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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
Energy and Mass
Composition and Structure of the Atmosphere
Solar Radiation and the Seasons
Energy Balance and Temperature
Atmospheric Pressure and Wind
Water in the Atmosphere
Cloud Development and Forms
Distribution and Movement of Air
Atmospheric Circulation and Pressure Distributions
Air Masses and Fronts
Lightning, Thunder, and Tornadoes
Tropical Storms and Hurricanes
Human Activities and Special Topics
Weather Forecasting and Analysis
Human Effects: Air Pollution and Heat Islands
Current, Past and Future Climates
Climate Changes: Past and Future
Special Topics and Appendices
Unit of Measurement and Conversions
The Standard Atmosphere
Weather Map Symbols
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