Meteorology Today: An Introduction to Weather, Climate, and the Environment

Meteorology Today: An Introduction to Weather, Climate, and the Environment Author(s): C. Donald Ahrens, Robert Henson

Difference between 11th and 10th editions
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Key differences between 11th and 10th editions

  • Period between current and previous editions: 3 years (2015 vs 2012).
  • Ahren's Meteorology Today book was first published in 1962.
  • Chapter 2: New information on the warming effects of the greenhouse gases and how it elevates Earth average temperature.
  • Chapter 5: Latest data on Global Precipitation Measurement mission, an international network of satellites, and other specialized satellites.
  • Chapter 7:
    • Coverage of 2014 snowstorm in the Atlanta metropolitan area
    • New material on precipitation measuring.
  • Chapter 9: New material on the instrument that measures wind, including sonic anemometers and dropsonde.
  • Chapter 10: New focus section "The Challenge of Predicting El Niño and La Niña" on explains how long-range forecasts can be improved.
  • Chapter 13 includes new focus sections:
    • "The Forecast Funnel" describes step-by-step process that meteorologists use make the best possible weather forecast.
    • "The Forecast in Words and Pictures".
  • Former Chapter 14 "Thunderstorms and Tornadoes" of the previous edition has been splitted into two chapters -- 14 "Thunderstorms" and 15 "Tornadoes".
  • Chapter 14: Covers violent derecho windstorm in Washington, D.C.(2012).
  • Chapter 15: New focus section "The Evolution of Tornado Watches and Warnings"
  • Chapter 16: Covers Hurricane Sandy (Superstorm Sandy) in 2012 and one of the strongest tropical cyclones Super Typhoon Haiyan in Philippines in November 2013.
  • Chapter 17:
    • New data on 1981-2010 average annual precipitation across the United States.
    • New focus section on shifting of plant hardiness zones due to warming climate.
  • Chapter 18: Latest data from the 2013 Fifth Assessment Report.
  • Chapter 19:
    • Covers negative effects of airborne ammonia and particulate matter pollution.
    • New material on ozone depletion and acid rains.
11th Edition of
Meteorology Today: An Introduction to Weather, Climate, and the Environment
eBook, 640 pages
eBook ISBN: 9781305480629
Published by: Cengage Learning, January 01, 2015
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10th Edition of
Meteorology Today: An Introduction to Weather, Climate, and the Environment
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eBook ISBN: 9781285400969
Published by: Wadsworth Publishing, February 01, 2013
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9th Edition of
Meteorology Today: An Introduction to Weather, Climate, and the Environment
Hardcover, 624 pages
ISBN-10: 0495555738
ISBN-13: 9780495555735
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