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Understanding Weather and Climate Global Edition

Author : James E. Burt
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Engage Students in Learning About Atmospheric Processes Aguado/Burts Understanding Weather and Climate illustrates meteorology and climatology using everyday occurrences and inspired technology tutorials to engage students in learning about atmospheric processes and patterns. The Seventh Edition extends coverage of global climate change with new and unique sections covering oceans and climate in the Earth system. Each chapter also focuses on the human aspect of weather and climate, covering high interest weather-related hazards that draw students into the course, while incorporating the latest science and the most relevant issues. This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience. Heres how: * Integrated Mobile-Ready Videos: Students use their mobile devices to scan Quick Response (QR) codes in the book to view videos, for just-in-time visualization of key meteorological concepts and applications. * Engage Students with Real-World Applications and Environmental Impacts: Case Studiescover weather hazards and how they impact people and society.* Emphasis on Oceans and Climate and on Climate Change: New and unique coverage on Oceans and their role in regulating weather and climate has been added in chapters 8, 15, and 16. * Focus on Fundamentals and Learning Path: Greater focus on the scientific method and basic concepts to help guide students. MasteringMeteorology is not included. Students, if MasteringMeteorology is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN. MasteringMeteorology should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. MasteringMeteorology with eText for Understanding Weather and Climate is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.

Fundamentals of Weather and Climate

Author : Robin McIlveen
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Originally published in 1986 as Basic meteorology: a physical outline.

Weather and Climate

Author : Joe Greek
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This book invites young readers to explore the science behind weather and climate and to discover how these forces shape the world around them. With the aid of visuals and age-appropriate language, readers will learn how the combination of different elements, such as temperature and wind, create Earth's weather. They will also learn the importance of understanding weather patterns and how they affect various aspects of life. Sidebar content throughout the book will also enhance the reader's experience and encourage the development of critical-thinking skills.

Atmosphere Weather and Climate

Author : Roger Graham Barry
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From clear explanations of basic physical and chemical principles of the atmosphere to descriptions of regional climates and their changes, this popular text presents a comprehensive coverage of global climatology.

Wide World of Weather

Author : Emily Raij
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From windswept deserts to rain-soaked forests, the world's climates experience weather unique to their place in the world. Discover how scientists study climates, the weather experienced in each one, and how climate impacts the people who live there.

Sun Weather and Climate

Author : John R. Herman
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Weather and Climate

Author : Roslyn Kay
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See Inside Weather and Climate

Author : Katie Daynes
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This is a lift-the-flap book that introduces readers to the science of weather. The work is filled with facts from how hurricanes and floods happen to how global warming is affecting the Earth's climates.

Visualizing Weather and Climate

Author : Bruce Anderson
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Visualizing Weather and Climate Change will capture the reader's interest in weather and climate and then use that interest to engage them in activities that demonstrate the science that serves as the basis of the discipline. Sections such as Eye on the Atmosphere use beautiful imagery to help them see the atmosphere through the eyes of a meteorologist and ask scientific questions that place significant features in atmospheric context. It also includes expanded coverage of global change and recent phenomena. Chapter summaries, self-tests and critical thinking questions help prepare readers for quizzes and tests while the illustrated case studies offer a wide variety of in-depth examinations that address important issues in the field of environmental science.

Weather Climate and Human Affairs Routledge Revivals

Author : H. H. Lamb
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First published in 1988, this is a reissue of a groundbreaking collection of essays written by Hubert Lamb, one of the world’s foremost experts on weather and climate and a uniquely authoritative voice in the history of climatology. Hubert Lamb is able to provide a mature assessment of the effect of weather on people, and vice versa. His is a uniquely authoritative voice in the current debates about today’s environment and the prospects for the future. After a general introduction the book is divided into three parts. The first part consists of a chronological series of portraits of climate and its impact on human affairs and the environment. These extend from the warm climates of the geological past to the current drought in Africa. There are several studies of the last few centuries and, in particular, of the various effects of the so-called ‘little Ice Age’. The second part is concerned with the causes and mechanisms of climate and weather changes, including chapters discussing Christmas weather, fronts and volcanoes. In the final part Hubert Lamb looks to the future, and attempts to put into perspective some of the pessimistic forecasts currently available. The text, which is consistently authoritative but always readable, is augmented by numerous maps, diagrams and photographs.

Weather Climate and Climate Change

Author : Greg O'Hare
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A timely and accessible analysis of one of the most crucial and contentious issues facing the world today – the processes and consequences of natural and human induced changes in the structure and function of the climate system. Integrating the latest scientific developments throughout, the text centres on climate change control, addressing how weather and climate impact on environment and society.

Weather and Climate Modification

Author : Wilmot N. Hess
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The Weather and Climate of Australia and New Zealand

Author : Andrew P. Sturman
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This revised and updated second edition provides an introduction to the basic concepts underlying the science of the atmosphere from a Southern Hemisphere perspective, and establishes the global setting within which the weather and climate of Australia and New Zealand operate. Sturman from Uni of Canterbury, NZ & Tapper at Monash, Vic.

Weather and Climate

Author : Alvin Silverstein
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Examines the changes in the atmosphere that produce various weather phenomena and how weather patterns over a period of time determine the climates of the Earth's various regions.

Introduction to Weather and Climate Science

Author : Jonathan E. Martin
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"Introduction to Weather and Climate Science" is a freshman-level undergraduate introductory textbook. It is geared specifically to the non-scientist, and requires no prior knowledge of meteorology. Written in a conversational tone, the book is ideal for first courses in the subject. It emphasizes the application of basic ideas to improve understanding of the kinds of weather systems encountered on a daily basis. "Introduction to Weather and Climate Science" covers the following topics: - The Chemical Composition of the Atmosphere - Radiative Transfer of Energy - Moisture in the Atmosphere - The Production of Clouds and Precipitation - The Nature of Mid-latitude - Tropical Weather Systems This book gives instructors all the elements needed for an excellent course requiring minimal background preparation. It can be used effectively by any scientifically-literate non-meteorologist. Jonathan E. Martin is a Professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he has taught since 1994. He has received numerous accolades for his teaching, including the Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award. Professor Martin is a Fellow in the Teaching Academy of the University of Wisconsin. He also has the distinction of being named a Mark H. Ingraham Distinguished Faculty and a Hamel Faculty Fellow by the university's College of Arts and Letters. In addition to teaching, Professor Martin has research expertise in the study of mid-latitude weather systems.

Under the Weather

Author : National Research Council
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Since the dawn of medical science, people have recognized connections between a change in the weather and the appearance of epidemic disease. With today's technology, some hope that it will be possible to build models for predicting the emergence and spread of many infectious diseases based on climate and weather forecasts. However, separating the effects of climate from other effects presents a tremendous scientific challenge. Can we use climate and weather forecasts to predict infectious disease outbreaks? Can the field of public health advance from "surveillance and response" to "prediction and prevention?" And perhaps the most important question of all: Can we predict how global warming will affect the emergence and transmission of infectious disease agents around the world? Under the Weather evaluates our current understanding of the linkages among climate, ecosystems, and infectious disease; it then goes a step further and outlines the research needed to improve our understanding of these linkages. The book also examines the potential for using climate forecasts and ecological observations to help predict infectious disease outbreaks, identifies the necessary components for an epidemic early warning system, and reviews lessons learned from the use of climate forecasts in other realms of human activity.

Meteorology Today

Author : C. Donald Ahrens
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METEOROLOGY TODAY has for many years been one of the most widely used and authoritative texts for the introductory meteorology course. Each edition is extensively reviewed by leading researchers in the field to ensure that the text remains completely up-to-date and reflects today's current understanding of meteorological concepts. Author Donald Ahrens has been widely praised for his ability to explain relatively complicated ideas so that even under-prepared students can understand them. The text's clear and inviting presentation is supplemented by numerous pedagogical features that help augment students' understanding. Introductory stories found at the beginning of each chapter draws students naturally into the discussion. In-chapter reviews then help students to consolidate their understanding as they read, while four types of end-of-chapter exercises provide opportunities for everything from further review to in-class discussion questions. Graphics are carefully designed and subsequently refined so that the key ideas clearly emerge. Many of the photos in the book are taken by the author and provide unmatched images of dramatic weather phenomena. A unique and popular feature over this title's seven editions has been the foldout cloud chart at the back of the book. A wealth of online resources accompanies METEOROLOGY TODAY, SEVENTH EDITION, allowing professors to integrate striking and illuminative interactive weather exercises into their course. Many of the exercises on the BLUE SKIES CD-ROM packaged FREE with each new copy of the text are tied to downloadable real-time weather data, offering instructors an easy way to bring the exploration of current weather events into the course discussion.

Weather Climate Human Affairs

Author : H. H. Lamb
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Management of Weather and Climate Risk in the Energy Industry

Author : Alberto Troccoli
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Meteorological and climate data are indeed essential both in day-to-day energy management and for the definition of production and distribution infrastructures. For instance, the supply of electricity to users can be disturbed by extreme meteorological events such as thunderstorms with unusually strong winds, severe icing, severe cold spells, sea level elevation associated with storm surges, floods ... To be protected against such events, it is not sufficient to act after they have taken place. It is necessary to identify their potential impacts precisely and assess the probability of their occurrence. This book shows that this can only be done through an enhanced dialogue between the energy community and the climate and meteorology community. This implies an in-depth dialogue between actors to define precisely what kind of data is needed and how it should be used. Météo-France has been in long-term cooperation with the energy sector, including the fields of electricity production and distribution. Drawing on this experience, it should be noted in this respect the importance of lo- term partnership between actors as exemplified here by the message of EDF.

North Carolina Weather and Climate

Author : Peter J. Robinson
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"What is North Carolina's "typical" weather? How does it vary from the coast to the mountains? How do we forecast it? With dozens of color maps and tables to make understanding the weather easier, Robinson covers big issues such as the role of weather and climate in daily life, severe weather threats and their causes, and the meteorological effects of seasons. He also explains more specific phenomena including the causes of heating and cooling, the effects of acid rain, and the role of groundwater in weather.".