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Introducing meteorology : a guide to weather

Author: Jon Shonk
Publisher: Edinburgh : Dunedin, [2013]
Series: Introducing Earth & Environmental Sciences.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Introducing Meteorology provides a succinct overview of the science of the. 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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Shonk, Jon.
Introducing meteorology.
Edinburgh : Dunedin, [2013]
(OCoLC)832649197
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Shonk
ISBN: 9781903544570 1903544572
OCLC Number: 842920085
Description: 1 online resource (x, 149 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps.
Contents: Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgements and Figure Credits; Preface; 1 Watching the Weather; 1.1 --
The Influence of Weather; 1.2 --
Weather Watchers; 2 From Seaweed to Supercomputers; 2.1 --
The Age of Seaweed; 2.2 --
Early Meteorological Advances; 2.3 --
The First Forecasts; 2.4 --
Looking Up into the Atmosphere; 2.5 --
Towards Modern Forecasting; 3 The Weather Station; 3.1 --
Surface Observations; 3.2 --
Inside the Stevenson Screen; 3.3 --
Outside the Stevenson Screen; 3.4 --
Watching the Skies; 3.5 --
Automatic Weather Stations; 4 Gauging the Atmosphere; 4.1 --
Measuring the Upper Air. 4.2 --
Radar and Lidar4.3 --
Observations from Space; 5 Anatomy of the Atmosphere; 5.1 --
Composition of the Atmosphere; 5.2 --
Pressure, Temperature and Density; 5.3 --
The Atmospheric Profile; 6 Water in the Atmosphere; 6.1 --
The Hydrological Cycle; 6.2 --
Humidity and Moisture; 6.3 --
Water Droplets and Rain; 6.4 --
Ice Crystals and Snowflakes; 7 It All Starts with the Sun; 7.1 --
Our Local Star; 7.2 --
The Earth in Equilibrium; 7.3 --
The Effect of the Atmosphere; 7.4 --
The Effect of Clouds; 8 Hot and Cold; 8.1 --
Surface Temperature; 8.2 --
Adiabatic Ascent; 8.3 --
Clouds, Fog, Dew and Frost. 8.4 --
The Spherical Earth8.5 --
Variation of Total Solar Irradiance; 8.6 --
The Earth in Non-Equilibrium; 9 The Atmosphere in Motion; 9.1 --
Highs, Lows and Circulation of Air; 9.2 --
The Coriolis Effect; 9.3 --
Hadley Cells; 9.4 --
Heat Transport in the Mid-Latitudes; 9.5 --
The Global Circulation; 10 Mid-Latitude Weather Systems; 10.1 --
The Westerly Flow; 10.2 --
Anticyclones and Air Masses; 10.3 --
Low-Pressure Systems; 10.4 --
Fronts and Conveyor Belts; 10.5 --
When Storms Become Severe; 11 Weather in the Tropics; 11.1 --
The Easterly Flow; 11.2 --
Intertropical Convergence Zone and Monsoons. 11.3 --
Tropical Depressions and Hurricanes11.4 --
El Niño, La Niña and the Southern Oscillation; 12 Convective Systems, Tornadoes and Thunderstorms; 12.1 --
Unstable Conditions; 12.2 --
Cumulonimbus, Thunder and Lightning; 12.3 --
Organised Convective Systems; 12.4 --
Supercells and Tornadoes; 13 Local Weather Effects; 13.1 --
Coastal Weather; 13.2 --
Mountain Weather; 13.3 --
Desert Weather; 13.4 --
Urban Weather; 14 Forecasting the Weather; 14.1 --
Numerical Weather Prediction; 14.2 --
The Initial Conditions; 14.3 --
Running the Model; 14.4 --
Global and Regional Models; 14.5 --
Ensemble Forecasting. 15 The Forecaster's Challenge15.1 --
Making a Weather Forecast; 15.2 --
Forecasting Hazardous Weather; 15.3 --
Users of Forecasts; 15.4 --
When Forecasts Go Wrong; 16 The Changing Climate; 16.1 --
Past Records of Climate; 16.2 --
Increasing Greenhouse Gas Concentrations; 16.3 --
Climate Models; 16.4 --
Simulating Past and Future Climate; 16.5 --
Adaptation versus Mitigation; Glossary; Further Reading.
Series Title: Introducing Earth & Environmental Sciences.
Responsibility: Jon Shonk.

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