Climates and Weather Explained integrates climatology and meteorology to present a comprehensive introduction to the study of the atmosphere. Clear explanations of basic principles, concepts and processes are supported by a wealth of highly informative illustrations and a vast array of case studies.
This innovative textbook/CD package focuses particularly on examples from the Southern hemisphere. The authors offer valuable new insights into topical environmental concerns including: climate change, global warming, hazards, sustainable population, environmental degradation, agriculture and drought. Examining issues such as skin cancer, crop growth, weather forecasts and air pollution, the relevance of weather and climate to ordinary life is demonstrated.
The students' CD-ROM, is a unique resource of entirely additional material yet closely interrelated with each chapter of the book.
Providing resources for practical work and more advanced study, the CD-ROM features:
* Over 170 extra scientific "Notes", with 60 additional illustrations and tables
* Interactive numerical, multiple choice and practical exercises and self-assessment tests
* Extended guides to further reading
* Key-word searching, extended glossary
* Teaching suggestions and guides
* Hypertext presentation and extensive cross-referencing
* Clear navigation, print-out and download options
Edward Linacre is a Lecturer in the Department of Geography at the Australian National University. Bart Geerts is a Lecturer in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alabama in Huntsville