Atmosphere, The: An Introduction to Meteorology, 14th edition

  • Frederick K Lutgens, 
  • Edward J. Tarbuck, 
  • Redina Herman, 
  • Dennis G. Tasa

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The Atmosphere remains the definitive introductory meteorology text, reinforcing basic concepts with easy-to-grasp, everyday examples.

Published by Pearson (September 15th 2020) - Copyright © 2019

ISBN-13: 9780135213131

Subject: Geography

Category: Meteorology & Climatology

Table of contents

1. Introduction to the Atmosphere
2. Heating Earth's Surface and Atmosphere
3. Temperature
4. Moisture and Atmospheric Stability
5. Forms of Condensation and Precipitation
6. Air Pressure and Winds
7. Circulation of the Atmosphere
8. Air Masses
9. Midlatitude Cyclones
10. Thunderstorms and Tornadoes
11. Hurricanes
12. Weather Analysis and Forecasting
13. Air Pollution
14. The Changing Climate
15. World Climates
16. Optical Phenomena of the Atmosphere

Appendix A: Metric Units
Appendix B: Explanation and Decoding of the Daily Weather Map
Appendix C: Relative Humidity and Dew-Point Tables
Appendix D: Laws Relating to Gases
Appendix E: Newton's Laws, Pressure--Gradient Force, and Coriolis Force
Appendix F: Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale
Appendix G: Climate Data

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