Visualizing Weather and Climate

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Visualizing Weather and Climate

By Bruce Anderson, Alan H. Strahler

Visualizing Weather and Climate Change will capture the reader’s interest in weather and climate and then use that interest to engage them in activities that demonstrate the science that serves as the basis of the discipline. Sections such as Eye on the Atmosphere use beautiful imagery to help them see the atmosphere through the eyes of a meteorologist and ask scientific questions that place significant features in atmospheric context. It also includes expanded coverage of global change and recent phenomena. Chapter summaries, self-tests and critical thinking questions help prepare readers for quizzes and tests while the illustrated case studies offer a wide variety of in-depth examinations that address important issues in the field of environmental science.

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Wiley Visualizing wraps clear, concise text around well-designed photography, illustrations, diagrams, and charts. This visual approach helps students learn more effectively, links text and visuals to what is familiar, and presents complex information in a more efficient manner.

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A collection of videos, many from the award-winning National Geographic Film Collection, accompany Visual Weather and Climate. Each video clip illustrates a specific concept or topic and is accompanied by commentary and questions that further develop student understanding. Icons in the text indicate when a video clip is available.

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Chapter 1 Introducing Weather and Climate
Chapter 2 The Earth’s Atmosphere
Chapter 3 The Earth’s Global energy Balance
Chapter 4 Surface Temperature and its Variation
Chapter 5 Atmospheric Moisture
Chapter 6 Winds
Chapter 7 Global Atmospheric and Oceanic Circulation
Chapter 8 Midatitude Weather Systems
Chapter 9 Tropical Weather Systems
Chapter 10 Thunderstorms and Tornadoes
Chapter 11 The Global Scope of Climate
Chapter 12 Climates of the World
Chapter 13 Climate Variability
Chapter 14 Human Interaction with Weather and Climate
Chapter 15 Weather Forecasting and Numerical Modeling
Chapter 16 Human-Induced Climate Change and Climate Forecasting

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