Essentials of Meteorology: An Invitation to the Atmosphere, International Edition

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This updated and enhanced sixth edition of ESSENTIALS OF METEOROLOGY, International Edition is written by the widely read and authoritative author in introductory meteorology―Donald Ahrens. Ahrens’s ability to explain relatively complicated ideas in a student-friendly, manageable fashion will allow you to easily visualize the principles of meteorology. ESSENTIALS OF METEOROLOGY, 6e, International Edition is completely updated with over 250 new images and figures and the latest research and coverage.

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1. The Earth's Atmosphere. 2. Warming the Earth and the Atmosphere. 3. Air Temperature. 4. Humidity, Condensation, and Clouds. 5. Cloud Development and Precipitation. 6. Air Pressure and Winds. 7. Atmospheric Circulations. 8. Air Masses, Fronts, and Middle-Latitude Cyclones. 9. Weather Forecasting. 10. Thunderstorms and Tornadoes. 11. Hurricanes. 12. Air Pollution. 13. Global Climate. 14. Climate Change. 15. Light, Color, and Atmospheric Optics. Appendix A: Units, Conversions, Abbreviations, and Equations. Appendix B: Equations and Constants. Appendix C: Weather Symbols and the Station Model. Appendix D: Humidity and Dew-Point Tables (Psychromatic Tables). Appendix E: Standard Atmosphere. Appendix F: Beaufort Wind Scale (Over Land). Appendix G: Annual Global Pattern of Precipitation. Appendix H: Koppen's Climatic Classification System. Additional Reading Material. Glossary. Index. Credits.

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Don Ahrens is Professor Emeritus at Modesto Junior College in Modesto, California. The bestselling author of two Cengage Learning texts, Professor Ahrens received the Textbook and Academic Authors Association's McGuffey Longevity Award for the 9th Edition of his market-leading METEOROLOGY TODAY. He has influenced countless professionals in the field of atmospheric science as well as hundreds of thousands of students who use his books to better understand weather and climate. In 2007, the National Weather Association awarded Professor Ahrens a lifetime achievement award for these accomplishments.

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