Guide to Weather Forecasting All the Information You'll Need to Make Your Own Weather Forecast

ISBN-10: 1554073693
ISBN-13: 9781554073696
Edition: 2008
Authors: Storm Dunlop
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date: 2/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

A concise guide to weather systems and weather forecasting. Weather affects everyone, and Guide to Weather Forecasting covers every aspect involved in making a forecast. Storm Dunlop provides detailed information and expert explanations on a fascinating topic, covering: What causes the weather Understanding weather systems and how they change Recognizing clouds and sky appearance Weather conditions such as depressions, anticyclones, lows and highs, wind systems and wind direction, dew point, humidity levels, visibility, frost and snow Weather events such as hurricanes and tornadoes, thunderstorms, fog and hail Extreme weather and climate change Natural events that affect the weather Optical effects such as rainbows, halos and mirages. The full range of forecasting is covered, from professional forecasts and charts to satellite images and weather watching, including instruments that can be used at home. With its many color photographs and diagrams, handy glossary, and useful index, this is an ideal quick reference for the amateur weather forecaster.

The origins of weather
The atmosphere and the global circulation
The global circulation
Winds and the Coriolis Effect
Clouds
Cloud forms
Optical phenomena
Sky and cloud colors
Weather systems
Local weather
North American weather
European and Mediterranean weather
Weather over Australia and New Zealand
Observing the weather
Observing instruments, methods, and plotting
Other observations
Synoptic charts
Professional forecasts
Making a forecast
Observing and photographing the sky
Further information
Glossary
Index
Acknowledgements

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