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Author Ahrens, C. Donald.

Title Meteorology today : an introduction to weather, climate, and the environment / C. Donald Ahrens.

Published Belmont, Calif. : Brooks/Cole, c2009.


Location Call No. Status
Edition 9th ed.
Physical description 1 v. (various pagings) : col. ill., col. maps ; 29 cm.
Notes Previous ed.: 2007.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. The earth and its atmosphere -- 2. Energy : warming the earth and the atmosphere -- 3. Seasonal and daily temperatures -- 4. Atmospheric humidity -- 5. Condensation : dew, fog, and clouds -- 6. Stability and cloud development -- 7. Precipitation -- 8. Air pressure and winds -- 9. Wind : small scale and local systems -- 10. Wind : global systems -- 11. Air masses and fronts -- 12. Middle-latitude cyclones -- 13. Weather forecasting -- 14. Thunderstorms and tornadoes -- 15. Hurricanes -- 16. The earth's changing climate -- 17. Global climate -- 18. Air pollution -- 19. Light, color, and atmospheric optics.
Summary "METEOROLOGY TODAY, Ninth Edition, is one of the most widely used and authoritative texts for the introductory meteorology course. This ninth edition helps you understand and appreciate the dynamic nature of the inevitable weather phenomena that continually influence our lives. The textѫs clear and inviting narrative is supplemented by numerous pedagogical features that encourage observing, calculating, and synthesizing information."--PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE.
Subject Meteorology.
ISBN 9780495555735 (hbk.)
0495555738 (hbk.)