A current, thorough, conversational, and scientifically sound resource on meteorology.A World of Weather: Fundamentals of Meteorology presents basic principles that enable students to gain a “”thorough possession”” of the underlying scientific principles of meteorology and to be able to think critically about them. This text shows how fundamental concepts fit together to form a conceptual pyramid that explains how the atmosphere really works. It shows students how to apply the concepts learned by offering examples based on real weather data. A World of Weather is: designed for lifelong learning students are given the design, tools, and building blocks to construct their own pyramid of learning. written in a conversational style this encourages students to engage in the material. hands-on students experience real weather data through the NEW online component. A World of Weather features: common unit conversion formulas and a description of Metric (SI) orders of magnitude. information on building and interpreting the station model. Weather Folklore and Commentary in many chapters. Focus on Optics sections that expose students to the colorful wonders of the sky. Electronic Resources housed on a monitored website. NEW to the 6th edition: Reflects recent weather events, including a nor’easter in January 2016, California’s wet winter 2016-2017, El NiA+/-o, Hurricane Harvey, and more! Introduces the Regional Snowfall Index (RSI), a relatively new technique to rank snowstorms regionally according to their societal impacts. Features an introduction to dual polarization radar, a relatively new tool in a weather forecaster’s toolbox. Includes considerable updates to the chapter titled Human Impact on Weather and Climate (i.e. climate change). Now has online assessments and online learning and teaching resources for students and instructors. It features more than 100 new laboratory and interactive exercises!
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