Meteorology: Understanding the Atmosphere, 2nd Edition

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Observe, analyze, and understand meteorology in an entirely new way with METEOROLOGY: UNDERSTANDING THE ATMOSPHERE. You'll find vivid photographs and compelling real-life stories as well as conceptual models and engaging narrative that make weather phenomena come alive. Observational Questions ask you to analyze photographs, data, or their own experiences. By learning how to interpret scientific observations of the atmosphere, you can deepen your understanding of the subject.

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Steven Ackerman is Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and is Director of the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS). He received his Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences at Colorado State University. Ackerman's research interests center on understanding how changes in the radiation balance affect and are affected by changes in other climate variables such as clouds, aerosols, water vapor, and surface properties. These feedback mechanisms are studied using a compliment of theoretical models and observations. He has been actively involved in a number of meteorological projects and programs, including the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment, the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Program, and the NOAA Global Climate Change Program. Renowned for his ability to inspire active student participation in his classes, Ackerman has won numerous teaching and academic awards, including the 1999 Chancellor's Award for Distinguished Teaching (University of Wisconsin) and the 2000 Teaching and Learning with Technology Grant (University of Wisconsin). Ackerman is also a member of the University of Wisconsin Teaching Academy.

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1. Introduction to the Atmosphere. 2. The Energy Cycle. 3. Temperature. 4. Water in the Atmosphere. 5. Observing the Atmosphere. 6. Atmospheric Forces and Wind. 7. Global-Scale Winds. 8. Atmosphere-Ocean Interactions: El Nino and Tropical Cyclones. 9. Air Masses and Fronts. 10. Extratropical Cyclones And Anticyclones. 11. Thunderstorms and Tornadoes. 12. Small-Scale Winds. 13. Weather Forecasting. 14. Past and Present Climates. 15. Human Influences on Climate.

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