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Understanding weather and climate
Edward Aguado, James E. Burt.
Table of Contents
Energy and mass: Composition and structure of the atmosphere -- Solar radiation and the seasons -- Energy balance and temperature -- Atmospheric pressure and wind -- Water in the atmosphere: Atmospheric moisture -- Cloud development and forms -- Precipitation processes -- Distribution and movement of air: Atmospheric circulation and pressure distributions -- Air masses and fronts -- Disturbances: Midlatitude cyclones -- Lightning, thunder, and tornadoes -- Tropical storms and hurricanes -- Human activities: -- Weather forecasting and analysis -- Human effects on the atmosphere -- Current, past, and future climates: Earth's climates -- Climate changes: past and future -- Special topics and appendices: -- Atmospheric optics.