Understanding the Weather and Climate

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9780130273949: Understanding the Weather and Climate

For courses in Introductory Meteorology and Meteorology, for Non-Science majors.

This meteorology text focuses on explanation about—rather than description of—the processes that produce Earth's weather and climate. It emphasizes a non-mathematical understanding of physical principles as a vehicle for learning about atmospheric processes. Additionally, difficult-to-visualize topics are reinforced with a series of software tutorials presented on a CD-ROM packaged with the book.

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  • Tutorials, three-dimensional diagrams and animations ease the presentation of difficult-to-visualize material. Topics include: —Solar Geometry —Atmospheric Moisture —The Coriolis Force —Wind and Pressure Aloft —Global Energy Balance —Adiabatic Processes —Atmosheric Forces and Motion —Cyclones and Anticyclones —Weather in Motion movies, depict events and phenomena discussed in the text.
  • Weather Images, provide additional illustrations of weather phenomena. These include photographs, satellite images, and computer diagrams that complement the text.
  • Media Library provides additional resources for self-guided browsing by the student.
  • Student Activities are short interactive exercises. These exercises cover important topics such as hurricanes and earth-sun relations and are prefaced by the Media Enrichment boxes included in the text.

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