The Atmosphere: An Introduction to Meteorology, Pearson New International Edition eBook, 12th Edition

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The Atmosphere: An Introduction to Meteorology, Pearson New International Edition eBook, 12th Edition

By Frederick K. Lutgens, Edward J. Tarbuck, Dennis G. Tasa
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The Atmosphere: An Introduction to Meteorology remains the standard introduction in its field, reinforcing basic concepts with everyday, easy-to-grasp examples. This revision retains the hallmarks professors have come to expect from Tarbuck and Lutgens: a friendly, largely non-technical narrative, timely coverage of recent atmospheric events, and carefully crafted artwork by leading science illustrator Dennis Tasa. The 12th Edition maintains a student-friendly approach while evolving to address various course challenges and trends. 

Each chapter in this revision is organised by a new active learning path to help guide and engage non-science majors. A greater focus on popular and increasingly important Severe & Hazardous Weather applications, new critical visual analysis Eye on the Atmosphere features, as well as new discussions of the real-world career opportunities of meteorology with Professional Profile essays, make the science both relevant and exciting.

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  • The Students Sometimes Ask... feature adds relevance to text discussions with high-interest questions and answers distributed throughout the chapter and identified by a large question mark.
  • Compelling illustrations by Dennis Tasa, carefully selected photographs, and relevant satellite images demonstrate ideas and concepts more clearly and realistically than ever before.
  • Ample pedagogy includes chapter summaries, key terms, checklists, review questions, and application problems with a quantitative orientation.
  • A flexible organisation allows instructors to rearrange or omit chapters without losing continuity.
  • GEODe icons are found throughout the book wherever a text discussion has a corresponding GEODe: Atmosphere activity. This dynamic program reinforces key concepts by using animations, tutorials, interactive exercises and review quizzes.
Table of contents
  • 1 Introduction to the Atmosphere
  • 2 Heating Earth’s Surface and Atmosphere
  • 3 Temperature
  • 4 Moisture and Atmospheric Stability
  • 5 Forms of Condensation and Precipitation
  • 6 Air Pressure and Winds
  • 7 Circulation of the Atmosphere
  • 8 Air Masses
  • 9 Weather Patterns
  • 10 Thunderstorms and Tornadoes
  • 11 Hurricanes
  • 12 Weather Analysis and Forecasting
  • 13 Air Pollution
  • 14 The Changing Climate
  • 15 World Climates
  • 16 Optical Phenomena of the Atmosphere
  • Appendix A Metric Units
  • Appendix B Explanation and Decoding of the Daily Weather Map
  • Appendix C Relative Humidity and Dew- Point Tables
  • Appendix D Laws Relating to Gases
  • Appendix E Newton's Laws in Motion
  • Appendix F Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale
  • Appendix G Climate Data
  • Glossary