For Introduction to Meteorology, Introduction to Weather and Climate, and Introduction to the Atmosphere courses in the departments of Geography, Physical Sciences, Meteorology, Earth Sciences, Geology, and Physics. Using everyday, easy-to-grasp examples to reinforce basic concepts, this highly regarded text remains the standard introduction to meteorology and the atmosphere - their components, problems, and applications. This revision retains the hallmarks professors have come to expect from Tarbuck and Lutgens: a student-friendly narrative, timely coverage of recent atmospheric events, and carefully crafted artwork by leading science illustrator Dennis Tasa.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to the Atmosphere. 2. Heating Earth's Surface and Atmosphere. 3. Temperature. 4. Moisture and Atmospheric Stability. 5. Forms of Condensation and Precipitation. 6. Air Pressure and Winds. 7. Circulation of the Atmosphere. 8. Air Masses. 9. Weather Patterns. 10. Thunderstorms and Tornadoes. 11. Hurricanes. 12. Weather Analysis and Forecasting. 13. Air Pollution. 14. The Changing Climate. 15. World Climates. 16. Optical Phenomena of the Atmosphere.