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Visualizing Weather and Climate

September 2008, ©2009
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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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Table of Contents

1 Introducing Weather and Climate 2

2 The Earth’s Atmosphere 28

3 The Earth’s Global energy Balance 50

4 Surface Temperature and its Variation 82

5 Atmospheric Moisture 120

6 Winds 154

7 Global Atmospheric and Oceanic Circulation 182

8 Midatitude Weather Systems 216

9 Tropical Weather Systems 244

10 Thunderstorms and Tornadoes 268

11 The Global Scope of Climate 298

12 Climates of the World 320

13 Climate Variability 352

14 Human Interaction with Weather and Climate 384

15 Weather Forecasting and Numerical Modeling 412

16 Human-Induced Climate Change and Climate Forecasting 440

Appendix

A Units of Measurement and Conversion 472

B The U.S. Standard Atmosphere 473

C Weather Station and Map Symbols 474

D Self-Test Answer Key 475

Glossary 476

Credits 489

Index 493

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The Wiley Advantage

  • Learning Objectives at the beginning of each section head indicate in behavioral terms what the student must be able to do to demonstrate mastery of the material in the chapter.
  • Visualizing Features are specially designed multi-part visual spreads that focus on a key concept or topic in the chapter, exploring it in detail or in broader context using photos and figures.
  • Concept Check questions at the end of each section give students the opportunity to test their comprehension of the learning objectives.
  • Marginal Glossary Boxes introduce each chapter s most important terms, often reinforced with a thumbnail photograph.
  • What a Scientist Sees highlight a concept or phenomenon, using photos and figures that would stand out to a professional in the field, and help students develop observational skills.
  • Process Diagrams present a series of figures or a combination of figures and photos that describe and depict a complex process, helping students to observe, follow and understand the process.
  • The illustrated Case Studies that cap off the text sections of each chapter offer a wide variety of in-depth examinations that address important issues in the field of environmental science.
  • Illustrations, Photos, and Cartoons support concepts covered in the text, elaborate relevant issues, and add visual detail. Many of the photos originate from National Geographic s rich sources.
  • Global Locator Maps, prepared specifically for this text by National Geographic, accompany figures addressing issues encountered in a particular geographic region.
  • Tables and graphs, with data sources cited at the end of the text, summarize and organize important information.
  • Critical Thinking Questions encourage critical thinking and highlight each chapter s important concepts and applications.
  • The Chapter Summary revisits each learning objective and redefines each marginal glossary term, featured in boldface here, and included in a list of Key Terms.
  • Self Tests, often including a visual, help students evaluate their readiness to move on to the next chapters, and to prepare for classroom quizzes and exams.
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Instructors Resources
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NGS Videos
A rich collection of videos, many of them from the award-winning National Geographic Film Collection, have been selected to accompany and enrich the text. Each chapter includes two to three video clips, available online as digitized streaming video, that illustrate and expand on a concept or topic to aid student understanding. Accompanying each of the videos is contextualized commentary and questions that can further develop student understanding. Icons throughout the text indicate where video can be used to enhance the text.
PowerPoint Presentations
A complete set of dynamic and colorful PowerPoints is available online to enhance classroom presentations. With specially created commentary, the PowerPoints allow you to use the visuals from the book during class discussions or presentations.
Image Gallery
All photographs, figures, maps, and other visuals from the text are online and can be used as you wish in the classroom. These online electronic files allow you to easily incorporate them into your PowerPoint presentations as you wish, or to create your own overhead transparencies and handouts.
Test Bank
Visuals from the textbook are also incorporated throughout the Test Bank. The Test Bank is available both electronically and through WileyPLUS.
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Instructor's Resource Site
Online instructor tools at www.wiley.com/college/anderson
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National Geographic EarthPulse
A publication about movements affecting and influencing our global society. Utilizing full-color imagery and National Geographic photographs, EarthPulse takes you on a journey of discovery covering topics such as The Human Condition, Our Relationship with Nature, and Our Connected World.
WileyPLUS
WileyPLUS: an online teaching and learning environment that integrates the entire digital textbook with the most effective instructor and student resources to fit every learning style. Learn more about WileyPLUS.

Wiley Plus Stand-alone to accompany Visualizing Weather and Climate:

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