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This introductory meteorology/weather and climate laboratory manual consists of 18 exercises that combine data analysis, problem-solving, and experimentation with questions designed to encourage critical thinking. Each lab manual comes automatically packaged with a CD-ROM that contains software for use with some of the exercises. Updated content employs a different approach to presenting Coriolis force, upper-air, and surface winds, and integrates real-world data to illustrate these concepts; also contains a new version of GeoClock in Chapter 3. A new interface, designed in Flash, launches all computer software. Interactive computer modules--presented as JAVA applets--examines topics such as Earth-Sun geometry, radiation fluxes, moisture, hurricanes, and climate controls. A supplemental lab manual for experience in meteorology, atmospheric science, and weather and climate professions.
Table of Contents
Vertical Structure of the Atmosphere
The Surface Energy Budget
Simulating the Earth's Energy Budget
Saturation and Atmospheric Stability
Cloud Droplets and Raindrops
Weather Map Analysis
Thunderstorms and Tornadoes
Climatic Variability and Change
Simulating Climatic Change
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