Understanding Weather & Climate with MasteringMeteorology, Global Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
James E. Burt / Edward Aguado  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
7
Language
English
Pub.-date
August 2015
ISBN13
9781292108704
ISBN
1292108703
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Description

For Introductory Meteorology Science Courses.

This package includes MasteringMeteorology.


Engage Students in Learning About Atmospheric Processes

Aguado/Burt’s Understanding Weather and Climate illustrates meteorology and climatology using everyday occurrences and inspired technology tutorials to engage students in learning about atmospheric processes and patterns. The Seventh Edition extends coverage of global climate change with new and unique sections covering oceans and climate in the Earth system. Each chapter also focuses on the human aspect of weather and climate, covering high interest weather-related hazards that draw students into the course, while incorporating the latest science and the most relevant issues.

 

This package includes MasteringMeteorology, an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to improve results by helping your students quickly master meteorology concepts. Students benefit from self-paced coaching activities that feature immediate specific wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience to help keep students on track. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn, master, and retain tough course concepts.

 

MasteringMeteorology should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Please be sure you have the correct ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

 

Features

This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content which is especially relevant to students outside the United States.

 

Engage Students with Real-World Applications and Environmental Impacts

 

  • NEW! Focus on the Environment and Societal Impacts feature covers weather hazards on people and society, not just looking at the physical principles, but also at the broader human issues, and mitigation policies and strategies. These case studies are grounded in real-world examples that illustrate the broad impacts on people and society and the decision-making that goes into coping with weather events.
  • Focus on Aviation features examine meteorological challenges and impacts on aviation.
  • Focus on Severe Weather features explore severe and hazardous weather phenomena.
  • Special Interest features treat interesting topics related to the chapter themes, without interrupting the main narrative.
  • Forecasting features describe how the principles discussed in the chapter can be used in forecasting, and often include simple “rules of thumb” that help students make their own forecasts.
  • Did You Know? inserts throughout the book discuss interesting and unexpected facts.
  • Physical Principles features provide optional mathematical explorations of key physical processes, and accommodate students who have a more quantitative interest in the topic.

 

Emphasis on Oceans and Climate and on Climate Change

 

  • NEW! Emphasis on Oceans and their role in regulating weather and climate, including dedicated sections in Chapters 8, 15, and 16 on Oceans and Climate offering a unique coverage no other book has.
  • NEW! The latest climate change science is integrated throughout, leveraging the findings of the IPCC 5th Assessment Report.
  • NEW! The Seventh Edition is supported by Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming 2nd edition—an illustrated guide to the IPCC’s 5th Assessment Report.

 

 

Focus on Fundamentals and Learning Path

 

  • NEW! Reinforced fundamentals of the Scientific Method and Process in Chapter 1.
  • NEW! Presentation and balance of math/equations including Physical Principles.
  • UPDATED! Consistent pedagogy includes Learning Outcomes, Checkpoints, Summaries, Key Terms, Review Questions, Critical Thinking Questions, and Problems & Exercises.
    • Big Picture part-opener spreads connect key concepts, visuals, learning goals, and media from the chapters.
    • Learning Outcomes are integrated into the chapter-opening spreads to help students organize and prioritize their study of chapter content.
    • Checkpoint in-line questions offer conceptual “speed bumps” or reading questions after major sections to help students make sure that they understand or can apply the material they’ve just read.
  • NEW! Visual Analysis activities at the end of chapters draw on visualizations of real-world meteorology phenomena and data, asking students to make observations and predictions, and to demonstrate higher-level critical thinking and data analysis skills. Assessments also available in MasteringMeteorology.

 

  • A pull-out Cloud Chart in the back of book offers students a quick reference to cloud types and their significance.
  • World meteorology reference maps are presented on the inside front and back..

 

This package includes MasteringMeteorology, an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to improve results by helping your students quickly master meteorology concepts. Students benefit from self-paced coaching activities that feature immediate specific wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience to help keep students on track. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn, master, and retain tough course concepts.

 

Features include:

  • Encounter Meteorology Activities provide rich, interactive explorations of meteorology concepts, using the dynamic features of Google Earth to visualize and explore Earth’s physical environment and its atmospheric phenomena.
  • MapMaster interactive maps are inspired by GIS and allow students to layer various thematic maps to analyze spatial patterns and data at regional and global scales.
  • GeoTutor Activities coach students through the most challenging meteorology concepts with highly visual, data-rich, kinesthetic tasks.
  • Geoscience Animation Activities illuminate the most difficult-to-visualize topics from across the physical geosciences. Animations and corresponding assessment questions with wrong-answer feedback may be assigned.
  • Carbone’s Exercises for Weather & Climate, Ninth Edition presents data-rich and hands on explorations of meteorological concepts for lab sections with problem solving, simulations, and guided thinking.
  • Videos from sources such as NASA, NOAA and FEMA present physical processes, case studies, and real-world visualizations of meteorological concepts. Students can access the videos using Quick Response (QR) codes in the book and teachers can assign the videos with automatically-graded quizzes that contain hints and specific wrong answer feedback
  • Learning Catalytics™ is a student engagement, assessment, and classroom intelligence system that allows students to use their smartphone, tablet, or laptop to respond to questions in class. Visit www.learningcatalytics.com to learn more. With Learning Catalytics you can:
    • Assess students in real time, using open-ended tasks to probe student understanding.
    • Understand immediately where students are and adjust your lecture accordingly. 
    • Improve your students’ critical-thinking skills.
    • Access rich analytics to understand student performance.
    • Add your own questions to make Learning Catalytics fit your course exactly.
    • Manage student interactions with intelligent grouping and timing.
  • Reading Quizzes, Test Bank, Quantitative Exercises, and Questions from the Text
  • Math and chemistry remediation
  • Chapter 17 (Atmospheric Optics) online only
  • In the News RSS Feeds and MySearchLab give students access to hundreds of constantly updated current articles for additional enrichment or research projects.

New to this Edition

Engage Students with Real-World Applications and Environmental Impacts 

  •  Focus on the Environment and Societal Impacts feature covers weather hazards on people and society, not just looking at the physical principles, but also at the broader human issues, and mitigation policies and strategies. These case studies are grounded in real-world examples that illustrate the broad impacts on people and society and the decision-making that goes into coping with weather events.

Emphasis on Oceans and Climate and on Climate Change

  • Emphasis on Oceans and their role in regulating weather and climate, including dedicated sections in Chapters 8, 15, and 16 on Oceans and Climate offering a unique coverage no other book has.
  • The latest climate change science is integrated throughout, leveraging the findings of the IPCC 5th Assessment Report.
  •  The Seventh Edition is supported by Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming 2nd edition—an illustrated guide to the IPCC’s 5th Assessment Report.

Focus on Fundamentals and Learning Path

  • Reinforced fundamentals of the Scientific Method and Process in Chapter 1.
  • Presentation and balance of math/equations including Physical Principles.
  • UPDATED! Consistent pedagogy includes Learning Outcomes, Checkpoints, Summaries, Key Terms, Review Questions, Critical Thinking Questions, and Problems & Exercises.
    • Big Picture part-opener spreads connect key concepts, visuals, learning goals, and media from the chapters.
    • Learning Outcomes are integrated into the chapter-opening spreads to help students organize and prioritize their study of chapter content.
    • Checkpoint in-line questions offer conceptual “speed bumps” or reading questions after major sections to help students make sure that they understand or can apply the material they’ve just read.
  •  Visual Analysis activities at the end of chapters draw on visualizations of real-world meteorology phenomena and data, asking students to make observations and predictions, and to demonstrate higher-level critical thinking and data analysis skills. Assessments also available in MasteringMeteorology.

 

This package includes MasteringMeteorology, an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to improve results by helping your students quickly master meteorology concepts. Students benefit from self-paced coaching activities that feature immediate specific wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience to help keep students on track. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn, master, and retain tough course concepts.

  • Encounter Meteorology Activities provide rich, interactive explorations of meteorology concepts, using the dynamic features of Google Earth to visualize and explore Earth’s physical environment and its atmospheric phenomena.
  • MapMaster interactive maps are inspired by GIS and allow students to layer various thematic maps to analyze spatial patterns and data at regional and global scales.
  • GeoTutor Activities coach students through the most challenging meteorology concepts with highly visual, data-rich, kinesthetic tasks.
  • Geoscience Animation Activities illuminate the most difficult-to-visualize topics from across the physical geosciences. Animations and corresponding assessment questions with wrong-answer feedback may be assigned.
  • Carbone’s Exercises for Weather & Climate, Ninth Edition presents data-rich and hands on explorations of meteorological concepts for lab sections with problem solving, simulations, and guided thinking.
  • Videos from sources such as NASA, NOAA and FEMA present physical processes, case studies, and real-world visualizations of meteorological concepts. Students can access the videos using Quick Response (QR) codes in the book and teachers can assign the videos with automatically-graded quizzes that contain hints and specific wrong answer feedback
  • Learning Catalytics is a student engagement, assessment, and classroom intelligence system that allows students to use their smartphone, tablet, or laptop to respond to questions in class. Visit www.learningcatalytics.com to learn more. With Learning Catalytics you can:
    • Assess students in real time, using open-ended tasks to probe student understanding.
    • Understand immediately where students are and adjust your lecture accordingly. 
    • Improve your students’ critical-thinking skills.
    • Access rich analytics to understand student performance.
    • Add your own questions to make Learning Catalytics fit your course exactly.
    • Manage student interactions with intelligent grouping and timing.
  • Reading Quizzes, Test Bank, Quantitative Exercises, and Questions from the Text
  • Math and chemistry remediation
  • Chapter 17 (Atmospheric Optics) online only
  • In the News RSS Feeds and MySearchLab give students access to hundreds of constantly updated current articles for additional enrichment or research projects.

 

Table of Contents

I. ENERGY AND MASS

1. Composition and Structure of the Atmosphere

2. Solar Radiation and the Seasons

3. Energy Balance and Temperature

4. Atmospheric Pressure and Wind

 

V. HUMAN ACTIVITIES AND SPECIAL TOPICS

13. Weather Forecasting and Analysis

14. Human Effects on the Atmosphere

 

 

VII. APPENDICES

Appendix A: Unit of Measurement and Conversions

Appendix B: The Standard Atmosphere

Appendix C: Weather Map Symbols

Appendix D: Weather Extremes

Cloud Guide