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

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

Published by Pearson (January 3rd 2018) - Copyright © 2019

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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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