Essentials of Meteorology: An Invitation to the Atmosphere
C. Donald Ahrens
Publication Date :
1 Jan 2013
7 Rev ed
This updated and enhanced seventh edition of Essentials of Meteorology is written by the most widely read and authoritative author in introductory meteorology - Donald Ahrens. Ahrens' ability to explain relatively complicated ideas in a student-friendly, manageable fashion allows even non-science students to visualize the principles of meteorology. The text's clear and inviting narrative is supplemented by numerous pedagogical features that encourage observing, calculating, and synthesizing information. New concept animation boxes direct students to online animations which help students to immediately apply the text material-and understand the underlying meteorological principles. A new icon directs students to Online Appendices which enable students to explore data such as world temperature extremes and precipitation extremes over a 30 year period. Suggested activities to interact with the data make it easier to assign student projects for developing critical thinking and quantitative skills using meteorological data.
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