• Science

Meteorology Manual

The Practical Guide to the Weather
Author: Storm Dunlop
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 9780857332721
Category: Science
Page: 172
View: 8441
Meteorology Manual follows a similar concept to the well-received Astronomy Manual, aiming to provide an easy-to-read introduction for newcomers to the subject, while providing a sufficient level of detail to prove useful to those who also have a basic understanding of the subject. This extensively illustrated book will follow the familiar Haynes Manual style, with down-to-earth text, supported by colour diagrams and photographs, including, where appropriate, step-by-step sequences of cloud and weather system formations. There is increasing interest in learning about how weather systems are formed, what causes variations in the weather, and how to study and predict the movement of weather systems to enable weather forecasting, all which can be found in this book.

    • Nature

Guide to Weather Forecasting

All the Information You'll Need to Make Your Own Weather Forecast
Author: Storm Dunlop
Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 176
View: 8765
Describes weather forecasting, including how different phenomena develop, how geography produces local weather patterns, and ways to make a forecast at home.

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Introducing Meteorology

A Guide to Weather
Author: Jon Shonk
Publisher: Dunedin Academic Press
ISBN: 1903544572
Category: Science
Page: 160
View: 2353
In many parts of the world the weather forms a daily topic of conversation, In others it hardly changes from one week to the next. However, human life is governed by the weather which affects much of our activity, from farming to fishing and from shopping to holiday-making. Introducing Meteorology has been written to provide a succinct overview of the science of the weather for students and for interested amateurs wanting a topical guide to this complex science. The initial chapters describe the development of the science, the atmosphere and the forces which govern the weather. The author then discusses weather influences at global and local scales before describing the science of weather forecasting. Copiously illustrated, this book is intended for those whose interest in meteorology has been stimulated, perhaps by media coverage of dramatic weather events, and who want to know more. Technical terms are kept to a minimum and are explained in a glossary.

    • Nature

The Weather Handbook


Author: Alan Watts
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472905490
Category: Nature
Page: 160
View: 3647
The third edition of this bestselling book explains how to combine professional weather forecasts with information from websites and apps and self-assessment of the signs in the sky to arrive at a local forecast of coming weather.

    • Science

The Weather Observer's Handbook


Author: Stephen Burt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139537067
Category: Science
Page: N.A
View: 2779
The Weather Observer's Handbook provides a comprehensive, practical and independent guide to all aspects of making weather observations. Automatic weather stations today form the mainstay of both amateur and professional weather observing networks around the world and yet – prior to this book – there existed no independent guide to their selection and use. Traditional and modern weather instruments are covered, including how best to choose and to site a weather station, how to get the best out of your equipment, how to store and analyse your records and how to share your observations with other people and across the Internet. From amateur observers looking for help in choosing their first weather instruments on a tight budget to professional observers looking for a comprehensive and up-to-date guide covering World Meteorological Organization recommendations on observing methods and practices, all will welcome this handbook.

    • Science

Meteorology Today


Author: C. Donald Ahrens,Robert Henson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305480627
Category: Science
Page: 656
View: 1012
METEOROLOGY TODAY, 11th Edition combines market-leading content in weather, climate, and earth science with the interactive learning experience you expect from Cengage Learning. Grounded in the scientific method, this student-friendly and highly visual text shows you how to observe, calculate, and synthesize information as a budding scientist, systematically analyzing meteorological concepts and issues. Specific discussions center on severe weather systems, such as tornadoes, thunderstorms, and hurricanes, as well as everyday elements, such as wind, precipitation, condensation, masses and fronts, and the seasons. Events and issues dominating today's news cycles also receive thorough attention, and include analysis of Superstorm Sandy, the Oklahoma tornadoes, and recent findings from the US National Climate Assessment and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. METEOROLOGY TODAY, 11th Edition is a dynamic learning tool packed with self-testing features such as end-of-chapter summaries, key terms, review questions, exercises and problems, live animations, web links, and more. Whether you choose a bound book or interactive eBook, METEOROLOGY TODAY, 11th Edition takes your learning to atmospheric heights! Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

    • Science

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Weather


Author: Mel Goldstein
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780028643410
Category: Science
Page: 384
View: 942
Explains how to track weather patterns, read weather maps, and identify cloud formations while exploring the effects of pollution, hurricanes, and El Niäno.

    • Science

Images in Weather Forecasting

A Practical Guide for Interpreting Satellite and Radar Imagery
Author: M. J. Bader,G. S. Forbes,J. R. Grant
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780521629157
Category: Science
Page: 523
View: 8391
A highly-illustrated manual for meteorology students and operational weather forecasters.

    • Sports & Recreation

Reading Weather

The Field Guide to Forecasting the Weather
Author: Jim Woodmencey
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762789468
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 128
View: 7168
Reading Weather provides a quick and simple way to understand how the atmosphere works, how to interpret and use weather forecasts before venturing outdoors, and also how to make your own forecast in the field by observing the changes in the weather. This fully updated and revised reference will arm you with the meteorological knowledge necessary to make good decisions on whether to proceed or retreat in the face of a storm. Also included are helpful definitions, tables, and simplified graphics of common weather features.

    • Reference

The Handbook of Meteorology


Author: Frank R. Spellman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 081088612X
Category: Reference
Page: 223
View: 1111
"Book offers a condensed yet comprehensive survey of the science of weather: temperature, pressure, humidity, wind, pressure systems, fronts, storms, weather forecasts, cloud formation, weather tools, etc., with tables, a glossary, and illustrations to translate detailed technical information into terms that everyone can follow"--Provided by publisher.

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Weather Analysis and Forecasting

Applying Satellite Water Vapor Imagery and Potential Vorticity Analysis
Author: Christo Georgiev,Patrick Santurette,Karine Maynard
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128004959
Category: Science
Page: 360
View: 8474
Weather Analysis and Forecasting: Applying Satellite Water Vapor Imagery and Potential Vorticity Analysis, Second Edition, is a step-by-step essential training manual for forecasters in meteorological services worldwide, and a valuable text for graduate students in atmospheric physics and satellite meteorology. In this practical guide, P. Santurette, C.G. Georgiev, and K. Maynard show how to interpret water vapor patterns in terms of dynamical processes in the atmosphere and their relation to diagnostics available from numerical weather prediction models. In particular, they concentrate on the close relationship between satellite imagery and the potential vorticity fields in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere. These applications are illustrated with color images based on real meteorological situations over mid-latitudes, subtropical and tropical areas. Presents interpretation of the water vapor channels 6.2 and 7.3μm as well as advances based on satellite data to improve understanding of atmospheric thermodynamics Improves by new schemes the understanding of upper-level dynamics, midlatitudes cyclogenesis and fronts over various geographical areas Provides analysis of deep convective phenomena to better understand the development of strong thunderstorms and to improve forecasting of severe convective events Includes efficient operational forecasting methods for interpretation of data from NWP models Offers information on satellite water vapor images and potential vorticity fields to analyse and forecast convective phenomena and thunderstorms

    • Nature

Weather 101

From Doppler Radar and Long-Range Forecasts to the Polar Vortex and Climate Change, Everything You Need to Know about the Study of Weather
Author: Kathleen Sears
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1507204647
Category: Nature
Page: 256
View: 3455
Learn the science behind weather and weather prediction in this clear and straightforward new guide. Weather is everywhere, and while it’s typically not thought about most of the time, it can get everyone’s attention in an instant—whether it’s the swirling destruction of a tornado, the wreckage from a hurricane, or the havoc of climate change on the environment. Weather 101 gives you the basics on weather, from blue skies to hail to dust storms, with information on the science of how weather works, how to predict the weather in your area, how to be ready for natural disasters, and how climate change is affecting weather patterns across the world. With this guide, you’ll be a weather expert in no time!

    • Climatology

National Geographic Pocket Guide to the Weather of North America


Author: Jack Williams
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426217862
Category: Climatology
Page: 178
View: 7105
"This easy-to-use field guide provides the resources to understand the meteorological events that affect us every day. With illustrations and graphics for every topic, this is the go-to book for answers about weather reports and conditions on our increasingly turbulent planet"--

    • Nature

The Weather Book


Author: Jack Williams
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0679776656
Category: Nature
Page: 227
View: 3563
A guide to America's weather features full-color graphics from "USA Today" and discussions of hurricanes, blizzards, heat waves, cold fronts, tornadoes and draughts

    • Religion

The New Weather Book


Author: Michael Oard
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
ISBN: 1614584338
Category: Religion
Page: 96
View: 4746
A fresh and compelling look at wild and awesome examples of weather in this revised and updated book in the Wonders of Creation series! Did you know the hottest temperature ever recorded was 134° F (56.7° C) on July 10, 1913 in Death Valley, California? The highest recorded surface wind speed was in the May 3, 1999, Oklahoma tornado, measured at 302 mph (486 kph)! The most snow to fall in a one-year period is 102 feet (3,150 cm) at Mount Rainier, Washington, from February 19, 1971 to February 18, 1972! From the practical to the pretty amazing, this book gives essential details into understanding what weather is, how it works, and how other forces that impact on it. Learn why storm chasers and hurricane hunters do what they do and how they are helping to solve storm connected mysteries. Discover what makes winter storms both beautiful and deadly, as well as what is behind weather phenomena like St. Elmo’s Fire. Find important information on climate history and answers to the modern questions of supposed climate change. Get safety tips for preventing dangerous weather related injuries like those from lightning strikes, uncover why thunderstorms form, as well as what we know about the mechanics of a tornado and other extreme weather examples like flash floods, hurricanes and more. A fresh and compelling look at wild and awesome examples of weather in this revised and updated book in the Wonders of Creation series!

    • Nature

How to Read the Weather


Author: Storm Dunlop
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1911358502
Category: Nature
Page: N.A
View: 2105
There's nothing the British love more than discussing the weather and debating what it's going to do next. This handy-sized guide explains what causes the weather and easy ways to make your own forecasts. Will I need to take an umbrella this afternoon? Does a red sky tonight really mean fine weather tomorrow? What do those funny shaped clouds mean? To answer these questions and more, you need How to Read the Weather, a handy pocket-sized guide to the most important subject in the world. Renowned weather expert Storm Dunlop – yes, really – takes you through the basics of what makes the weather and shows you how to read the signs to know what's going to happen next. Along the way he also reveals some of the most unusual and dramatic weather events in our history. From barometers to blizzards, cloud bursts to cross winds, this book is perfect for the armchair meteorologist, or for those planning their next walk or camping trip.

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Instant Weather Forecasting

You Can Predict the Weather
Author: Alan Watts
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472935373
Category: Nature
Page: 64
View: 4905
Instant Weather Forecasting has been a perennial bestseller since it was first published nearly 50 years ago. A brilliant concept, its winning formula of 24 clear colour photographs of cloud formations and their accompanying explanatory text enables the reader to read the sky, pick up the clues, and predict what the weather will do. This revised and updated 5th edition takes into account the new ways users can receive professional weather forecasts, factor them into their own cloud observations, and develop an even better understanding of how the weather will change. This bestselling gem of a book will continue to be invaluable to anyone participating in outdoor activities, from farming, gardening and walking to riding, golfing, flying, sailing, fishing - and of course holidaymakers.

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Setting Up a Weather Station and Understanding the Weather

A Guide for the Aamateur Meteorologist
Author: Roger Brugge
Publisher: The Crowood Press
ISBN: 1785001620
Category: Nature
Page: 300
View: 9341
This fascinating and well-illustrated book, which is packed with valuable information and advice, provides a complete guide to observing, recording and understanding the weather and to setting up an amateur weather station. As the author explains, the advent of relatively modern electronic weather sensors means that weather observing is now within the reach of almost everybody. Moreover, thanks to computer software and the internet, it is easier than ever before to record and share with others your weather data and observations. The book considers why it is useful and interesting to set up a weather station and observe the weather, and outlines many different types of weather. It explains how to get started and describes the instruments that are available to the amateur meteorologist. It further demonstrates how good observations can be made using some simple instruments, or, in some instances, no instruments at all. It discusses clouds, snow, wind, optical phenomena, thunder dust, ash and hail and examines atmospheric pressure, precipitation, thermometer screens, air temperature and humidy, soil and surface temperatures and evaporation. It covers sunshine and solar radiation, and also local weather and climate and includes a valuable chapter on instrument and computer software suppliers. Essential reading for all those with an interest in observing and understanding the weather, and superbly illustrated with 132 colour photographs and 20 charts & graphs.

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Basic Illustrated Weather Forecasting


Author: Michael Hodgson,Lon Levin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1461746094
Category: Nature
Page: 80
View: 1648
BASIC ILLUSTRATED WEATHER FORECASTING Michael Hodgson gives detailed lessons in recognizing shifts in weather patterns, understanding why they occur, identifying cloud formations, and mastering basic meteorological concepts.

Weather: an Illustrated History

From Cloud Atlases to Climate Change
Author: Andrew Revkin,Lisa Mechaley
Publisher: Sterling
ISBN: 9781454921400
Category:
Page: 224
View: 8572
Colorful and captivating, Weather An Illustrated History traces the history of weather and meteorology from prehistory to today's headlines in accessible, bite-sized stories. The descriptions touch on such varied topics as Earth's first atmosphere, the physics of rainbows, Groundhog Day, the Year Without Summer, our increasingly strong hurricanes, and climate diplomacy from Rio to Paris. Written by award-winning environmental writer Andrew Revkin, this is a groundbreaking illustrated book that chronologically traces the evolution of weather forecasting and climate science.