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Title:
Meteorology an introduction to the wonders of the weather
Author:
Fovell, Robert G., 1958-
Publication Information:
Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Company, [2010]

©2010
Physical Description:
4 videodiscs (approximately 720) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (iv, 103 pages ; 19 cm.).
Summary:
Presents 24 lectures (each about 30 minutes long) by Robert G. Fovell, Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles, on meteorology.
General Note:
"Course no. 1796"--Disc labels.
Language:
English
Contents:
Nature abhors extremes -- Temperature, pressure, and density -- Atmosphere: composition and origin -- Radiation and the greenhouse effect -- Sphericity, conduction, and convection -- Sea breezes and Santa Anas -- An introduction to atmospheric moisture -- Bringing air to saturation -- Clouds, stability, and buoyancy, part 1 -- Clouds, stability, and buoyancy, part 2 -- Whence and whither the wind, part 1 -- Whence and whither the wind, part 2.

Global atmospheric circulation -- Fronts and extratropical cyclones -- Middle troposphere: troughs and ridges -- Wind shear: horizontal and vertical -- Mountain influences on the atmosphere -- Thunderstorms, squall lines, and radar -- Supercells, tornadoes, and dry lines -- Ocean influences on weather and climate -- Tropical cyclones -- Light and lightning -- Prediction and predictability -- Imperfect forecast.
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ISBN:
9781598036251