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The fourth edition of "Understanding Weather and Climate " has been thoroughly updated throughout. Every part of the text has been examined and updated to ensure currency and clarity.Integrating the classic textbook model with emerging areas of instructional technology, this book focuses on explaining, rather than describing, the processes that produce Earth' s weather and climate. The authors encourage a non-mathematical understanding of physical principles as a vehicle for learning about atmospheric processes.
Table of Contents
Part I Energy and Mass
Composition and Structure of the Atmosphere
Solar Radiation and the Seasons
Energy Balance and Temperature
Part II Water in the Atmosphere
Cloud Development and Forms
Part III Distribution and Movement of Air
Atmospheric Pressure and Wind
Atmospheric Circulation and Pressure Distributions