Essentials of Meteorology: An Invitation to the Atmosphere

Essentials of Meteorology: An Invitation to the Atmosphere Author(s): C. Donald Ahrens, Robert Henson

Difference between 8th and 7th editions
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Key differences between 8th and 7th editions

  • Period between current and previous editions: 3 years (2017 vs 2014).
  • Ahrens's Essentials of Meteorology book was first published in 1962.
  • New material in the Eighth Edition by chapter:
  • Chapter 1: Highlights most recent weather and climate disasters - flood events in parts of the South in 2015, flash flood emergency in Houston in 2016.
  • Chapter 4: Latest observations from The Global Precipitation Measurement mission satellite.
  • Chapter 5: New satellite observation techniques.
  • Chapter 7: Updated and expanded section on El Nino Southern Oscillation, Pacific Decadal Oscillation, Arctic Oscillation.
  • Chapter 8:
    • New discussion on Atmospheric rivers (long, narrow regions in the atmosphere, that transport the water vapor outside of the tropics.)
    • Focus box on nor'easters features record-setting East Coast blizzard of January 2016.
  • Chapter 9:
    • Three main types of satellite imagery.
    • New section on Time Range of Forecasts covers watches, warnings, and forecasts of various duration.
  • Chapter 10: New Focus Box explores damage patterns that tornadoes can produce. Efforts to adapt new ways of estimating and reporting methods for determining tornado strength and wind speed.
  • Chapter 11 :
    • New opening section on Hurricane Katrina's devastating effects.
    • Eexpanded range of both historical and recent examples, including The Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900, New England Hurricane of 1938, Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest storm of 2013.
  • Chapter 13: Graphucs, conclusions on trends from the Fifth Assesment report 2013-2014.
  • Chapter 14:
    • Current situation with air pollution.
    • Latest information on the ozone layer over the Arctic and Antarctic.
    • Devastating consequences of indoor and outdoor air pollution.
8th Edition of
Essentials of Meteorology: An Invitation to the Atmosphere
eBook, 509 pages
eBook ISBN: 9781337515399
Published by: Cengage Learning, January 01, 2017
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ISBN-10: 1305628454
ISBN-13: 9781305628458
Published by: Brooks Cole, January 01, 2017
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7th Edition of
Essentials of Meteorology: An Invitation to the Atmosphere
eBook, 544 pages
eBook ISBN: 9781285974491
Published by: Cengage Learning, January 01, 2014
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ISBN-10: 128546236X
ISBN-13: 9781285462363
Published by: Cengage Learning, January 01, 2014
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6th Edition of
Essentials of Meteorology: An Invitation to the Atmosphere
eBook, 528 pages
eBook ISBN: 9781133171355
Published by: Wadsworth Publishing, February 01, 2013
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$42.99
Paperback, 528 pages
ISBN-10: 0840049331
ISBN-13: 9780840049339
Published by: Cengage Learning, January 01, 2011
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$215.95
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  • The new 8th edition costs $21.59 more then used book.
  • 7th edition is $66.29 cheaper then the 8th edition.



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