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ISBN-10 1284049086ISBN-13 9781284049084
ISBN-10 1284027376ISBN-13 9781284027372
Author(s): Steven A. Ackerman, Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Director, Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS); John A. Knox, University of Georgia
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Copyright year: © 2015 Pages: 576

Written for the undergraduate, introductory course, the updated Fourth Edition engages students with real-world examples and a captivating narrative. It highlights how we observe the atmosphere and then uses those discoveries to explain atmospheric phenomena. The updated Fourth Edition includes new content on recent meteorological topics, including geomagnetic storms, normal temperatures, extreme rainfall, flooding, global-scale winds, tornado outbreaks and debris, the air pollution in China, the hole in the ozone layer, ocean acidification, and many more engaging topics. New sections on Superstorm Sandy and Cyclone Forecasting, the tornados of 2011, and conceptual models of frontal systems have been added making the Fourth Edition of Meteorology: Understanding the Atmosphere the most up-to-date and invaluable resource available.