F95

isbn10

1337616664

isbn13

9781337616669

Table of contents


Table of contents :
Cover……Page 1
Contents in Brief……Page 6
Contents……Page 8
Preface……Page 18
Explore the Concept Animations……Page 22
Chapter 1: Earth and Its Atmosphere……Page 26
Overview of Earth’s Atmosphere……Page 27
Vertical Structure of the Atmosphere……Page 34
Weather and Climate……Page 40
Questions for Review……Page 50
Questions for Thought……Page 51
Problems and Exercises……Page 52
Chapter 2: Energy: Warming and Cooling Earth and the Atmosphere……Page 54
Energy, Temperature, and Heat……Page 55
Heat Transfer in the Atmosphere……Page 59
Radiant Energy……Page 62
Radiation: Absorption, Emission, and Equilibrium……Page 64
Solar Particles, the Aurora, and Space Weather……Page 74
Questions for Review……Page 78
Questions for Thought……Page 79
Problems and Exercises……Page 80
Chapter 3: Seasonal and Daily Temperatures……Page 82
Why Earth Has Seasons……Page 83
Local Seasonal Variations……Page 89
Daily Warming and Cooling of Air Near the Surface……Page 91
Applications of Air Temperature Data……Page 103
Questions for Review……Page 110
Questions for Thought……Page 111
Problems and Exercises……Page 112
Chapter 4: Atmospheric Humidity……Page 114
Circulation of Water in the Atmosphere……Page 115
Evaporation, Condensation, and Saturation……Page 116
Humidity……Page 118
Questions for Review……Page 132
Questions for Thought……Page 133
Problems and Exercises……Page 134
Chapter 5: Condensation: Dew, Fog, and Clouds……Page 136
The Formation of Dew and Frost……Page 137
Haze……Page 138
Fog……Page 139
Foggy Weather……Page 145
Clouds……Page 147
Questions for Review……Page 163
Problems and Exercises……Page 164
Chapter 6: Stability and Cloud Development……Page 166
Atmospheric Stability……Page 167
Determining Stability……Page 168
Cloud Development……Page 175
Questions for Review……Page 187
Problems and Exercises……Page 188
Chapter 7: Precipitation……Page 190
Precipitation Processes……Page 191
Precipitation Types……Page 200
Measuring Precipitation……Page 212
Key Terms……Page 215
Questions for Thought……Page 216
Problems and Exercises……Page 217
Chapter 8: Air Pressure and Winds……Page 220
Atmospheric Pressure……Page 221
Surface and Upper-Level Charts……Page 226
Forces That Influence the Winds……Page 232
Winds and Vertical Air Motions……Page 243
Summary……Page 245
Questions for Thought……Page 246
Problems and Exercises……Page 247
Chapter 9: Wind: Small-Scale and Local Systems……Page 250
Scales of Atmospheric Motion……Page 251
Small-Scale Winds Interacting with the Environment……Page 252
Local Wind Systems……Page 260
Determining Wind Direction and Speed……Page 275
Questions for Review……Page 281
Questions for Thought……Page 282
Problems and Exercises……Page 283
Chapter 10: Wind: Global Systems……Page 286
General Circulation of the Atmosphere……Page 287
Jet Streams……Page 295
Atmosphere-Ocean Interactions……Page 299
Questions for Review……Page 313
Problems and Exercises……Page 314
Chapter 11: Air Masses and Fronts……Page 316
Air Masses……Page 317
Fronts……Page 328
Questions for Review……Page 340
Questions for Thought……Page 341
Problems and Exercises……Page 342
Chapter 12: Middle-Latitude Cyclones……Page 344
Polar Front Theory……Page 345
Where Do Mid-Latitude Cyclones Tend to Form?……Page 346
Vertical Structure of Deep Dynamic Lows……Page 349
Upper-Level Waves and Mid-Latitude Cyclones……Page 351
The Necessary Ingredients for a Developing Mid-Latitude Cyclone……Page 353
Vorticity, Divergence, and Developing Mid-Latitude Cyclones……Page 360
Questions for Review……Page 366
Problems and Exercises……Page 367
Chapter 13: Weather Forecasting……Page 370
Weather Observations……Page 371
Weather Forecasting Tools……Page 373
Weather Forecasting Methods……Page 376
Time Range of Forecasts……Page 387
Accuracy and Skill in Weather Forecasting……Page 388
Weather Forecasting Using Surface Charts……Page 391
Using Forecasting Tools to Predict the Weather……Page 396
Questions for Review……Page 402
Questions for Thought……Page 403
Problems and Exercises……Page 404
Chapter 14: Thunderstorms……Page 406
Thunderstorm Types……Page 407
Thunderstorms and Flooding……Page 422
Distribution of Thunderstorms……Page 425
Lightning and Thunder……Page 426
Questions for Review……Page 435
Problems and Exercises……Page 436
Chapter 15: Tornadoes……Page 438
Tornadoes: A Few Facts……Page 439
Tornado Formation……Page 448
Observing Tornadoes and Severe Weather……Page 455
Storm Chasing and Mobile Radar……Page 457
Questions for Review……Page 459
Problems and Exercises……Page 460
Chapter 16: Hurricanes……Page 462
Anatomy of a Hurricane……Page 463
Hurricane Formation and Dissipation……Page 466
Hurricane Movement……Page 470
Devastating Winds, the Storm Surge, and Flooding……Page 474
Some Notable Hurricanes……Page 480
Destructive Tropical Cyclones around the World……Page 486
Hurricane Watches and Warnings……Page 489
Hurricane Forecasting Techniques……Page 490
Modifying Hurricanes……Page 491
Questions for Review……Page 493
Problems and Exercises……Page 494
Chapter 17: Global Climate……Page 496
A World with Many Climates……Page 497
Climatic Classification……Page 502
The Global Pattern of Climate……Page 503
Questions for Review……Page 523
Problems and Exercises……Page 524
Chapter 18: Earth’s Changing Climate……Page 526
Reconstructing Past Climates……Page 527
Climate throughout the Ages……Page 529
Climate Change Caused by Natural Events……Page 533
Climate Change Caused by Human (Anthropogenic) Activities……Page 541
Climate Change: Global Warming……Page 545
Questions for Review……Page 557
Problems and Exercises……Page 558
Chapter 19: Air Pollution……Page 560
A Brief History of Air Pollution……Page 561
Types and Sources of Air Pollutants……Page 562
Factors That Affect Air Pollution……Page 575
Air Pollution and the Urban Environment……Page 581
Acid Deposition……Page 583
Questions for Review……Page 586
Questions for Thought……Page 587
Problems and Exercises……Page 588
Chapter 20: Light, Color, and Atmospheric Optics……Page 590
Clouds and Scattered Light……Page 591
Red Suns and Blue Moons……Page 595
Twinkling, Twilight, and the Green Flash……Page 596
The Mirage: Seeing Is Not Believing……Page 599
Halos, Sundogs, and Sun Pillars……Page 600
Rainbows……Page 603
Coronas, Glories, and Heiligenschein……Page 606
Questions for Review……Page 609
Problems and Exercises……Page 610
Appendix A: Units, Conversions, Abbreviations, and Equations……Page 612
Appendix B: Weather Symbols and the Station Model……Page 615
Appendix C: Humidity and Dew-Point Tables (Psychrometric Tables)……Page 617
Appendix D: Average Annual Global Precipitation……Page 621
Appendix E: Instant Weather Forecast Chart……Page 623
Appendix: Changing GMT and UTC to Local Time……Page 625
Appendix G: Standard Atmosphere……Page 626
Appendix: Adiabatic Chart……Page 627
Glossary……Page 628
Additional Reading Material……Page 644
Index……Page 646

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