Exercises for Weather and Climate, Fifth Edition

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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.

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This lab manual features a wide variety of exercises on weather and climate, including interactive Computer Modules that allow readers to explore topics on Earth-Sun geometry, radiation fluxes, measures of moisture, stability, hurricanes, and climate controls topics. Vertical Structure of the Atmosphere. Earth -Sun Geometry. GEOCLOCK. The Surface Energy Budget. Simulating the Earth's Energy Budget. Atmospheric Moisture. Saturation and Atmospheric Stability. Cloud Droplets and Raindrops. Atmospheric Motion. Weather Map Analysis. Mid-Latitude Cyclones. Thunderstorms and Tornadoes. Hurricanes. Weather Forecasting. Climatic Variability and Change. Simulating Climatic Change. Climatic Controls. Climate Classification. World Climates. For anyone interested in Meterology.

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