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Weather : a very short introduction

Author: Storm Dunlop
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, 2017. ©2017
Series: Very short introductions, 506.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In this Very Short Introduction Storm Dunlop explains what weather is, what causes it, and how we measure it. Analysing the basic features of the atmosphere, its major wind systems and ocean currents, he shows how these drive the weather we experience."--Book cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Storm Dunlop
ISBN: 9780199571314 0199571317
OCLC Number: 950476083
Description: xvii, 158 pages : illustrations, maps ; 17 cm.
Contents: The atmosphere --
The circulation of the atmosphere --
Global weather systems --
Water in the atmosphere --
Weather systems --
Weather in the tropics --
Severe and unusual weather events --
Localized weather --
Worldwide effects and forecasting --
Appendices : A. The Beaufort scale of wind speeds ; B. The major cloud types (genera) ; C. Tornado and hurricane intensity scales.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 506.
Responsibility: Storm Dunlop.

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The weather affects everyone on Earth, influencing both our day-to-day decisions and long term plans for leisure and work. But the Earth's weather systems are extremely complex, and conditions and  Read more...

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