Mountain Weather Backcountry Forecasting and Weather Safety for Hikers, Campers, Climbers, Skiers and Snowboarders

ISBN-10: 089886819X
ISBN-13: 9780898868197
Edition: 2004
Authors: Jeff Renner
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date: 4/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 308
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Mountain Weather: An Introduction
Mountain Weather 101
A Little Basic Meteorology
Mountain Thunderstorms 101
Mountain Thunderstorms
Thunderstorms and Fronts
Post-Frontal Thunderstorms
Strategies for Safety and Survival
The Four A's of Thunderstorm Safety
Other Thunderstorm Threats
Thunderstorms and Flash Floods
Thunderstorms and Wildfires
Mountain Winds
Mountain Winds: The Big Picture
Winds in the Upper Atmosphere
Winds that Move over Mountains
Winds in and through the Mountains
Winds that Change from Day to Night
Thunderstorm Winds
Assessing Your Exposure to Wind
Acting Safely in a Windstorm
Aiding Others in a Windstorm
Light Winds
Mountain Snow
From Sky to Ground: Understanding and Finding Good Snow
Snow on the Ground: When It's Risky, When It's Not
Glaciers and Weather
Pre-Trip Weather Briefings
Mountain Weather Sources: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Strategies for Pre-Trip Weather Briefings
Weather Briefings for the Overachieving Outdoors Enthusiast
Following a Plan with a Purpose
Trail Notes: Regional Weather Guidance
Local Weather Wisdom: Not Just for Locals
The Far North: Alaska and the Yukon
The Canadian Coast Range and Rockies: British Columbia and Alberta
The Pacific Northwest Coast: Washington and Oregon
The Northern U.S. Rockies: Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming
The Pacific Southwest: California and Nevada
The Desert Southwest: Arizona, New Mexico, and West Texas
The Central U.S. Rockies: Colorado and Utah
The Northern Appalachians: New York to Quebec
The Central and Southern Appalachians: Pennsylvania to Alabama
Conclusion
Wind Chill
Heat Stress
Cloud Identification Chart
Useful Conversions and Guidelines
Internet Resources
Bibliography
Index

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