Exercises for Weather & Climate (8e)
, University of South Carolina
Exercises for Weather & Climate
Pearson Higher Ed USA
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Considered one of the best hands-on explorations of introductory meteorology concepts, this lab manual’s 17 exercises encourage students to review important ideas and concepts through problem solving, simulations, and guided thinking. The graphics program and online simulations and tutorials help students visualize and master key concepts. It is designed to complement any introductory meteorology or weather and climate text. The Eighth Edition retains Carbone’s acclaimed combination of print labs with robust interactive digital modules, which promote critical thinking through data analysis, problem solving, and experimentation. It is updated throughout with the latest data and examples from the science, and includes many new exercises and new media in a new supporting website, including an entirely new lab on Forecasting. It is available at a reduced price when packaged with selected Pearson Science texts.
Table of contents
1. Vertical Structure of the Atmosphere
2. Earth-Sun Geometry
3. The Surface Energy Budget
4. The Global Energy Budget
5. Atmospheric Moisture
6. Saturation and Atmospheric Stability
7. Cloud Droplets and Raindrops
8. Atmospheric Motion
9. Weather Map Analysis
10. Mid-Latitude Cyclones
12. Thunderstorms and Tornadoes(
14. Climate Controls
15. Climate Classification
16. Climatic Variability and Change
17. Simulating Climatic Change
Appendix A: Dimensions and Units
Appendix B: Earth Measures
Appendix C: GeoClock
Appendix D: Weather Symbols
New to this edition
- NEW! New print and digital lab material on Forecasting asks students to practice working with data to learn to make predictions and forecasts.
- Print and digital labs on Energy Budget, Thunderstorms and Tornadoes, Climate Change, Saturation and Atmospheric Stability, World Climate, and Climate Controls have been revised and expanded.
- All labs have been organized around new Learning Objectives, providing a more learner-centered approach.
- Select illustrations and almost all maps are updated to maintain simplicity and focus while offering a more consistent, modern, and engaging look.
- Equations are now placed into context with stronger explanations, in a more progressive mathematical treatment.
- Increased coverage of the scientific method is provided in the Appendices.
- NEW! A new premium website at www.MyMeteorologyLab.com supports the text. It includes new, updated, and legacy media, electronic versions of the print activities, and other chapter-by-chapter resources.
Features & benefits
- Interactive Computer Modules are presented as web-based interactive activities that supplement and reinforce some of the print lab modules, examining topics such as Earth-Sun geometry, radiation fluxes, moisture, hurricanes, and climate controls.
- A two-column format with perforated pages makes the manual easy to use in the laboratory.
- All new copies automatically include an access code card to the premium website on www.MyMeteorologyLab.com.
- An accompanying Answer Key contains all solutions to the labs.
Greg Carbone is Professor and Chair of the Department of Geography at the University of South Carolina. He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin. He has worked on a number of funded research projects, and his areas of research include climate variability and change, climate impacts, and the use of climate information in the decision making of the water resource community. He regularly teaches introductory and advanced meteorology and climatology courses.