Meteorology Today: An Introduction to Weather, Climate, and the Environment, 10th Edition

  • C. Donald Ahrens Modesto Junior College
  • ISBN-10: 0840054998
  • ISBN-13: 9780840054999
  • 640 Pages Hardcover 
  • Previous Editions: 2007, 2000, 1994
  • © 2013 | Published
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  • Stories at the beginning of each chapter draw students naturally into the discussion, while in-chapter reviews help them master concepts while they study.
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  • "Weather Watch" marginal boxes highlight interesting weather facts or astonishing events that may not be commonly known.

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  • New Social and Economic Impact Focus Boxes spotlight the significant role weather plays in our lives, the importance of accurate weather forecasting, and tools organizations use to manage weather-related risks.

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Table of 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.
Appendix A: Units, Conversions, Abbreviations, and Equations.
Appendix B: Weather Symbols and the Station Model.
Appendix C: Beaufort Wind Scale.
Appendix D: Humidity and Dew-Point Tables.
Appendix E: Instant Weather Forecast Chart.
Appendix F: Changing GMT and UTC to Local Time.
Appendix G: Average Annual Global Precipitation.
Appendix H: Standard Atmosphere.
Appendix I: Hurricane Tracking Chart.
Appendix J: Adiabatic Chart.

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Meet the Author

About the Author

C. Donald Ahrens

Don Ahrens is Professor Emeritus at Modesto Junior College in Modesto, California. The best-selling author of two Cengage Learning texts, Professor Ahrens received the Textbook and Academic Authors Association's McGuffey Longevity Award for the 9th Edition of his market-leading METEOROLOGY TODAY. He has influenced countless professionals in the field of atmospheric science as well as hundreds of thousands of students who use his books to better understand weather and climate. In 2007, the National Weather Association awarded Professor Ahrens a lifetime achievement award for these accomplishments.

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