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Understanding Weather and Climate, Global Edition

Understanding Weather and Climate, Global Edition

  • Author: James E. Burt,Edward Aguado
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781292087801
  • Category:
  • Page: 608
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Engage Students in Learning About Atmospheric Processes Aguado/Burts Understanding Weather and Climate illustrates meteorology and climatology using everyday occurrences and inspired technology tutorials to engage students in learning about atmospheric processes and patterns. The Seventh Edition extends coverage of global climate change with new and unique sections covering oceans and climate in the Earth system. Each chapter also focuses on the human aspect of weather and climate, covering high interest weather-related hazards that draw students into the course, while incorporating the latest science and the most relevant issues. This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience. Heres how: * Integrated Mobile-Ready Videos: Students use their mobile devices to scan Quick Response (QR) codes in the book to view videos, for just-in-time visualization of key meteorological concepts and applications. * Engage Students with Real-World Applications and Environmental Impacts: Case Studiescover weather hazards and how they impact people and society.* Emphasis on Oceans and Climate and on Climate Change: New and unique coverage on Oceans and their role in regulating weather and climate has been added in chapters 8, 15, and 16. * Focus on Fundamentals and Learning Path: Greater focus on the scientific method and basic concepts to help guide students. MasteringMeteorology is not included. Students, if MasteringMeteorology is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN. MasteringMeteorology should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. MasteringMeteorology with eText for Understanding Weather and Climate is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.

Understanding Weather and Climate

Understanding Weather and Climate

  • Author: Edward Aguado,James E. Burt
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 562
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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.

Global Warming

Global Warming

Understanding the Forecast

  • Author: David Archer
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470943416
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 203
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Archer's Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast2nd Edition, is the first real text to present thescience and policy surrounding climate change at the right level.Accompanying videos, simulations and instructional support makes iteasier to build a syllabus to improve and create new material onclimate change. Archer's polished writing style makes the textentertaining while the improved pedagogy helps better understandkey concepts, ideas and terms. This edition has been revised and reformulated with a newchapter template of short chapter introductions, study questions atthe end, and critical thinking puzzlers throughout. Also a newasset for the BCS was created that will give ideas for assignmentsand topics for essays and other projects. Furthermore, a number ofinteractive models have been built to help understand the scienceand systems behind the processes.

Atmosphere, Weather, and Climate

Atmosphere, Weather, and Climate

  • Author: Roger Graham Barry,Richard J. Chorley
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 0415465699
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 516
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From clear explanations of basic physical and chemical principles of the atmosphere to descriptions of regional climates and their changes, this popular text presents a comprehensive coverage of global climatology.

Global Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events

Global Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events

Understanding the Contributions to Infectious Disease Emergence: Workshop Summary

  • Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Global Health,Forum on Microbial Threats
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • ISBN: 9780309177757
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 302
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Long before the "germ theory" of disease was described, late in the nineteenth century, humans knew that climatic conditions influence the appearance and spread of epidemic diseases. Ancient notions about the effects of weather and climate on disease remain embedded in our collective consciousness-through expressions such as "cold" for rhinovirus infections; "malaria," derived from the Latin for "bad air;" and the common complaint of feeling "under the weather." Today, evidence is mounting that earth's climate is changing at a faster rate than previously appreciated, leading researchers to view the longstanding relationships between climate and disease with new urgency and from a global perspective. On December 4 and 5, 2007, the Forum on Microbial Threats hosted a public workshop in Washington, DC to consider the possible infectious disease impacts of global climate change and extreme weather events on human, animal, and plant health, as well as their expected implications for global and national security.

Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, Second Edition

Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, Second Edition

  • Author: S. George Philander
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412992613
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 1641
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Prev. ed. published under title: Encyclopedia of global warming and climate change.

Meteorology Today: An Introduction to Weather, Climate, and the Environment

Meteorology Today: An Introduction to Weather, Climate, and the Environment

  • Author: C. Donald Ahrens
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1285400968
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 640
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Cengage Learning's METEOROLOGY TODAY brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools along with market leading text content for introductory meteorology courses. Whether you use a traditional printed text or all digital Meteorology Today CourseMate alternative, it's never been easier to better understand the underlying principles of meteorology and appreciate the dynamic nature of the inevitable weather phenomena that continually influence our lives. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Atmosphere,, Weather and Climate

Atmosphere,, Weather and Climate

  • Author: Roger G. Barry,Richard J Chorley
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135267499
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 536
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This book presents a comprehensive introduction to weather processes and climatic conditions around the world, their observed variability and changes, and projected future trends. Extensively revised and updated, this ninth edition retains its tried and tested structure while incorporating recent advances in the field. From clear explanations of the basic physical and chemical principles of the atmosphere, to descriptions of regional climates and their changes, the book presents a comprehensive coverage of global meteorology and climatology. In this new edition the latest scientific ideas are again expressed in a clear, non-mathematical matter. New features include: extended and updated treatment of atmospheric models final chapter on climate variability and change has been completely rewritten to take account of the IPCC 2007 scientific assessment. new four-colour text design featuring over 30 colour plates over 360 diagrams have been redrawn in full colour to improve clarity and aid understanding. Atmosphere, Weather and Climate continues to be an indispensable source for all those studying the earth’s atmosphere and world climate, whether from environmental and earth sciences, geography, ecology, agriculture, hydrology, or related disciplinary perspectives. Its pedagogic value is enhanced by several features: learning points at the opening of each chapter and discussion topics at their ending, boxes on topical subjects and on twentieth century advances in the field.

Meteorology Today

Meteorology Today

An Introduction to Weather, Climate, and the Environment

  • Author: C. Donald Ahrens,Peter Lawrence Jackson,Christine E. O. Jackson
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 0176500391
  • Category: Meteorology
  • Page: 704
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Meteorology Today 1st Canadian edition is the first textbook of its type written specifically with the needs of the Canadian market and its unique meteorological environment in mind. This first Canadian edition builds upon the tried and tested strengths of the Ahrens Meteorology series and provides a more relevant resource for Canadian students and instructors by ensuring that Canadian content, practices, conventions and examples are used throughout. An Earth Systems feature ? the first of its kind in Ahrens ? has been developed for this edition, presenting the interconnectedness of elements, and providing a peek at the chapter content. This ?visual table of contents? highlights the Earth system components reflected in each chapter (the atmosphere; hydrosphere, cryosphere, lithosphere, biosphere and anthrosphere). The relationships between the chapter?s content and Earth systems are further expanded upon in the introduction of each chapter.

Human Impacts on Weather and Climate

Human Impacts on Weather and Climate

  • Author: William R. Cotton,Roger A. Pielke, Sr
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521499293
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 288
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Human Impacts on Weather and Climate is a nonmathematical presentation of the basic physical concepts of how human activity may affect weather and climate. This book assesses the current hypotheses and examines whether the impacts are measurable. It critically evaluates the scientific status of weather modification by cloud seeding, human impacts on regional weather and climate, and human impacts on global climate, including the greenhouse gas hypothesis. Human Impacts on Weather and Climate will be valuable for upper-division undergraduate courses or graduate courses in meteorology, geophysics, earth and atmospheric science, as well as for policy makers and readers with an interest in how humans are affecting the atmosphere.

Fundamentals of Weather and Climate

Fundamentals of Weather and Climate

  • Author: Robin McIlveen
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199215421
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 632
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Originally published in 1986 as Basic meteorology: a physical outline.

Issues in Global Environment: Climate and Climate Change: 2011 Edition

Issues in Global Environment: Climate and Climate Change: 2011 Edition

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: ScholarlyEditions
  • ISBN: 1464966222
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 556
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Issues in Global Environment: Climate and Climate Change: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Global Environment—Climate and Climate Change. The editors have built Issues in Global Environment: Climate and Climate Change: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Global Environment—Climate and Climate Change in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Global Environment: Climate and Climate Change: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Paleoclimate, Global Change and the Future

Paleoclimate, Global Change and the Future

  • Author: Keith D. Alverson,Raymond S. Bradley,Thomas F. Pedersen
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3642558283
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 221
  • View: 426
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This book provides a synthesis of the past decade of research into global changes that occurred in the earth system in the past. Focus is achieved by concentrating on those changes in the Earth's past environment that best inform our evaluation of current and future global changes and their consequences for human populations. The book stands as a ten year milestone in the operation of the Past Global Changes (PAGES) Project of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP). It seeks to provide a quantitative understanding of the Earth’s environment in the geologically recent past and to define the envelope of natural environmental variability against which anthropogenic impacts on the Earth System may be assessed. A set of color overhead transparencies based on the figures in the book is available free on the PAGES website (www.pages-igbp.org) for use in teaching and lecturing.

The Ice Chronicles

The Ice Chronicles

The Quest to Understand Global Climate Change

  • Author: Paul A. Mayewski,Frank White
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 233
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Presents a history of the Greenland Ice Sheet Project Two and its findings on climate changes over the past 100,000 years.

Weather, climate, culture

Weather, climate, culture

  • Author: Sarah Strauss,Benjamin S. Orlove
  • Publisher: Berg Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781859736920
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 307
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Throughout history, the weather has been both feared and revered for its powerful influence over living creatures. Not only does it control our moods, activities, and fashions, but it has also played a crucial role in broader issues of cultural identity, concepts of time, and economic development. In fact, the weather has become so ingrained in our everyday routines that many of us forget just how profoundly this omnipotent force shapes culture. With the continuing rise in global warming and consequential change in weather patterns, our awareness and understanding of this topic has never been so important. This fascinating book is the first to explore our close relationship with the weather. From folklore to visual representations, agricultural and health practices, and unusual weather events, Weather, Climate, Culturedemonstrates that the way we discuss and interpret meteorological phenomena concerns not only the events in question but, more complexly, the cultural, political, and historical framework in which we discuss them. Why is it politically safe to discuss current weather conditions, but highly controversial to discuss long-term climate change? Why are the British renowned for talking about the weather and why, in the eighteenth century, was this regarded as genteel? How can accounts of cultural or moral change be associated with narratives of changing climate and vice-versa? Drawing on a wide range of case studies from around the world, this pioneering book provides an original and lively perspective on a subject that continues to have an incalculable impact on the way we live. It will serve as a landmark text for years to come.

Climate Church, Climate World

Climate Church, Climate World

How People of Faith Must Work for Change

  • Author: Jim Antal
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1538110709
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 242
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Climate Church, Climate World argues that climate change is the greatest moral challenge humanity has ever faced as it magnifies all forms of global social injustice. Jim Antal argues that it’s time for the church to meet this moral challenge and suggests ways people of faith can reorient what they prize through new approaches to worship, preaching, and other spiritual practices that honor creation and cultivate hope./span

Under the Weather

Under the Weather

Climate, Ecosystems, and Infectious Disease

  • Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate,Committee on Climate, Ecosystems, Infectious Diseases, and Human Health
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • ISBN: 0309072786
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 160
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Since the dawn of medical science, people have recognized connections between a change in the weather and the appearance of epidemic disease. With today's technology, some hope that it will be possible to build models for predicting the emergence and spread of many infectious diseases based on climate and weather forecasts. However, separating the effects of climate from other effects presents a tremendous scientific challenge. Can we use climate and weather forecasts to predict infectious disease outbreaks? Can the field of public health advance from "surveillance and response" to "prediction and prevention?" And perhaps the most important question of all: Can we predict how global warming will affect the emergence and transmission of infectious disease agents around the world? Under the Weather evaluates our current understanding of the linkages among climate, ecosystems, and infectious disease; it then goes a step further and outlines the research needed to improve our understanding of these linkages. The book also examines the potential for using climate forecasts and ecological observations to help predict infectious disease outbreaks, identifies the necessary components for an epidemic early warning system, and reviews lessons learned from the use of climate forecasts in other realms of human activity.

Extreme Weather and Climate

Extreme Weather and Climate

  • Author: C. Donald Ahrens,Perry J. Samson
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 0495118575
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 528
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EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATE is a unique textbook solution for the fast-growing market of non-majors science courses focused on extreme weather. With strong foundational coverage of the science of meteorology, EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATE introduces the causes and impacts of extreme weather events and conditions. Students learn the science of meteorology in context of important and often familiar weather events such as Hurricane Katrina and they'll explore how forecast changes in climate may influence frequency and/or intensity of future extreme weather events. An exciting array of photos and illustrations brings the intensity of weather and its sometimes devastating impact to every chapter. Written by a respected and unique author team, this book blends coverage found in Don Ahrens market-leading texts with insights and technology support contributed by co-author Perry Samson. Professor Samson has developed an Extreme Weather course at the University of Michigan that is the fastest-growing science course at the university. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Weather & Climate Services for the Energy Industry

Weather & Climate Services for the Energy Industry

  • Author: Alberto Troccoli
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319684183
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 197
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This open access book showcases the burgeoning area of applied research at the intersection between weather and climate science and the energy industry. It illustrates how better communication between science and industry can help both sides. By opening a dialogue, scientists can understand the broader context for their work and the energy industry is able to keep track of and implement the latest scientific advances for more efficient and sustainable energy systems. Weather & Climate Services for the Energy Industry considers the lessons learned in establishing an ongoing discussion between the energy industry and the meteorological community and how its principles and practises can be applied elsewhere. This book will be a useful guiding resource for research and early career practitioners concerned with the energy industry and the new field of research known as energy meteorology.

Climate and Global Environmental Change

Climate and Global Environmental Change

  • Author: Danny Harvey
  • Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 240
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Climatic change, now more than ever in this age of global warming, is seen as fundamental to the study of the environment. This text examines the importance of climate as one of the major forcing functions in the global environmental change process. It emphasizes both human-induced climatic change and natural climatic change, providing a comprehensive historical context and important projections for the future. It offers a thorough, up-to-date, critical overview of the physical science behind global warming concerns. *Provides a comprehensive discussion of the components of the climate system and the relationship between climate and weather *Looks at the factors, both natural and anthropogenic, driving climate change *Discusses how climate change will be affected in the future by human activity *Examines the factors involved in projected sea level rise *Case studies and boxed material within chapters illustrate key points *Each chapter begins with a synopsis and ends with a list of topics for discussion and an annotated further reading section *Climate and Global Environmental Change is the second book to be published within the Understanding Global Environmental Change series, des