9780131015678

Atmosphere, The: An Introduction to Meteorology

  • ISBN 13:

    9780131015678

  • ISBN 10:

    0131015672

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 01/01/2004
  • Publisher: PRENTICE HALL
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

Using everyday, easy-to-grasp examples to reinforce basic concepts, this highly regarded handbook remains the standard introduction to meteorology and the atmosphere - components, problems, and applications. Includes the most up-to-date coverage of topics such as: ozone depletion; the ultraviolet index; temperature; dew point temperature and orographic effects; wildfires and weather; thunderstorms and lightning; the record-breaking Florida hurricane season; effects of air pollution, and more. Incorporates top-quality visuals, including new satellite images and illustrations by the award-winning Dennis Tasa, to demonstrate the highly visual nature of meteorology. Uses a largely non-technical writing style to help readers grasp important concepts. For those interested in learning more about meteorology.

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