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.
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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.
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Workbook/study Guide for Meteorology Today

An Introduction to Weather, Climate, and the Environment

Author: C. Donald Ahrens

Publisher: Thomson

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 230

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This workbook/study guide is organized by chapter and includes chapter summary, important concepts, self-test true/false, multiple choice, and essay type questions and answers. A list of additional suggested reading material is also included to further enhance student understanding of the subject.
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Meteorology Today

An Introduction to Weather, Climate, and the Environment

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781337954631

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Meteorology Today

Author: C. Donald Ahrens,Peter Lawrence Jackson,Christine E. J. Jackson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780176530792

Category: Meteorology

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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.
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Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change

Author: S. George Philander

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452265887

Category: Nature

Page: 1552

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2008 Best Reference, Library Journal "The impact of global warming is rapidly evolving. This valuable resource provides an excellent historical overview and framework of this topic and serves as a general resource for geography, oceanography, biology, climatology, history, and many other subjects. A useful reference for a wide audience of business professionals and government officials as well as for the general public; essential for both academic and public libraries." —Library Journal "This is a useful set because of the individual country entries as well as the general-audience language . . ." — Booklist (Starred Review) The Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change helps readers learn about the astonishingly intricate processes that make ours the only planet known to be habitable. These three volumes include more than 750 articles that explore major topics related to global warming and climate change—ranging geographically from the North Pole to the South Pole, and thematically from social effects to scientific causes. Key Features Contains a 4-color, 16-page insert that is a comprehensive introduction to the complexities of global warming Includes coverage of the science and history of climate change, the polarizing controversies over climate-change theories, the role of societies, the industrial and economic factors, and the sociological aspects of climate change Emphasizes the importance of the effects, responsibilities, and ethics of climate change Presents contributions from leading scholars and institutional experts in the geosciences Serves as a general resource for geography, oceanography, biology, climatology, history, and many other subjects The Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change provides a primarily nonscientific resource to understanding the complexities of climate change for academic and public libraries. READER'S GUIDE Atmospheric Sciences Climate climate and Society Climate Change, Effects Climate Feedbacks Climate Models Countries: Africa Countries: Americas Countries: Asia Countries: Europe Countries: Pacific Glaciology Government and International Agencies Institutions Studying Climate Change Oceanography Paleo-Climates People Programs And Conventions
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21st Century Geography

Author: Joseph P. Stoltman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 141297464X

Category: Science

Page: 883

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This is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
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California Rivers and Streams

The Conflict Between Fluvial Process and Land Use

Author: Jeffrey F. Mount

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520916937

Category: Nature

Page: 376

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California Rivers and Streams provides a clear and informative overview of the physical and biological processes that shape California's rivers and watersheds. Jeffrey Mount introduces relevant basic principles of hydrology and geomorphology and applies them to an understanding of the differences in character of the state's many rivers. He then builds on this foundation by evaluating the impact on waterways of different land use practices—logging, mining, agriculture, flood control, urbanization, and water supply development. Water may be one of California's most valuable resources, but it is far from being one we control. In spite of channels, levees, lines and dams, the state's rivers still frequently flood, with devastating results. Almost all the rivers in California are dammed or diverted; with the booming population, there will be pressure for more intervention. Mount argues that Californians know little about how their rivers work and, more importantly, how and why land-use practices impact rivers. The forceful reconfiguration and redistribution of the rivers has already brought the state to a critical crossroads. California Rivers and Streams forces us to reevaluate our use of the state's rivers and offers a foundation for participating in the heated debates about their future.
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Wir Wettermacher

wie die Menschen das Klima verändern und was das für unser Leben auf der Erde bedeutet

Author: Tim F. Flannery

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596172214

Category: Climatic changes

Page: 396

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How Can You Tell If a Spider is Dead?

And More Moments of Science

Author: Don Glass

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253210203

Category: Science

Page: 192

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Essays explore the world of science, discussing such topics as the shape of the Earth, the speed of tornado winds, and the iron content of human milk.
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Losing Earth

Author: Nathaniel Rich

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644004064

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Die Klimakatastrophe, die wir jetzt erleben, hätte verhindert werden können. Vor dreißig Jahren gab es die Chance, den Planeten zu retten – doch sie wurde verspielt. Die Erde, wie wir sie heute kennen, ist bereits verloren. Nathaniel Rich schildert in dieser dramatischen Reportage, wie eine Gruppe von Wissenschaftlern Ende der siebziger Jahre erstmals erkennt, dass sich die Erderwärmung desaströs beschleunigt, aber auch, welche politischen Maßnahmen notwendig wären. Aber kurz vor dem Durchbruch scheitern sie. Eine historische Reportage, die aktueller nicht sein könnte: Wir bekommen in den kommenden Jahren das zu spüren, was damals versäumt wurde – so wie unser gegenwärtiges Scheitern das Schicksal des Planeten in naher Zukunft besiegelt.
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Kulturgeschichte des Klimas

von der Eiszeit bis zur globalen Erwärmung

Author: Wolfgang Behringer

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406528668

Category: Climate and civilization

Page: 352

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Globale Erwärmung - Kleine Eiszeit.
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Das Klima der bodennahen Luftschicht

Ein Lehrbuch der Mikroklimatologie

Author: Rudolf Geiger

Publisher: Springer Vieweg

ISBN: 9783658035181

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 646

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Die bodenenahe Luftschicht ist für viele Fragestellungen von besonderer Bedeutung, seien sie ökologischer Natur oder aus Interesse für energetische Nutzungen. Das vorliegende Buch gilt in der meteorologischen Literatur als bedeutender Meilenstein, Wendepunkt und Wegbereiter der Mikroklimatologie. Die Ergebnisse der Arbeiten Herrn Geigers haben dank der sorgfältigen und akribischen Arbeit immer noch Gültigkeit, auch wenn sich die Messmethoden im Laufe der Jahre verändert haben. Als Lehrbuch konzipiert, sind grundlegende Inhalte didaktisch anschaulich aufbereitet und bieten einen Zugang zu Konzepten und Literatur, auf die heutige Modelle und Computersimulationen zurückgreifen und aufbauen.
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Das Kyoto-Protokoll

Internationale Klimapolitik für das 21. Jahrhundert

Author: Sebastian Oberthür,Hermann E. Ott

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663014347

Category: Social Science

Page: 443

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Die internationale Klimapolitik ist an einem Wendepunkt angekommen. Die Annahme des Kyoto-Protokolls ist ein großer Schritt in dem Versuch der Menschheit, die schädlichen Folgen des Klimawandels zu begrenzen. Dieses Buch, geschrieben von zwei deutschen Experten, erklärt die naturwissenschaftlichen, ökonomischen sowie politischen Bedingungen desTreibhauseffekts und erläutert die Hintergründe der Annahme des Kyoto-Protokolls. Das Buch analysiert in seinem Mittelteil den Vertragstext im Stile eines Gesetzeskommentars, nennt die offenen Fragen und gibt mögliche Antworten für die Weiterentwicklung der Normen. In einem dritten Teil werden Schlussfolgerungen gezogen, die politische Landschaft nach Kyoto beleuchtet und eine Leadership-Initiative für die Europäische Union vorgestellt, um die Handlungsmacht gegenüber den USA wieder zu erlangen.
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Prandtl - Führer durch die Strömungslehre

Grundlagen und Phänomene

Author: Herbert Oertel jr.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658086270

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 790

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Dieses Fachbuch gilt unumstritten als das Standardwerk der Strömungslehre. In der von renommierten Strömungswissenschaftlern verfassten aktuellen 14. Auflage wurden alle Kapitel auf den neuesten Erkenntnisstand gebracht. In ganzheitlicher Weise werden die Strömungen vom phänomenologischen Standpunkt her betrachtet und Systematiken daraus abgeleitet. Den Autoren gelingt es, den Blick für das Verständnis von Einflüssen und Vorgängen zu schärfen. Der Prandtl ist als klassisches Lehrbuch aber auch als Nachschlagewerk besonders gut geeignet. Die Printauflage wurde erstmalig parallel zu einer living edition auf Springer Reference entwickelt, bei der Änderungen jederzeit eingearbeitet werden können.
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Weltatlas des Klimawandels

Karten und Fakten zur globalen Karten und Fakten zur globalen Erwärmung

Author: Kirstin Dow,Thomas E. Downing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783863930646

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