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Visualizing Weather and Climate : VISUALIZING SERIES - Bruce Anderson

Visualizing Weather and Climate


Paperback Published: 10th September 2008
ISBN: 9780470147757
Number Of Pages: 528

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<i>Visualizing Weather and Climate</i> offers students a valuable opportunity to identify and connect the central issues of weather, climate, and the atmosphere through a visual approach. The text is organized around the premise that weather and climate are two, interrelated and equally important influences upon environmental processes and human activity. As students explore the critical topics of weather and climate, their study of the role of the atmosphere is interwoven with the behavior of the oceans, land surfaces, ecosystems, and human activity. <p> <i>Visualizing&nbsp;Weather and Climate</i> integrates <b><i>National Geographic</i></b> and other visuals with text to elucidate concepts for students and solidify their understanding of them. The accessible format allows students to navigate through the material with greater ease.</p>

1 Introducing Weather and Climate 2

2 The Earth’s Atmosphere 28

3 The Earth’s Global energy Balance 50

4 Surface Temperature and its Variation 82

5 Atmospheric Moisture 120

6 Winds 154

7 Global Atmospheric and Oceanic Circulation 182

8 Midatitude Weather Systems 216

9 Tropical Weather Systems 244

10 Thunderstorms and Tornadoes 268

11 The Global Scope of Climate 298

12 Climates of the World 320

13 Climate Variability 352

14 Human Interaction with Weather and Climate 384

15 Weather Forecasting and Numerical Modeling 412

16 Human-Induced Climate Change and Climate Forecasting 440


A Units of Measurement and Conversion 472

B The U.S. Standard Atmosphere 473

C Weather Station and Map Symbols 474

D Self-Test Answer Key 475

Glossary 476

Credits 489

Index 493

ISBN: 9780470147757
ISBN-10: 047014775X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 10th September 2008
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.25 x 23.05  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 1.12
Edition Number: 1