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Essentials of Meteorology: An Invitation to the Atmosphere, 8th Edition

Year: 2018
Language: english
Author: C. Donald Ahrens, Robert Henson
Genre: Manual
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Edition: 8th Edition
ISBN: 978-1-305-62845-8
Format: PDF
Quality: eBook
Pages count: 537
Essentials of Meteorology is written for students taking an introductory course on the atmospheric environment, and for meteorology instructors who need a reference manual to be fully exploited.
The main purpose of the text is to convey meteorological concepts in a visual, practical, and non-mathematical manner. In addition, the intent of the book is to stimulate curiosity in the reader, and to answer questions about weather and climate that arise in our day-to-day lives.
Although introductory in nature, this eighth edition maintains scientic integrity and includes up-to-date information on large-scale topics, such as global warming, ozone depletion etc. As in previous editions, no special prerequisites are necessary for understanding. The text encourages watching the weather so that it becomes “alive”, allowing readers to immediately apply textbook material to the world around them. To assist with this endeavor, a color Cloud Chart appears at the back of the text, that can be used used as a learning tool.
To strengthen points and clarify concepts, illustrations are rendered in full color throughout. Several appendices, that were only available online, have been reincorporated. Organized into fifteen chapters, Essentials of Meteorology is designed to provide maximum fexibility to instructors of weather and climate courses. Thus, chapters can be covered in any desired order. For example, Chapter 15, “Light, Color, and Atmospheric Optics,” is self-contained and can be covered earlier if so desired.
Focus sections fall into one of three distinct categories: Observations, Special Topics, and Environmental Issues.
Some include material that is not always found in introductory meteorology textbooks—subjects such as space weather, the scientific method, and wind energy. Others help to bridge theory and practice. Set apart as “Did You Know?” features in each chapter is weather information that may not be commonly known.


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