Science of Earth Systems

Science of Earth Systems

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To meet the challenges of the future, the scientific community has recognized the importance of uniting efforts in understanding and caring for Earth and its systems. Science of Earth's Systems explains how scientists have found it necessary to share their research across disciplines to try and comprehend Earth's complexities, and how they are being affected by human activities. It brings together the interactions that occur in the living and non-living world, and provides readers with a solid understanding of the processes that take place on and around Earth and the synergies that exist between them. Topics covered include the role of science and technology in society; matter and energy; astronomy; geology; meteorology; oceanography; biology; environmental science; and much more. With colorful photo references, charts and tables, to help illustrate the subjects, this text is an valuable resource for learners of science in the twenty-first century.Mid-latitude cyclones form when an advancing cold air mass moves up behind a slower moving warm air mass. ... the precipitation begins to spiral inward toward the pressure center, forming a unique cloud formation called a comma cloud ... Many of the strong storms that affect the northeastern United States, creating heavyanbsp;...

Title:Science of Earth Systems
Author:Stephen D. Butz
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2002


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