Meteorology

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 22 apr. 2011 - 578 pagina's
Written for the undergraduate, non-majors course, the Third Edition engages students with real-world examples and a captivating narrative. It highlights how we observe the atmosphere and then uses those discoveries to explain atmospheric phenomena. Early chapters discuss the primary atmospheric variables involved in the formation of weather: pressure, temperature, moisture, clouds, and precipitation, and include practical information on weather maps and weather observation. The remainder of the book focuses on weather and climate topics such as the interaction between atmosphere and ocean, severe/extreme weather, and climate change.
 

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Introduction to the Atmosphere
1
The Energy Cycle
30
Temperature
61
Water in the Atmosphere
96
Observing the Atmosphere
141
Atmospheric Forces and Wind
179
GlobalScale Winds
210
El Niņo and Tropical Cyclones
233
SmallScale Winds
380
Weather Forecasting
402
Past and Present Climates
442
Human Influences on Climate
473
Climate Forecasting
499
Appendix
526
Glossary
534
Index
564

Air Masses and Fronts
275
Extratropical Cyclones and Anticyclones
300
Thunderstorms and Tornadoes
339
Photo Credits
576
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