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Essentials of Meteorology: An Invitation to the Atmosphere
by:C. Donald Ahrens
The genius of C. Donald Ahrens puts his background and experience to work to provide students with a grand resource in his textbook Essentials of Meteorology: An Invitation to the Atmosphere, ISBN 9780840049339. C. Donald Ahrens is one of the most widely read and authoritative writers in the field of introductory meteorology. He presents students with the...
The genius of C. Donald Ahrens puts his background and experience to work to provide students with a grand resource in his textbook Essentials of Meteorology: An Invitation to the Atmosphere, ISBN 9780840049339. C. Donald Ahrens is one of the most widely read and authoritative writers in the field of introductory meteorology. He presents students with the foundational principles of the discipline through an easy-to-understand writing style which makes somewhat difficult ideas more comprehendible and easier to visualize. This latest edition boasts various new and revised features including 250 new graphics and figures as well as the most current research and coverage of concepts. C. Donald Ahrens effectively organizes the concepts of Essentials of Meteorology: An Invitation to the Atmosphere across 15 chapters. Chapter 1 begins this book with an 'Introduction: The Earth and Its Atmosphere' followed by chapter 2 entitled 'Wanting the Earth and the Atmosphere.' Chapter 3 presents detailed information about 'Air Temperature' while chapter 4 discusses 'Humidity, Condensation, and Clouds.' Chapter 5 investigates the various concepts surrounding 'Cloud Development and Precipitation' with chapter 6 presenting coverage of 'Air Pressure and Winds.' 'Atmospheric Circulations' is the topic of choice in chapter 7 followed by 'Air Masses, Fronts, and Middle Latitude Storms' discussed in chapter 8 and the art of 'Weather Forecasting' presented in chapter 9. Chapter 10 delves into factors of 'Thunderstorms and Tornadoes' followed by chapter 11 investigating 'Hurricanes' and chapter 12 looking at 'Air Pollution.' Chapter 13 examines the concepts surrounding 'Climate Change' while chapter 14 discusses 'Global Climate.' The concluding pages of this book are found in chapter 15 which is devoted to 'Light, Color, and Atmospheric Optics.'
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