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1. Meteorology Today
2. Meteorology Today: An Introduction
3. The Atmosphere: An Introduction
4. An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology,
5. The Atmosphere: An Introduction
6. Meteorology for Scientists and
7. Meteorology Today: An Introduction
8. Study Guide for Ahrens' Essentials
9. Meteorology Today With Infotrac:
10. Mesoscale Meteorology in Midlatitudes
11. Meteorology and Flight: A Pilot's
12. Meteorology: Understanding the
13. Essentials of Meteorology: An
15. Ancient Meteorology (Sciences
16. Synoptic-Dynamic Meteorology in
17. Your future in meteorology, (Careers
18. Hands on Meteorology: Stories,
19. Weather by the Numbers: The Genesis
20. Reeds Maritime Meteorology (Reeds

1. Meteorology Today
by C. Donald Ahrens
Hardcover: 624 Pages (2008-07-02)
list price: US$148.95 -- used & new: US$112.00
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Asin: 0495555738
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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METEOROLOGY TODAY, Ninth Edition, is one of the most widely used and authoritative texts for the introductory meteorology course. This ninth edition helps you understand and appreciate the dynamic nature of the inevitable weather phenomena that continually influence our lives. The text?s clear and inviting narrative is supplemented by numerous pedagogical features that encourage observing, calculating, and synthesizing information. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (9)

1-0 out of 5 stars Arrived on time, but contents are RUBBISH!
I ordered this for school and it arrived on time and as described. However the contents of this book is garbage. The author is clearly concerned with showing how much he knows as opposed to passing on knowledge. His explanations are vague and not helpful. The book contains practice questions but has no answers in the back. How does he expect people to know if they are right or wrong if he does not provide answers to the questiosn he asks? The questions themselves also tend to be vague, almost as if he wants to see who is smart enough to decipher his drivel more than finding out who has understood. If anybody has the authority to review this book and possibly select it for use in a school, I would put my firm FAIL on this text. I have given up trying to understand what is in it, and I have now moved on to use alternative means of information gathering. A complete waste of money.

5-0 out of 5 stars Book Purchase
Books were used and in very good condition.Everything was delivered as promised and all emails were answered quickly.Would do this again.

5-0 out of 5 stars My textbook of choice for teaching WX class
I teach at the local community college and for the first semester teaching "Weather and Climate", I was handed Ahrens' paperback version of this text.The hardback version is only a few dollars more and includes much more information.

Each chapter deals with just a single topic of weather phenomenon, such as a separate chapter about tornadoes and a different one on Hurricanes.Extreme weather is not grouped together into a single chapter.

The layout of the material is process oriented.This text will give easy-to-understand information about the processes of meteorology.In simple language, Ahrens explains why weather "happens", but the book does not dwell on the mathematics of the processes, so is easy to understand by non-technical people.

The graphics are first class, the associated publisher's web site for this text hosts quite a bit of content related to the text, and the text is updated frequently to include the latest weather phenomenon, such as last year's hurricanes.

If I were to have a complaint, the text is light on world weather.World air circulation, ocean current, and other small-scale meteorological factors are discussed.But, other than part of a chapter dealing with the Köppen system, large-scale weather outside the United States is not investigated to any degree of depth. For example, if I wanted an understanding of seasonal weather that I would encounter in a visit to Italy ... I would be much better served with an internet search.

However, having said that, I teach this class and this is the textbook I use above all of the others available today.I have not found a better one.

5-0 out of 5 stars A great book to never be forgotten!
Months ago when I was looking for a suitable book for studying Meteorology, I came across this one. At first sight after previewing the book I decided there and then this would be the perfect book for me to study on. Everything from the pictures, to the charts and illustrations added to the enjoyment of this book. I am very impressed with the layout of this book and would recommend this to anyone wanting to begin there career in the Meteorology field or just for fun. This is a must have for any weather enthusiast. Thank You for this great book C. Donald Ahrens!

5-0 out of 5 stars The BEST Book on the Subject for Beginners!
This is the best book I've ever read on the subject. Too often, authors put the cart before the horse by touching on subjects the book hasn't covered yet, forcing the reader to page ahead and read about what's being talked about so he can go back and understand what should have been explained to him 100 pages earlier. This book has beautiful illustrations and photographs, and is the easiest, by being the CLEAREST, book to grasp by anyone who wants to learn about the weather. Everything is discussed in an orderly fashion, and the style of writing is engaging enough to make topics, which might otherwise be boring, extremely fascinating. There is constant LIFE running through these pages.

This book manages to walk the line between heavy science and simplicity, making the reader feel at ease by being able to understand complicated subjects without feeling like he is being treated like a child.

I cannot recommend this book strongly enough, and if it weren't for the fact that I had to stop so I could take in what I was learning, I would not have been able to put it down. ... Read more

2. Meteorology Today: An Introduction to Weather, Climate, and the Environment (with 1pass for MeteorologyNOW)
by C. Donald Ahrens
Hardcover: 624 Pages (2006-02-16)
list price: US$162.95 -- used & new: US$15.83
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Asin: 0495011622
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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METEOROLOGY TODAY has for many years been one of the most widely used and authoritative texts for the introductory meteorology course. This eighth edition sees improvements in flexibility for instructors and strengthened learning solutions for students.Author C. Donald Ahrens has been widely praised for his ability to explain relatively complicated ideas so that even under-prepared students can understand them. The text's clear and inviting narrative is supplemented by numerous pedagogical features that help augment students' understanding. Introductory stories found at the beginning of each chapter draw students naturally into the discussion. In-chapter reviews help students master concepts while they study, and four types of end-of-chapter exercises provide opportunities for everything from further review to in-class discussion questions.In addition to these in-text learning aids, the eighth edition sees a complete integration with CengageNOW, the first assessment-driven and student-centered online learning solution created specifically for this course. CengageNOW uses a series of chapter-specific diagnostic tests to build a personalized learning plan for each student, allowing students to focus their study time on specific areas of weaknesses. Each personalized learning plan directs students to specific chapter sections and concept-driven multimedia tutorials designed to augment their understanding.The new edition is available in its original nineteen chapter "classic" version, or as a "core" version, which features only the most popular sixteen chapters. The "core" version sacrifices none of the detail that the course needs, but eliminates chapters that may not be directly covered in class. Looking for more flexibility? With the Cengage Learning TextChoice custom solution program, instructors can select and reorganize chapters to perfectly match their syllabus, thereby creating the ideal text solution for the course. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Terrific
Exceeded expectations.since it was a gift, I may want a second copy for myself. ... Read more

3. The Atmosphere: An Introduction to Meteorology (10th Edition)
by Frederick K. Lutgens, Edward J. Tarbuck, Dennis Tasa
Hardcover: 544 Pages (2006-04-06)
list price: US$129.20 -- used & new: US$45.00
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Asin: 0131874624
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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For Introduction to Meteorology, Introduction to Weather and Climate, and Introduction to the Atmosphere courses in the departments of Geography, Physical Sciences, Meteorology, Earth Sciences, Geology, and Physics. Using everyday, easy-to-grasp examples to reinforce basic concepts, this highly regarded text remains the standard introduction to meteorology and the atmosphere -- their components, problems, and applications. This revision retains the hallmarks professors have come to expect from Tarbuck and Lutgens: a student-friendly narrative, timely coverage of recent atmospheric events, and carefully crafted artwork by leading science illustrator Dennis Tasa. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (6)

5-0 out of 5 stars good introductory text
Good introductory textbook. I used it for my 300-level class, but thought it a bit below the level we should have been working at. Well-written and lots of interesting stuff inside though :)

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book
This is an excellent book.It teaches you the real basics and makes a great book for an Intro to Meteorology Class.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent quality book!
I got my textbook quicker than anticipated and was very happy with the quality of the book. Many times, purchasingused textbooks can be hit or miss (many are makred up, missing pages or full of peanut butter) This book was in near new condition and was delivered promptly.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Introductory Meteorology Resource
This text is an excellent resource for an Introductory Meteorology course.Each chapter and topic built upon learning from the previous chapters and topics.This text not only covered detailed information about all meteorological topics, but also contained current event information from the past decade, news clippings, and common questions that may confuse students.The animations and extras included on the additional CD provided an added resource for further learning.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very Good
The book has an extraordinary content to learn about the atmosphere. I advisebuy it, the CD is very good. ... Read more

4. An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology, Fourth Edition (The International Geophysics Series, Vol 88)
by James R. Holton
Hardcover: 535 Pages (2004-04-14)
list price: US$79.95 -- used & new: US$43.30
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Asin: 0123540151
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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This revised text presents a cogent explanation of the fundamentals of meteorology, and explains storm dynamics for weather-oriented meteorologists. It discusses climate dynamics and the implications posed for global change. The Fourth Edition features a CD-ROM with MATLAB® exercises and updated treatments of several key topics. Much of the material is based on a two-term course for seniors majoring in atmospheric sciences.

* Provides clear physical explanations of key dynamical principles
* Contains a wealth of illustrations to elucidate text and equations, plus end-of-chapter problems
* Holton is one of the leading authorities in contemporary meteorology, and well known for his clear writing style
* Instructor's Manual available to adopters

* A CD-ROM with MATLAB® exercises and demonstrations
* Updated treatments on climate dynamics, tropical meteorology,middle atmosphere dynamics, and numerical prediction ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars predictor for one's success in atmospheric sciences
I was trained in a classical program in atmospheric sciences in the sense that the atmosphere is a fluid hence the field being a sub-discipline of fluid mechanics is much emphasized. Holton's book is The Undergraduate Textbook for programs rooted in this understanding, in the US or internationally.
As an undergrad I was told that whether or not I was meant to stay in this field could be predicted by how well I performed in the class teaching Holton.
Now one of my duties is to teach dynamics to undergraduates in atmospheric sciences at a US land-grant university. I am however disappointed to find
out that most students coming to the dynamics class do not have such understanding. There is a tendency for students to forsake the hard-core
atmospheric sciences in favor of the marginal science in broadcasting meteorology. Holton's book is often not tolerated and considered too
'mathematical' (this happens to be the most common excuse students without any originality would use). I really would like to challenge
the students who have shunned (or plan to shun) Holton's book to think twice about how serious they are in pursuing a career in atmospheric
sciences before they make fair judgments about the value this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Extraordinarily good text
I have to say I'm not sure if texts on atmospheric dynamics get better than this.Physics books in general, in fact, rarely provide an understanding of phenomena that is so concise, intuitive, and yet mathematically robust.I highly recommend it for children, as a gift, and for pleasure reading.

I also very seriously recommend it as a graduate textbook.Five stars all the way.

4-0 out of 5 stars feedback from rmd
it's a very analytic book; it's strongly related to anaysis. all the models are very well explaned; perhaps there is not a good relationship between models and pratical meteorology. phenomena are quite 'hidden' by equations, and only a good experienced physicist has the tools to extract the pratical approach deriving from model behaviours.
however it remains a 'must' for meteorologists.

Renato Medini

5-0 out of 5 stars The most exellent textbook in dynamics of the atmopshere
This book, in my opinion, is the most valuable book on dynamical aspects of the atmosphere insofar, especially from pedagogical point of views. As a foreign student, I understand well Holton's writings. Simple but very concise sentences, no wordy explanations. The first 3 chapters provide you the basic equations used inmeteorology and their common approximations. The next 5 chapters, to me, are the most interesting chapters. They give you wide range of knowledge from boundary layer, synoptic scale phenomena, to instabilities. Equations are of great usefulness because THEY bring into the light physical contents of the dynamics of the atmosphere. To me, any analytical equation and its explicit solution provide us a more complete understanding than numerical models do (because you never know some unpredictable behaviour of numerical solutions). So, try to understand carefully the simplest cases that Holton selected. This gives you a lot of deeper understandings. Chapters 9 to 11 provide the dynamics of meso- to large-scale circulations. You will see why the Hadley circulation descends around 35N in very clear way. However, simple Poisson eqn with the argument of "positive forcing, negative solution" that is applied throughout the text should be paid especial attention because this conclusion is not always true. As a whole, the contents, explanations and derivations will be very well constructed if you see the main point of each section.
To get to the heart of this book, read and derive all the skips in Holton's derivations. The gaps are not too hard to fill out in math but require some thinking. DO ALL OF THE EXERCISES at the end by yourself and you will double your knowledge. For any math-related physical book, transparent derivations are the first thing you should figure out, physical explanations will follow subsequently. From my experience, people tend to skip any chapter what they thought they knew it already. If you apply this method here, you may be in trouble. Read carefully the first 5 chapters, understand approximations used in the each situation. Simply apply equations without judgments of their assumptions will take you into the nightmare.

I give this book 5 stars +. It is really classic....

4-0 out of 5 stars you can't find an alternative.
when i was a student, i used to think, like many other reviewers, that the book is extremely dry. but now as a researcher in atmospheric-oceanic dynamics, i realise that the book is useful in explaining the most essential and elementary theories behind the dynamics one can encounter in meteorology or climate dynamics.

use the book as a reference and revision of elementary concepts. if you encounter a process you need to understand in your research, this is the book which will tell you the basics. then you go on and learn more from journal articles and your own research.

this new edition of the book, especially with the matlab models, makes studying with it more fun because you can visualise the dynamics and play with the m-files yourself. ... Read more

5. The Atmosphere: An Introduction to Meteorology (11th Edition)
by Frederick K. Lutgens, Edward J. Tarbuck, Dennis Tasa
Hardcover: 508 Pages (2009-01-19)
list price: US$128.40 -- used & new: US$60.64
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Asin: 0321587332
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Reinforcing basic concepts with everyday, easy-to-grasp examples, this highly regarded volume remains the standard introduction to meteorology and the atmosphere – components, problems, and applications. The Eleventh Edition retains hallmark Tarbuck/Lutgens features: a friendly, largely non-technical narrative, timely coverage of recent atmospheric events, and carefully crafted artwork by leading science illustrator Dennis Tasa. The authors continue to provide current reports, including discussion and photos of “Super Tuesday” (the day of many 2008 presidential primaries) and the tornado outbreak in 24 states. The chapter on climate changeis updated to includethe findings presented in the fourth assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The book's Companion Website is fully updated.
Introduction to the Atmosphere; Heating Earth’s Surface and Atmosphere; Temperature; Moisture and Atmospheric Stability; Forms of Condensation and Precipitation; Air Pressure and Winds; Circulation of the Atmosphere; Air Masses; Weather Patterns; Thunderstorms and Tornadoes; Hurricanes; Weather Analysis and Forecasting; Air Pollution; The Changing Climate; World Climates; Optical Phenomena of the Atmosphere.
A useful reference for anyone interested in learning more about meteorology.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Fast!
I ordered this book online and it was delivered in perfect shape the day i received an email saying it had just been shipped. It arrived 4 days early! Very pleased with this purchase.

5-0 out of 5 stars basic meteorology
Fast shipping. Overall, the book is really an introductory textbook for meteorology and it does a good job. Really enjoyed reading it, it was nice to read the side notes b/c they really put things into perspective

5-0 out of 5 stars textbook for college
Great book, for an introduction meterology class, the online text it comes with too is great so you can test yourself before a test! I recommend it 100%! ... Read more

6. Meteorology for Scientists and Engineers
by Roland B. Stull
Paperback: 528 Pages (1999-12-30)
list price: US$60.95 -- used & new: US$55.34
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Asin: 0534372147
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The Second Edition of Roland Stull's METEOROLOGY FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS lets professors quantify the concepts in Ahren's METEOROLOGY TODAY, SEVENTH EDITION like never before. This book can serve as a technical companion to Ahren's text or as a stand-alone text. It provides the mathematical equations needed for a higher level of understanding of meteorology. The organization is mapped directly to the Ahrens book, making Stull's text a perfect companion. More than a lab manual or workbook, this text contains detailed math and physics that expand upon concepts presented in Ahrens' text, as well as numerous solved problems. This text demonstrates how to use mathematical equations (algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and finite differential equations) to explain the dominant characteristics of certain atmospheric phenomena and processes. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Not a complete text- primarilly a workbook
As the preface says, "(This book) uses equations to focus on the physics of the atmosphere. Important descriptive concepts of meteorology are intentionally excuded to keep this book concise, and they are well covered in other textbokks such as Meteorology Today by C Donald Ahrens."
It may well be an excellent text; I gave ittwo stars just to alert people to these facts.

5-0 out of 5 stars Meteorology made fun
This is an immensely enjoyable book that is accessible for non specialists. It does assume "advanced calculus" but it helps you through the derivations anyway.
There are lots of worked examples when new concepts are introduced.
It is abundantly illustrated and full of entertaining insets.
It is anything but dry (well, I guess you would expect that on a book that discusses meteorology ;))
There is an introduction to the subject of the greenhouse effect and global warming.
It goes beyond the mere subject matter and discusses what it is to be a scientist.

I would recommend it to anyone who wants to enlarge his/her culture.

4-0 out of 5 stars Meteorology beyond the Amateur
When I was in middle school, I had a passion for astronomy.Second to that physical science was meteorology.It's been over a decade since I left academia, and thanks to the internet I can come back.
I assumed this text had some calculus in it, making it into a college textbook, and I was right.I wanted a taste of meteorology on that level, and this book does it.Mostly it involves no more than high school physics with algebra, but the concepts are what really matter in understanding this subject.The book does go further into calculus if one so chooses.I am please to fill one of the few gaps left in my pursuit of knowledge, but I warn my fellow Americans who still wallow in the archaic system that this book assumes metric.

5-0 out of 5 stars Meteorology for Scientists and Engineers second edition
This really is a great book if you want some detail on how the atmosphere works - the physics of the atmosphere. The descritive content is so well written and the diagrams so clear that you dont need to go into the algebra and trigonometry to get a deeper understanding of the near earth environment - what goes on there. There are a whole lot of options to go deeper into the maths if you want. Highly recommended for those interested in boundary layer meteorology, weather systems and air pollution dispersion.

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent introduction
As the title of this book implies, it was written for those readers who are not specialists in meteorology but who are interested in a more technical introduction to the subject, and not just one written for the "general audience." The book serves this need very well, and it is a joy to read, even if it is not read cover to cover, as was the case for this reviewer. Each topic, weather it is hurricanes, tornadoes, or turbulence, is presented with many examples, with unit and "reasonableness" checks accompanying these examples. The mathematics is straightforward, with the physics being emphasized with numerous back-of-the-envelope calculations dispersed throughout the text. As in any high-quality book that seeks to explain, and not merely expound, diagrams are used throughout. And most importantly, the author encourages student readers to break out on their own and investigate the various meteorological phenomena without the guidance of the book. This has the effect of encouraging independence of thought and intellectual honesty. This is strongly emphasized in the discussion on climate change, definitely the best chapter in the book in the opinion of this reviewer, wherein the author discusses the ethics of scientific investigation. There have been a few investigators that have violated the canon of ethics that the author outlines, but the state of scientific and technological knowledge at the present time is ample proof that many do not.

The chapter on climate change could in fact be used as an introduction to a more serious investigation of this topic, one that is independent of the political overtones that seem to have poisoned the atmosphere of debate on it. The author discusses climate change in terms of `heuristic models' that he admits are oversimplified, but do serve as a didactic tool to illustrate the main processes and physics. He does allude to `global climate models' but cautions that the large number of approximations involved in these models make them very tentative at best. The Greenhouse effect is discussed via the Stefan-Boltzmann law, and the resulting overestimation of the average temperature leads the author to complicating this scenario via the infrared "atmospheric window", and water-vapor, cloud, and ice-albedo feedbacks. Again, these discussions are simplified and preliminary to more in-depth discussions on climate change that interested readers can pursue. And as in any scientific investigation, they must be accompanied by strong skepticism and a willingness to confront the facts as they are. ... Read more

7. Meteorology Today: An Introduction to Weather, Climate, and the Environment
Paperback: 624 Pages (2009)

Isbn: 0495555746
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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1-0 out of 5 stars Meteorology Today
I am so unsatisfied with my purchase. I paid 100$ for a used book, when I recieved it I noticed it's an International Student Edition, the one that you can't sale back in the United States. It doesn't tell you on the item description when you want to purchase it,so I didn't konw that's what I'm buying, whereas I know the price for used International Edition of Meteorology Today is around 10$ everywhere. This is not right and I should have not pay that much money for an International Edition version.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Introductory Text
This is a nice introduction to meteorology.I got this book as a way to learn about the subject without taking a class.Too often, textbooks are overly lofty and formal in their treatment of subjects, but this isn't the case with this book.The language is understandable and the descriptions are clear, but it still offers enough detail to be suitable for an introductory class on the subject.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good refrence and information resource
I bought this book to help with my home hobby tracking the weather. Every thing has been nothing but helpfull. I love the photos and info on historical events even information on almanic data. Great for anyone intrested in taking up meterology. I love to read it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Intro text book
One of the best introduction to metrology I have read.Great for any anyone that is interested in the weather.Gives more information then average books that are found at local book stores.Also the on line tests help you know what you have learned.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
This is a great book. It was expensive (aren't all college textbooks?), but worth it.

As a beginning weather hobbyist with a new weather station, I have been looking at many weather books over the past couple months. I have been disappointed. Most seem geared to elementary school levels. A couple handfuls are for the general population, a few intermediate, and a couple handfuls are for more advanced hobbyists or professionals.

This book was one of the very few that I would strongly recommend. The information is great and presented very well. It is colorful and slick (yes, substance is more important than slickness, but this book has both).

I found the CD less than useful, so I tried it and removed it. You won't be missing anything, really. The book has it all. Just a great book. ... Read more

8. Study Guide for Ahrens' Essentials of Meteorology, 5th
by C. Donald Ahrens
 Paperback: 192 Pages (2007-06-04)
list price: US$45.95 -- used & new: US$28.68
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Asin: 0495119024
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Written by text author Don Ahrens, this workbook/study guide is organized by chapter and includes chapter summaries, important concepts, and self-tests with true/false, multiple choice, and essay type questions and answers. A list of additional suggested reading material is also included. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Fairly thorough - hits the concepts
Brief chapter reviews included. Variety of review methods (fill-in, multiple choice, interpretation of concept pictures) help students sharpen understanding of the main concepts from each chapter. Plenty of room for additional notes.

4-0 out of 5 stars Pleasing
Book was delivered on time and was in good condition like it was stated in the review, the only problem I had was the tracking number was out of date and I was unable to track my order, other then that very good service.

4-0 out of 5 stars Just what my son needed
I bought the book and it came just in time as the picture portrayed it the book was in ggod shape and he was able to keep up with the course.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good for the physical science, but strange theories.
I use this in an online class at present. The readability is high and the slightly larger font reminds me of elementary school textbooks. A lot easier on the eyes than most textbooks, for sure.

And while it explains things well enough, in the beginning chapters, there are a few theories of the origins of the Earth as we know it that leave me questioning whether the author really believed that was all there was to it. I'm not religious, so this has nothing to do with that. I just can't help but feel that the author left out some serious information that made the theories make any sort of sense.

Regardless, I'll leave that part up to you to decide. I still like the layout of this book a lot better than any others I've had since middle school. Too much text on a page is still too much, I don't care how much paper you're saving. The text size difference is very subtle but it makes a huge difference to me, and for that I'm grateful.

5-0 out of 5 stars A good introductory book.
This was a very good book as a background for further study in meteorology.I got it for a class, and I actually enjoy doing my reading. That being said, it's not very qualitative. Fortunately, in my class we discussed the different mathematical formulas that drive a lot of the phenomena covered in this book, but the book itself didn't have any of them.If you're buying this book, it is probably for a class, and it's a great supplement for your lectures. ... Read more

9. Meteorology Today With Infotrac: An Introduction to Weather, Climate, and the Environment
by C. Donald Ahrens
Hardcover: 528 Pages (1999-12)
list price: US$84.95 -- used & new: US$49.99
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Asin: 0534372015
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Ahren's METEOROLOGY TODAY is the # 1 text in the market! This text presents the fundamental concepts of meteorology in the context of everyday weather observations.This is a perfect blend of theory and application in meteorology. The book features a traditional yet flexible organization, moving from atmospheric elements to air movement to severe weather, then finally global and climate change.Ahren's successfully excites the student reader by teaching them to actively observe the weather.The organization contains enough detail to provide a higher level student with the detail he/she needs, as well as an accessible writing style for the weaker student. This text contains extensive new features that significantly address the market needs of accuracy, currency, earlier presentation of mapping and forecasting, with a greatly enhanced technology package. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (3)

2-0 out of 5 stars Instructor's Edition?
I received the teacher's book and was confused. There wasn't anything to let me know that it wasn't a regular copy. It's not very different from the regular book but that's beside the point.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully entertaining
I'm not a meteorologist, but I find this book wonderfully written and beautifully illustrated.
It's the book I'm picking up when I want to spend time reading something else than my computer programming manuals.
This book has very little mathematics inside, it builds up a lot of intuitive pictures in your mind.
When you want to get more quantitative you should buy Meteorology for Scientists and Engineers, but this book could be given as a nice christmas present to anyone with an inquisitive mind.
In fact I'm going to give it to a teenager I know who wants to become a meteorologist. I hope he doesnt read my review before Christmas.

4-0 out of 5 stars It is a easy learning book !
This is a really good book. It presents all the idea so clear with many graphs and figures. That make you feel comfortable to keep on reading.Also the contents are not so hard. It is a really good book for the beginner who want to know more about meteorology. ... Read more

10. Mesoscale Meteorology in Midlatitudes (Advancing Weather and Climate Science)
by Paul M. Markowski, Yvette P. Richardson
Hardcover: 430 Pages (2010-03-02)
list price: US$89.95 -- used & new: US$70.09
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Asin: 0470742135
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Mesoscale Meteorology in Mid-Latitudes presents the dynamics of mesoscale meteorological phenomena in a highly accessible, student-friendly manner. The book's clear mathematical treatments are complimented by high-quality photographs and illustrations. Comprehensive coverage of subjects including boundary layer mesoscale phenomena, orographic phenomena and deep convection is brought together with the latest developments in the field to provide an invaluable resource for mesoscale meteorology students.

Mesoscale Meteorology in Mid-Latitudes functions as a comprehensive, easy-to-use undergraduate textbook while also providing a useful reference for graduate students, research scientists and weather industry professionals.

  • Illustrated in full colour throughout
  • Covers the latest developments and research in the field
  • Comprehensive coverage of deep convection and its initiation
  • Uses real life examples of phenomena taken from broad geographical areas to demonstrate the practical aspects of the science
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5-0 out of 5 stars Well done
Finally, a book on mesoscale meteorology that appears to have received the attention in preparation that we are use to seeing nowdays for textbooks assigned in courses with large numbers of students (i.e. chemistry, physics, biology, etc.)This book is beautifully typeset, well written, and includes many fabulous color graphics.

4-0 out of 5 stars Finally a Mesoscale book
For years there have never been any updated synoptic or mesoscale meteorology textbooks, and now this.It's a very good book but very heavy on equations and derivatives.While this is an important part of Meteorology it may not catch on in many undergraduate classes.As a reference text it is perfect for an experienced meteorologist/meteo student.As a classroom textbook it would be perfect for a first-year graduate student.

If you've read/used"Atmospheric Science" by Wallace & Hobbs you will see the layout from page to page is VERY similar.I would highly recommend this product to any and all atmospheric science people, but bear in mind it may be a little tough at first to recall that motivation to slash through all the calculus.

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best
This is one of the best mesoscale books I've seen. I wish it was available when I was working on my meteorology degree. ... Read more

11. Meteorology and Flight: A Pilot's Guide to Weather
by Tom Bradbury
Paperback: 186 Pages (2004-12-30)
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Asin: 0713668318
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Covering both large- and small-scale weather systems, and illustrated with line drawings, graphs and satellite photographs throughout, this new edition of Meteorology and Flight has been fully revised and updated. Practical and comprehensive, it includes: the development of depressions and anticyclones fronts convection, cumulus and cumulonimbus clouds waves, wave flow and how to fly in waves local winds airflow over ridges and mountains visibility weather maps and forecasting METAR and TAF reports MetFAX services. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Learn how to read the weather while flying.
Mr. Bradbury writes clearly and in an organized manner on aviation weather phenomena that pilots should care about. Pilots who have paid attention during their weather training will have adequate background for this presentation. Perhaps this could be considered the next level of aviation weather education for pilots after they finish their certificate. There is a slight European slant evident. If you are still struggling with the metric system, you may wish to put on a pot of coffee before indulging.
While this book lacks the eye-catching color graphics of NEXRAD echoes, it teaches us how to read the weather and understand why it behaves the way it does. No introductions are contained on how to read a weather chart; explained are the implications of what you're seeing on your weather chart and what this will mean later on in your flight. Clear black and white illustrations are perfectly adequate for conveying frontal phenomena, orographic features, jets, land-sea-air interaction and convection. "Meteorology and Flight" is not written with full-color, glossy pages for the attention span-impaired. Get this book because you care about the significance of the weather you encounter, and the weather you wish to avoid encountering, while flying.

4-0 out of 5 stars Meteorology and Flight
This book covers some very interesting aspects of weather.It is really aimed at pilots, who want a good understanding of what they are flying into. Illustrations and diagrams are excellent. The repoduction of the satellite images is first class. The only real problem with the book is the author seems to have forgotten about the allowing for those who live in the southern hemisphere. ... Read more

12. Meteorology: Understanding the Atmosphere (with CengageNOW Printed Access Card)
by Steven Ackerman, John A. Knox
Paperback: 528 Pages (2006-03-08)
list price: US$157.95 -- used & new: US$130.09
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Asin: 0495108928
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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An entirely new way for students to observe, analyze, and understand meteorology, - Steven A. Ackerman and John A. Knox's METEOROLOGY: UNDERSTANDING THE ATMOSPHERE is scientific, topical, and scholarly. The authors use vivid photographs and compelling real-life stories to present the subject of weather as it directly affects your students. METEOROLOGY generates genuine enthusiasm for the subject by using conceptual models and engaging narrative to truly make weather phenomena come alive.METEOROLOGY emphasizes how we observe the atmosphere and then uses those observations to explain atmospheric phenomena. New "Observational Questions" further extend this emphasis by asking students to analyze photographs, data, or their own experiences. By learning how to interpret scientific observations of the atmosphere, students can deepen their understanding of the subject.The second edition offers complete integration with MeteorologyNow?, the first assessment-driven and student-centered online learning solution created specifically for this course. MeteorologyNow? uses a series of chapter-specific diagnostic tests to build a personalized learning plan for each student, allowing students to focus their study time on specific areas of weaknesses. Each personalized learning plan directs students to specific text sections as well as to a set of over three dozen Java applets designed to augment their understanding. These acclaimed applets, designed by Tom Whittaker and co-author Steven Ackerman, are divided into two types, "Observational Learning" applets deal with interpreting satellite imagery and "Atmospheric Explorations" extend the book's treatment of key topics, such as weather map analysis and numerical weather models. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Book applets nominated for Pixie Awards
The applets available in association with this book (The Why Files Interactives) have been nominated for excellence in website design that incorporates motion.See the press release below:

3rd Annual Pixie Nominations Honor Online Films and Animations

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 17, 2004 -- On the heels of an earlier than usual Oscars, the Directors Board of Broadband Motion Pixure Arts and Technologies today released nominees for its 3rd Annual Pixie Awards, which honor achievement in online and broadband motion picture production.

Formally known as the Directors Board Awards for Achievement in Broadband Motion Pixure Production, the Pixie Awards are widely considered the top award -- if not the only award -- in a burgeoning area of artistic endeavor that includes animation, film, and web site design.

"It's an enormous honor to be nominated by the Pixie Awards in one category, but to be nominated in two categories is simply over the top!" said Looney Bin Animation Studios creative director Stan Holden upon hearing the good news about his animated feature Rebel Without a Claus.

"It's the equivalent of being nominated for an Oscar!" Holden added from his offices in Orange County, Calif.

The Pixie Awards include categories for Best Web Design that Incorporates Motion and Best Original Score for an i-Feature -- a film that resides entirely on the Internet.


The nominees for the 3rd Annual Pixie Awards are:
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Best Web Design that Incorporates Motion

SantaFeHealingArt --
Anand Nunnally, Jill Schwarz, Jason Goodyear, Clarence Cline, Lucinda Dykes, and Michael Tincher, Designers

Jibjab -- Evan Spiridellis, Mike Jaffe and Gregg Spiridellis, Designers

***The Why Files Interactives -- Sue Medaris, Tom Whittaker and Steve Ackerman, Designers

5-0 out of 5 stars Award-winning book
This book has won a Talby Award from the Society of Academic Authors.Please see release below.

Meteorologists' book wins visuals award
WINONA, Minn., March 24, 2003 -- A college meteorology textbook by Steve Ackerman and John Knox won a William Henry Fox Talbot Prize for excellence in visuals from the Sociey of Academic Authors. The book, Meteorology: Understanding the Atmosphere, published by Brooks/Cole under the editorshop of Keith Dodson, was praised by one member of the SA2 panel of judges as an "exceptional job pulling together relevant data to be presented in original graphic formats." Said other judges: "The text is visually sophisticated, truly interesting, and up-to-date, with always apt and sometimes ravishing images, figurative models, and tables used to support its thoughtful pedagogy." "This book has some of the most pretty and apt graphics that I have ever seen in a textbook.""Quite simply, the production quality is superb." "Visuals are integral and are used generously." Learning of the award, Knox said: "I'm excited to see that the judges appreciated our efforts so thoroughly -- especially since Steve and I are both first-time authors. Knox is a research scientist and lecturer at the University of Georgia. Ackerman is a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The announcement in the fourth in a series on the 2003 Talbies. ... Read more

13. Essentials of Meteorology: An Invitation to the Atmosphere
by C. Donald Ahrens
Paperback: 512 Pages (2011-01-01)
list price: US$133.95 -- used & new: US$133.95
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Asin: 0840049331
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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This updated and enhanced sixth edition of ESSENTIALS OF METEOROLOGY is written by the widely read and authoritative author in introductory meteorology--Donald Ahrens. Ahrens's ability to explain relatively complicated ideas in a student-friendly, manageable fashion will allow you to easily visualize the principles of meteorology. ESSENTIALS OF METEOROLOGY is completely updated with over 250 new images and figures and the latest research and coverage. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Well-written, clear, and a very descriptive analysis
I am a college student at the Univeristy of Colorado at Boulder.I was required to read Ahrens book and I found it very helpful and informative.At times it was a little dull and simple, but it covered the atmosphere andweather related topics extremely well.I recommend this text to anyoneinterested in weather.The pictures and graphs were great too! ... Read more

Paperback: 580 Pages (2005-10-30)
list price: US$98.95 -- used & new: US$12.00
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Asin: 0757517544
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars An Amateur Meterologist Delight!
The Seller provided honest and fast service.This bookis excellent, and the included CD provided some great information including Internet sites that provide more great information.

5-0 out of 5 stars Textbook
I'm very pleased with this item.I received the textbook in reasonable amount of time and had it before the start of the semester.The book is in great condition for a used book. Pretty much like new.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best hazardous weather textbook available (Spring 2008).
As an earth and atmospheric science professor who specializes in natural hazards, I've seen probably every text available on this subject.For atmospheric hazards in particular, this is the best textbook I've used.It is easily accessible to second year meteorology undergraduates, and could even be somewhat useful in a graduate course.Although the text emphasizes the meteorological science of atmospheric hazards more than the societal impacts, I've found it to be a good balance for a hazardous weather course.This is a substantial textbook with information on nearly all atmospheric hazards, and it is accompanied by a well-produced CD-ROM (and website), which contain a lot of supplemental material and work very well in the classroom.The print size is large and there are many supporting diagrams that are easy to read.My only complaint is the complete lack of discussion of fog, which is a significant natural hazard.Otherwise, this is a superb textbook. ... Read more

15. Ancient Meteorology (Sciences of Antiquity Series)
by Liba Taub
Paperback: 288 Pages (2003-08-22)
list price: US$37.95 -- used & new: US$29.15
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Ancient Meteorology discusses Greek and Roman approaches and attitudes to this broad discipline, which in classical antiquity included not only "weather", but occurrences such as earthquakes and comets that today would be regarded as geological, astronomical or seismological.
Given the predominance of farming in ancient society, it is not surprising that so much was written about the prediction and explanation of weather and how to respond to its cruelties and kindnesses. But the study of ancient meteorology was not only a practical matter. Poets, philosophers and physicians were also concerned with meteorology, posing important questions about the nature of the world and how we understand it, about the unity and character of the cosmos, and about the relationship between meteorology and the divine.
The author discusses the variety of ancient texts which communicate meteorological and scientific ideas, from Homeric epic and the didactic poetry of Hesiod, Aratus and Lucretius, to works such as Aristotle's Meteorology, the Hippocratic medical treatise on Airs, Waters, Places and Seneca's Natural Questions. The range and diversity of this literature highlights the question of scholarly authority in antiquity and illustrates how writers responded to the meteorological information presented by their literary predecessors.
The first book of its kind in English, Ancient Meteorology will be a valuable reference tool for classicists and those with an interest in the history of science. ... Read more

16. Synoptic-Dynamic Meteorology in Midlatitudes: Principles of Kinematics and Dynamics, Vol. 1
by Howard Bluestein
Hardcover: 448 Pages (1992-05-21)
list price: US$122.00 -- used & new: US$70.04
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Asin: 0195062671
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This new, comprehensive textbook for upper-division undergraduate and graduate students of meteorology presents for the first time information that is now considered essential in modern weather forecasting. Based on a successful series of courses taught by the author at the University of Oklahoma, the text carefully examines the foundations of synoptic meteorology, from the analysis of scalar fields to atmospheric kinematics, dynamics, and thermodynamics. Newer topics such as Q-vectors, and modern observing systems such as Doppler radar are discussed, and several detailed figures and many helpful problems are included. This timely work emphasizes both physical understanding and mathematical analysis, and clearly explains observations in light of current theory. It will be a valuable reference for weather forecasters and researchers as well as students. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great reference, good price
This book (and the Vol. II) is a good reference for meteorological basis on phisics and atmospheric sciences itself, I already had thought about buying it here in Brasil (country that I live) but they would cost me about 120 bucks each volume, since on amazon it ended up for about 60 each delivered in my house (ok, It took 4 weeks, but it's a long way for a legless book!!) and, like all my products so far, they arrived in perfect shape.

I've been using those from the library for 3 semesters now, on atmos. dynamics I, Synoptic meteor., micrometeorology and other courses... I'm shure it will be used much more in the future.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very Useful Reference Text
This is the 1st of 2 books written by Dr. Bluestein to teach synoptic and dynamic meteorology to undergraduate college students. Unlike other textbooks, this textbook takes the time to show alot more of the steps in the derivation of equations used in meteorology. Of course this has added to the size of the book but the fact that the author has taken the care to include this in his book is quite helpful for those learning meteorology. It is a useful reference book. ... Read more

17. Your future in meteorology, (Careers in depth)
by F. A Berry
 Unknown Binding: 155 Pages (1962)

Asin: B0007DYSL2
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18. Hands on Meteorology: Stories, Theories, and Simple Experiments
by Zbigniew Sorbjan
 Paperback: 306 Pages (1996-12)
list price: US$26.95 -- used & new: US$13.51
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Asin: 1878220209
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19. Weather by the Numbers: The Genesis of Modern Meteorology (Transformations: Studies in the History of Science and Technology)
by Kristine C. Harper
Hardcover: 328 Pages (2008-09-30)
list price: US$42.00 -- used & new: US$26.73
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Asin: 0262083787
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Winning entry, Professional Cover/Jacket Category, in the 2009 New England Book Show sponsored by Bookbuilders of Boston. and Winner, History Category, 2008 ASLI's Choice Award given by the Atmospheric Science Librarians International.

For much of the first half of the twentieth century, meteorology was more art than science, dependent on an individual forecaster's lifetime of local experience. In Weather by the Numbers, Kristine Harper tells the story of the transformation of meteorology from a "guessing science" into a sophisticated scientific discipline based on physics and mathematics. What made this possible was the development of the electronic digital computer; earlier attempts at numerical weather prediction had foundered on the human inability to solve nonlinear equations quickly enough for timely forecasting. After World War II, the combination of an expanded observation network developed for military purposes, newly trained meteorologists, savvy about math and physics, and the nascent digital computer created a new way of approaching atmospheric theory and weather forecasting.

Harper examines the efforts of meteorologists to professionalize their discipline during the interwar years and the rapid expansion of personnel and observational assets during World War II. She describes how, by the 1950s, academic, Weather Bureau, and military meteorologists had moved atmospheric modeling from research subject to operational forecasting. Challenging previous accounts that give sole credit for the development of numerical weather prediction to digital computer inventor John von Neumann, Harper points to the crucial contributions of Carl-Gustav Rossby (founder of MIT's meteorology program and a member of the "Scandinavian Tag Team" working with von Neumann). This transformation of a discipline, Harper writes, was the most important intellectual achievement of twentieth-century meteorology, and paved the way for the growth of computer-assisted modeling in all the sciences. ... Read more

20. Reeds Maritime Meteorology (Reeds Professional)
by Maurice Cornish, Elaine Ives
Paperback: 264 Pages (2009-09-01)
list price: US$45.00 -- used & new: US$25.95
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Asin: 140811206X
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Describes the elements and forces which contribute to maritime meteorology, and the principles which govern them.
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5-0 out of 5 stars A Sailor's Manual
This book is everything it promised to be.Recommemded by a retired meteorologist during his marine meteorlogy seminar at the Seattle Boat Show, I bought it based on his recommendation.Written for professional fishermen and merchant marine officier trainees, it is easy to understand, well-doumented with color photographs, graphs and tables and a pleasure to read.A must-have book. ... Read more

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