Essentials of Meteorology: An Invitation to the Atmosphere
Summary: An introduction to topics related to everyday experiences with weather: the atmosphere, temperature, clouds and precipitation, wind, storms, air pollution, and more.
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Vertical Structure of the Atmosphere
Weather and Climate
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air mass air pollution air pressure air temperature anticyclone atmo atmosphere average called cause Chapter climate cloud droplets cold air cold front colder condensation cool Coriolis force cumulus clouds cyclone dew point Doppler radar earth earth’s surface energy FIGURE ﬁrst ﬂooding ﬂow Focus section freezing gases global greenhouse greenhouse effect heat high pressure area hurricane ice crystals increase inﬂuence infrared inversion isobars jet stream kilometers knots layer light low pressure meters middle latitudes millibars moist molecules mountain move North Northern Hemisphere occur ocean ozone Paciﬁc particles percent polar precipitation produce radar radiation rain rainfall reﬂected region relative humidity rising air satellite saturated saturation vapor pressure sea level snow solar storm stratosphere subtropical summer sunlight surface air surface winds thunderstorms tion tornadoes tropical upper-level usually vertical warm air warm front warmer water vapor wavelengths waves wind speed winter