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 present the subject of weather as it directly affects your students using vivid photographs and compelling real-life stories. METEOROLOGY generates interest and genuine enthusiasm for the subject by making weather phenomena come alive via conceptual models and engaging narrative that explain their existence and help students discover the fascinating processes that determine weather. METEOROLOGY emphasizes how we observe the atmosphere and then uses those observations to explain atmospheric phenomena. By learning how to interpret scientific observations of the atmosphere, students can deepen their understanding of the subject. The text's instructor-friendly and modular structure are based on the authors' combined teaching experiences at five different universities. In addition to the well-thought-out structure that makes it easy for instructors to tailor the book to their needs, the authors also include unique coverage of topics not found in other books for this course.