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Extreme weather : a guide & record book

Author: Christopher C Burt; Mark Stroud
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, [©2004]
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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There are few thrills as exciting as weather at its worst. Extensively illustrated with color photographs of some of the most extreme weather ever captured on camera, dozens of color maps, and tables of weather records for over three hundred U.S. cities, this book also includes historical examples of some of the more bizarre weather events observed: heat bursts, electrified dust storms, snow rollers, pink  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Charts, diagrams, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher C Burt; Mark Stroud
ISBN: 0393326586 9780393326581
OCLC Number: 55671731
Description: 304 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Heat & drought : Hottest cities & hot spots ; Real heat : the humidity factor ; Historic heat waves of the United States ; Droughts & dust storms ; Global warming --
Cold : Coldest cities and cold spots ; Historic cold waves of the United States --
Snow & ice : Snowiest cities in the United States ; Snowy places ; Historic snowstorms in the United States ; Ice storms --
Rain & floods : Rainiest & driest cities & places ; Extreme rainstorms ; Floods --
Thunderstorms & hail : Stormiest places ; Lightning ; Hailstorms --
Tornadoes : Typical tornadoes ; Historic twisters ; Waterspouts --
Hurricanes : Hurricanes and their intensity ; Historic hurricanes ; Hurricane flooding : the storm surge & rainfalls ; Tropical storms around the world --
Windstorms & fog : Extra-tropical storms ; Great cyclones of Europe ; Extreme winds ; Fog.
Responsibility: Christopher C. Burt ; with cartography by Mark Stroud.
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There are few thrills as exciting as weather at its worst. Extensively illustrated with color photographs of some of the most extreme weather ever captured on camera, dozens of color maps, and tables of weather records for over three hundred U.S. cities, this book also includes historical examples of some of the more bizarre weather events observed: heat bursts, electrified dust storms, snow rollers, pink snowstorms, luminous tornadoes, falls of fish and toads, ball lightning, super bolts, and other strange meteorological events.

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