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The Atmosphere: An Introduction to Meteorology remains the definitive introductory meteorology text, reinforcing basic concepts with everyday, easy-to-grasp examples. This revision retains the hallmark features professors have come to expect from Tarbuck and Lutgens: a friendly, largely non-technical narrative, timely coverage of recent atmospheric events, and carefully crafted artwork by leading science illustrator Dennis Tasa.
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1 Introduction to the Atmosphere
2 Heating Earth’s Surface and Atmosphere
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 Weather Patterns
10 Thunderstorms and Tornadoes
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 in Motion
Appendix F Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale
Appendix G Climate Data
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Fred Lutgens received his B.S. and M.S. from Illinois State University. Ed Tarbuck received
his B.S. from the University of Minnesota Duluth, and his M.A. from Indiana University. Both
are professors emeriti from Illinois Central College. They have been good friends and
colleagues since 1970.
Between them, they have more than 60 years of experience teaching geoscience to
undergraduates, and both have been recognized with awards as excellent and inspiring
Lutgens and Tarbuck published their first college text, Earth Science , in 1976. That book,
winner of the McGuffy Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association, is now in its
14th edition. In 1983, as the first edition of Earth was being prepared, renowned
geoscience illustrator Dennis Tasa joined the author team. Since then the three have
collaborated on more than 30 projects as the dominant author team franchise in the
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