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Author: DK Publishing.
Publisher: New York : DK Pub., ©2008.
Series: Eyewitness companions.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents an introduction to meteorology and the weather, discussing atmospheric conditions, clouds, precipitation, storms, climate zones, forecasting, measurement, and climate change.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Weather.
New York : DK Publishing, ©2008
(DLC) 2008301037
(OCoLC)276780726
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: DK Publishing.
ISBN: 9780756651022 0756651026
OCLC Number: 778875028
Description: 1 online resource : color illustrations
Contents: HISTORY OF WEATHER. Prehistoric climates --
Religion and folklore --
Climates in ancient times --
Medieval climate changes --
Warfare and exploration --
The Scientific Revolution --
Weather in the modern era --
Weather and world affairs --
The science of meteorology --
Mapping the weather --
Military meteorology --
Weather and society today --
HOW WEATHER WORKS. The earth's energy source (the sun, solar radiation) --
Composition of the atmosphere --
Heating the atmosphere --
How energy is transferred --
Global energy transfer --
Air masses --
Weather fronts --
Highs and lows --
Convergence and divergence --
The Coriolis effect --
Global circulation patterns --
Upper circulation and jet streams --
Evaporation and condensation --
Global precipitation patterns --
WEATHER PHENOMENA. Clouds --
Precipitation --
Rain, snow, ice pellets, and hail --
Dew and frost --
Low visibility --
Cyclones & storms --
Hurricane Katrina --
Frontal depressions --
Bombs --
Thunder & Lightning --
Optical effects --
Tornadoes --
Tornado alley --
Flash floods --
WORLD CLIMATES. Climate zones --
Humid, tropical climates --
Case study: South America --
Subtropical, arid climates --
Temperate climates --
Mediterranean climates --
Cold, continental interior climates --
Polar climates --
Local climates --
El Niño --
North Atlantic oscillation --
Urban microclimates --
How local winds form --
Mountain climates --
Climate extremes --
WEATHER FORECASTING. The science of forecasting --
gathering weather data --
Remote sensing --
Weather instruments --
Computer forecasting --
Ensemble forecasting --
The short to medium term --
The season ahead --
Broadcasting the weather --
Weather in the news --
Forecasts for sailing --
Forecasts for aviation --
Forecasts in sports --
... for farming --
... for industry --
Weather and health --
Amateur forecasting --
Home weather station --
Weather sayings --
Watching the wind --
Cloud watching --
Atmospheric stability --
CLIMATE CHANGE. Climate monitoring --
Evidence of global warming --
The human contribution --
Climate modeling --
Modeling recent change --
Predicting future climates --
Extreme events --
Dangerous, sudden change --
Impact on life and earth --
Tackling climate change --
Lobbying for change --
Sustainable energy --
Low-carbon solutions --
Geoengineering.
Series Title: Eyewitness companions.
Other Titles: Eyewitness companions :
Responsibility: [DK Publishing].

Abstract:

Presents an introduction to meteorology and the weather, discussing atmospheric conditions, clouds, precipitation, storms, climate zones, forecasting, measurement, and climate change.

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