Weather

All You Need to Know about Weather Prediction

Author: Jack Fleming

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545043059

Category:

Page: 210

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Learn Weather forecasting. Learn how tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, blizzards, storms, and any other event concerning meteorology occurs. This book contains outstanding photos, graphs, and other images. Included are activities, experiments, and the scouting meteorology badge requirements. Learn weather prediction today. Know what weather forecasters know and attempt to report to their listeners. Everyone is affected by the weather. This book should give you a step up in the field of meteorology.

The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea

Author: Sebastian Junger

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393337014

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 233

View: 9619

A real-life thriller that leaves us with the taste of salt on our tongues and a terror of the deep.

Global Warming

Understanding the Forecast

Author: David Archer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470943416

Category: Nature

Page: 203

View: 3139

Archer's Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast2nd Edition, is the first real text to present thescience and policy surrounding climate change at the right level.Accompanying videos, simulations and instructional support makes iteasier to build a syllabus to improve and create new material onclimate change. Archer's polished writing style makes the textentertaining while the improved pedagogy helps better understandkey concepts, ideas and terms. This edition has been revised and reformulated with a newchapter template of short chapter introductions, study questions atthe end, and critical thinking puzzlers throughout. Also a newasset for the BCS was created that will give ideas for assignmentsand topics for essays and other projects. Furthermore, a number ofinteractive models have been built to help understand the scienceand systems behind the processes.

Hurricanes and Storms

Author: Clint Twist

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 9780237517991

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 45

View: 8340

Describes the characteristics of hurricanes and other kinds of storms, the damage they may cause, and possible protective measures.

Extreme Weather and Climate

Author: C. Donald Ahrens,Perry Samson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495118575

Category: Science

Page: 528

View: 4595

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATE is a unique textbook solution for the fast-growing market of non-majors science courses focused on extreme weather. With strong foundational coverage of the science of meteorology, EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATE introduces the causes and impacts of extreme weather events and conditions. Students learn the science of meteorology in context of important and often familiar weather events such as Hurricane Katrina and they’ll explore how forecast changes in climate may influence frequency and/or intensity of future extreme weather events. An exciting array of photos and illustrations brings the intensity of weather and its sometimes devastating impact to every chapter. Written by a respected and unique author team, this book blends coverage found in Don Ahrens market-leading texts with insights and technology support contributed by co-author Perry Samson. Professor Samson has developed an Extreme Weather course at the University of Michigan that is the fastest-growing science course at the university. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Weather of the Pacific Northwest

Author: Clifford Mass

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295998369

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 6576

The Pacific Northwest experiences the most varied and fascinating weather in the United States, including world-record winter snows, the strongest non-tropical storms in the nation, and shifts from desert to rain forest in a matter of miles. Local weather features dominate the meteorological landscape, from the Puget Sound convergence zone and wind surges along the Washington Coast, to gap winds through the Columbia Gorge and the �Banana Belt� of southern Oregon. This book is the first comprehensive and authoritative guide to Northwest weather that is directed to the general reader; helpful to boaters, hikers, and skiers; and valuable to expert meteorologists. In The Weather of the Pacific Northwest, University of Washington atmospheric scientist and popular radio commentator Cliff Mass unravels the intricacies of Northwest weather, from the mundane to the mystifying. By examining our legendary floods, snowstorms, and windstorms, and a wide variety of local weather features, Mass answers such interesting questions as: o Why does the Northwest have localized rain shadows? o What is the origin of the hurricane force winds that often buffet the region? o Why does the Northwest have so few thunderstorms? o What is the origin of the Pineapple Express? o Why do ferryboats sometimes seem to float above the water's surface? o Why is it so hard to predict Northwest weather? Mass brings together eyewitness accounts, historical records, and meteorological science to explain Pacific Northwest weather. He also considers possible local effects of global warming. The final chapters guide readers in interpreting the Northwest sky and in securing weather information on their own.

Science of Earth Systems

Author: Stephen D. Butz

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780766833913

Category: Science

Page: 655

View: 9949

To meet the challenges of the future, the scientific community has recognized the importance of uniting efforts in understanding and caring for Earth and its systems. Science of Earth's Systems explains how scientists have found it necessary to share their research across disciplines to try and comprehend Earth's complexities, and how they are being affected by human activities. It brings together the interactions that occur in the living and non-living world, and provides readers with a solid understanding of the processes that take place on and around Earth and the synergies that exist between them. Topics covered include the role of science and technology in society; matter and energy; astronomy; geology; meteorology; oceanography; biology; environmental science; and much more. With colorful photo references, charts and tables, to help illustrate the subjects, this text is an valuable resource for learners of science in the twenty-first century.

Catastrophes!

Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Tornadoes, and Other Earth-Shattering Disasters

Author: Donald R. Prothero

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421401478

Category: Nature

Page: 360

View: 1447

Eerie, fascinating, and often moving, these tales of geologic history and human fortitude and folly will stay with you long after you put the book down.

The Philadelphia Area Weather Book

Author: Jon Nese,Glenn Schwartz,Edward G. Rendell

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781592133918

Category: History

Page: 230

View: 8935

For anyone wondering about the weather and climate from the Poconos and Philadelphia to Southern New Jersey and the Jersey Shore to Delaware, here are such facts as the hottest summer, snowiest winter, strongest tornado, and signs of global warming.

Attribution of Extreme Weather Events in the Context of Climate Change

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate,Committee on Extreme Weather Events and Climate Change Attribution

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309380979

Category: Science

Page: 186

View: 1110

As climate has warmed over recent years, a new pattern of more frequent and more intense weather events has unfolded across the globe. Climate models simulate such changes in extreme events, and some of the reasons for the changes are well understood. Warming increases the likelihood of extremely hot days and nights, favors increased atmospheric moisture that may result in more frequent heavy rainfall and snowfall, and leads to evaporation that can exacerbate droughts. Even with evidence of these broad trends, scientists cautioned in the past that individual weather events couldn't be attributed to climate change. Now, with advances in understanding the climate science behind extreme events and the science of extreme event attribution, such blanket statements may not be accurate. The relatively young science of extreme event attribution seeks to tease out the influence of human-cause climate change from other factors, such as natural sources of variability like El Niño, as contributors to individual extreme events. Event attribution can answer questions about how much climate change influenced the probability or intensity of a specific type of weather event. As event attribution capabilities improve, they could help inform choices about assessing and managing risk, and in guiding climate adaptation strategies. This report examines the current state of science of extreme weather attribution, and identifies ways to move the science forward to improve attribution capabilities.

Essentials of Meteorology: An Invitation to the Atmosphere

Author: C. Donald Ahrens

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133171354

Category: Science

Page: 528

View: 9505

This updated and enhanced sixth edition of ESSENTIALS OF METEOROLOGY is written by the widely read and authoritative author in introductory meteorology--Donald Ahrens. Ahrens's ability to explain relatively complicated ideas in a student-friendly, manageable fashion allows even non-science students to visualize the principles of meteorology. ESSENTIALS OF METEOROLOGY, Sixth Edition, is completely updated with over 250 new images and figures and the latest research and coverage. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Tropical Storms and Hurricanes

Author: Liza N. Burby

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780823952908

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 8065

An introduction to tropical storms and hurricanes with information on how they begin, when and where they occur, the damage they can do, and some of the worst storms of this century.

Science Year 2002

The World Book Annual Science Supplement : a Review of Science and Technology During the 2001 School Year

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780716605522

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 8648

What Stands in a Storm

A True Story of Love and Resilience in the Worst Superstorm in History

Author: Kim Cross

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476763070

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 8402

Immersive reporting and dramatic storytelling set you right in the middle of the horrific superstorm of April 2011, a weather event that killed 348 people.

Lightning: Principles, Instruments and Applications

Review of Modern Lightning Research

Author: Hans Dieter Betz,Ulrich Schumann,Pierre Laroche

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 140209079X

Category: Science

Page: 641

View: 340

Lightning represents a natural phenomenon of substantial interest. Due to its complex nature, research continues in many countries and reveals amazing results. Lightning is actively observed because of its relevance to Earth climate and air composition in addition to the classical aspects of related human fatalities and damage to forests, buildings, power lines, aircraft, structures and electronic devices. In this volume, the most important contemporary questions on lightning are addressed and analyzed under many experimental and theoretical aspects. Lightning detection techniques using ground-based and space-borne methods are described, along with network engineering and statistical analysis. Contributions detail research on atmospheric electricity, cloud physics, lightning physics, modeling of electrical storms and middle atmospheric events. Special phenomena such as triggered lightning and sprite observations are examined. Lightning-induced nitrogen oxides and their effects on atmospheric chemistry and climate are discussed. Each topic is presented by international experts in the field. Topics include: * air chemistry * convective storms * infrasound from lightning * lightning and climate change * lightning and precipitation * lightning and radiation * lightning and supercells * lightning and thunderstorms * lightning detection * lightning from space * lighting protection * lightning return strokes * observations and interpretations * spatial distribution and frequency * triggered lightning * weather extremes

Warnings

The True Story of how Science Tamed the Weather

Author: Michael Ray Smith

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 1608320340

Category: Nature

Page: 286

View: 2897

From the heart of tornado alley, Smith takes us into the eye of America's most devastating storms and behind the scenes of some of the world's most renowned scientific institutions to uncover the relationship between mankind and the weather.

Fair Weather:

Effective Partnerships in Weather and Climate Services

Author: Committee on Geophysical and Environmental Data,Committee on Partnerships in Weather and Climate Services,National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Computer Science and Telecommunications Board,Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate,Board on Earth Sciences and Resources

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309087465

Category: Science

Page: 238

View: 7458

Decades of evolving U.S. policy have led to three sectors providing weather services-NOAA (primarily the National Weather Service [NWS]), academic institutions, and private companies. This three-sector system has produced a scope and diversity of weather services in the United States second to none. However, rapid scientific and technological change is changing the capabilities of the sectors and creating occasional friction. Fair Weather: Effective Partnerships in Weather and Climate Services examines the roles of the three sectors in providing weather and climate services, the barriers to interaction among the sectors, and the impact of scientific and technological advances on the weather enterprise. Readers from all three sectors will be interested in the analysis and recommendations provided in Fair Weather.

Extreme Weather Systems : 3rd Grade Geography Series

Third Grade Books - Natural Disaster Books for Kids

Author: Baby Professor

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1682808807

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 32

View: 1446

What is the weather today? Learning about the different weather systems will benefit many areas of life. It will help a child anticipate conditions for the rest of the days so clothes are adjusted, as well as plans. This book offers pictures more than descriptions so learning is very visual and therefore, highly effective. Secure a copy of this book today!