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Introduction to Weather and Climate Science

Introduction to Weather and Climate Science
  

Introduction to Weather and Climate Science is a freshman-level undergraduate introductory textbook. It is geared specifically to the non-scientist, and requires no prior knowledge of meteorology. Written in a conversational tone, the book is ideal for first courses in the subjec... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781609273316
Barcode 9781609273316
Published 30 January 2014 by Cognella, Inc
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Martin, Jonathan E.
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ISBN-13 9781609273316
ISBN-10 1609273311
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Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Cognella, Inc
Imprint Cognella, Inc
Publication Date 30 January 2014
International Publication Date 5 January 2012
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Martin, Jonathan E.
Category Meteorology
Natural History, Country Life & Pets
Number of Pages 162
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 9mm
Weight 336g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Natural History: General
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
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Description of this Book

Introduction to Weather and Climate Science is a freshman-level undergraduate introductory textbook. It is geared specifically to the non-scientist, and requires no prior knowledge of meteorology. Written in a conversational tone, the book is ideal for first courses in the subject. It emphasizes the application of basic ideas to improve understanding of the kinds of weather systems encountered on a daily basis.Introduction to Weather and Climate Science covers the following topics: The Chemical Composition of the AtmosphereRadiative Transfer of EnergyMoisture in the AtmosphereThe Production of Clouds and PrecipitationThe Nature of Mid-latitudeTropical Weather SystemsThis book gives instructors all the elements needed for an excellent course requiring minimal background preparation. It can be used effectively by any scientifically-literate non-meteorologist. Adopters will receive ancillary materials for instructor use.

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Author's Bio

Jonathan E. Martin is a Professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he has taught since 1994. He has received numerous accolades for his teaching, including the Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award. Professor Martin is a Fellow in the Teaching Academy of the University of Wisconsin. He also has the distinction of being named a Mark H. Ingraham Distinguished Faculty and a Hamel Faculty Fellow by the university's College of Arts and Letters. In addition to teaching, Professor Martin has research expertise in the study of mid-latitude weather systems.

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