Extreme Weather and Climate

Extreme Weather and Climate

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EXTREME WEATHER a 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 a 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 theya€™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.The sun plays a major role in the eartha#39;s climate system. Any significant change in the suna#39;s energy output (brightness) can have a drastic effect on air temperatures at the eartha#39;s surface. FOCUS ON EXTREME WEATHER. FIGURE 15.13anbsp;...

Title:Extreme Weather and Climate
Author:C. Donald Ahrens, Perry Samson
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2010-02-22


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