Product detailsAuthor : Edward Aguado
Category : Atmospheric physics
Publisher : Prentice Hall
Published : 2007
ISBN : 0131547879
Type : PDF & EPUB
Page : 0
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Reviews book: Weather provides a wide variety of stimuli for our senses. The sound of thunder and gales, the smell of damp soil at the start of a summer thunderstorm are but temporary phenomena while the visual panorama of the changing sky that provides a more revealing insight into the workings of the dynamic atmosphere. Understanding Weather shows how it is possible to understand weather and climate by combining our ability to observe weather systems from the earth's surface with visualisation from above - notably by means of satellite imagery. This fusion of human observation with the contrasting capabilities of remote sensing gives us a new perspective for exploring the three dimensional atmosphere. Remote sensing imagery and real-time weather information are now widely available through the internet, allowing the reader to relate the case studies to today's weather situation. As with all sciences, understanding starts with careful observation. This books aims to show that it is possible to analyse global weather systems through a visual approach rather than the traditional use of mathematics and physics. After examining the interaction of atmospheric heat, moisture and motion in a non-technical style, the contrasting but complementary techniques of weather observation from 'below' and 'above' are compared. The world's climates are then surveyed with key weather features illustrated by satellite imagery, highlighting the way in which weather events may develop into atmospheric hazards.
Reviews book: The fourth edition of "Understanding Weather and Climate " has been thoroughly updated throughout. Every part of the text has been examined and updated to ensure currency and clarity.Integrating the classic textbook model with emerging areas of instructional technology, this book focuses on explaining, rather than describing, the processes that produce Earth' s weather and climate. The authors encourage a non-mathematical understanding of physical principles as a vehicle for learning about atmospheric processes.
Reviews book: Explains the elements involved in weather changes and climate differences.
Reviews book: This package contains the following components: -0321595505: Understanding Weather and Climate -0321596250: Exercises for Weather and Climate
Reviews book: Climate refers to the statistical measurement of weather conditions over extended periods of time. The environmental conditions for a given region, such as temperature, pressure, precipitation and humidity are measured. The study of climate and all its diverse aspects is approached from a branch of atmospheric science called climatology. The climate of a region is formed by the five chief components namely, the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, lithosphere and the cryosphere. Other factors determining the climatic condition of a region are its latitude, altitude, terrain and its physical geography. Various climate models, which are based on mathematical formulations of past, present and future climates are proposed for the study of climates. This textbook is a valuable compilation of topics, ranging from the basic to the most complex theories and principles in the field of climatology. It aims to shed light on some of the unexplored aspects of climatology. It will serve as a resource guide for students and experts alike and contribute to the growth of the discipline.