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Meteorology Today 11th Edition

C. Donald Ahrens | Robert Henson

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  • MindTap


Meteorologist C. Donald Ahrens and new co-author Robert Henson combine the latest in weather, climate, and earth science in METEOROLOGY TODAY, 11th Edition. Grounded in the scientific method, this engaging and highly visual resource shows students how to observe, calculate, and synthesize information as budding scientists, systematically analyzing meteorological concepts and issues. Specific discussions center on severe weather systems as well as everyday elements. Events and issues dominating today's news -- such as the Oklahoma tornadoes and findings from the U.S. National Climate Assessment -- also receive thorough attention. Also available: the MindTap® interactive online option.

C. Donald Ahrens, Modesto Junior College

Don Ahrens is Professor Emeritus at Modesto Junior College in Modesto, California. The bestselling 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.

Robert Henson, Weather Underground

Robert Henson is a meteorologist and science writer at Weather Underground and a former science writer at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, the organization that manages the National Center for Atmospheric Research. An expert on tornadoes, thunderstorms, and hurricanes, he has also analyzed how TV weathercasters cover major storms and report on climate change. Henson is the author of four books on meteorology, including THE THINKING PERSON’S GUIDE TO CLIMATE CHANGE (previously THE ROUGH GUIDE TO CLIMATE CHANGE), which was shortlisted for the UK Royal Society Prize for Science Books.
  • Chapter Vignettes: Compelling stories begin each chapter to draw students into the discussion naturally and raise their interest in meteorology and climate change.
  • Inquiring Features: In-text queries and four types of questions at the end of each chapter help students recall significant material, test their understanding, and improve problem-solving abilities.
  • Focused Discovery: "Focus On" boxes examine concepts at greater depth to add realistic context and meaning to meteorological observation methods, environmental issues, and a variety of more advanced topics.
  • Climate Finds: "Weather Watch" boxes highlight interesting weather facts or astonishing meteorological events that may not be commonly known.
  • Online Appendices: These handy online resources allow students explore actual weather data, such as world temperature and precipitation extremes over a 30 year period, and apply them to assignments and projects to develop reasoning and quantitative skills.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.


Instructor's Companion Web Site

ISBN: 9781305273658
Everything you need for your course in one place! This collection of book-specific lecture and class tools is available online via Access and download PowerPoint® presentations, images, instructor's manual, videos, and more.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305271920
Powered by Cognero, this Cengage Learning tool is a flexible, online system that allows you to author, edit, and manage your test bank content. Pull content from multiple Cengage Learning platforms, create multiple test versions, and deliver tests from either your LMS or classroom—the choices are yours.