A highly illustrated introduction to all aspects of the study of meteorology. Developed in five units, this comprehensive poses common questions at the beginning of each unit. Questions are then answered throughout the following chapters, supported by scientific observations and reasoning. This is intended to help students fully understand the "why" of everyday meteorological occurances. This book emphasizes science as a human activity, encouraging students to take a proactive role in studying meteorology. The text intends to engage the student in scientific methodology, and employs a range of skills and procedures to form and test a hypothesis. Concept maps, checkpoints, beginning-of-chapter goals and overviews are all included.