New England Weather, New England Climate

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Combining a scholarly appreciation of weather systems and events with an ability to transmit their passion to a general audience, Gregory A. Zielinski and Barry D. Keim have written a one-of-a-kind guide to New England's fascinating weather and climate. The authors offer an in-depth explanation of the latest theoretical insights into New England's weather, along with a flurry of stories and lore about the vagaries of our clime. The book is divided into the seasons as we actually experience them: ski season, mud ...
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Overview

Combining a scholarly appreciation of weather systems and events with an ability to transmit their passion to a general audience, Gregory A. Zielinski and Barry D. Keim have written a one-of-a-kind guide to New England's fascinating weather and climate. The authors offer an in-depth explanation of the latest theoretical insights into New England's weather, along with a flurry of stories and lore about the vagaries of our clime. The book is divided into the seasons as we actually experience them: ski season, mud season, beach and lake season, and foliage season. Zielinski and Keim successfully provide illuminating and entertaining analysis and commentary, perfect for the classroom and the ideal companion for anyone interested in New England's unique weather and climate.
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Zielinski and Keim "explain the technicalities in sufficient detail to satisfy the weather connoisseur, but simply enough so these same technicalities don't baffle the Doppler dabbler."—Concord Monitor

"This is weather for weather nerds. (And I say that with affection.) . . . If you really want to know why the weather does what it does around here, this is the book for you. And if you don't care a lot about the weather but you do like books, this one might make you wish you were a weather nerd"—Hippo Press

"It offers a clear and accessible account of the major features of the New England climate, today and in the past, and of the atmospheric proccesses that shape it...Readers who plunge into Zielinski and Keim's explanations, often technical but never forbiddingly so, of the processes that underlie what we experience as weather will be amply rewarded. They will emerge with a much-enhanced understanding of the logic and order behind a set of appearances that has been famous for its seeming chaos."—The New England Quarterly

"New England Weather, New England Climate is an in-depth, accessible guide to New England's weather and climate that will interest all with an interest in weather/climate, New England, or both. The authors have done a first-rate job in bringing New England conditions to those of us not able to experience them directly. This book deserves a place on every climatologist's bookshelf." —Weather Doctor Website

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584653127
  • Publisher: University of New Hampshire Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

GREGORY A. ZIELINSKI is a research associate professor in the Institute for Quaternary and Climate Studies at the University of Maine. During the last ten years he has authored over forty articles including the cover story for the January 2002 issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. He has taught courses on New England weather and climate and is the Maine State Climatologist. BARRY D. KEIM is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography and is a member of the Climate Change Research Center at the University of New Hampshire. He has co-authored an atlas of extreme rainfall for the south–central United States and New England’s Changing Climate, Weather and Air Quality. Keim also serves as the New Hampshire State Climatologist.
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"Foliage season provides yet another opportunity, not only for tourists, but residents as well, to partake in the wondrous beauty of New England. The wonderful colors of the foliage season, like many other New England splendors, are highly influenced by the weather and climate of the region. Depending on location and tree species, foliage season spans all three autumn months--September, October, and November. . . . Interestingly, small splashes of color may be seen as early as late August, a great surprise to those who live further south in the United States. However, this phenomenon is probably caused by some other type of environmental stress to specific trees, as opposed to the climatic changes close to the start of the foliage season."
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Table of Contents

Pt. I What makes New England's weather and climate unique
Ch. 1 A general perspective 3
Pt. II Causes of change in New England weather and climate
Ch. 2 Changes within the year 13
Ch. 3 Year-to-year changes 31
Ch. 4 Changes over long time periods 41
Pt. III Diversity of New England's weather and climate : from the mountains to the beaches
Ch. 5 Permanent causes 55
Ch. 6 Nonpermanent causes 60
Pt. IV Seasons of New England
Ch. 7 Skin season 75
Ch. 8 Mud season 91
Ch. 9 Beach and lake season 98
Ch. 10 Foliage season 106
Ch. 11 The year in summary 114
Ch. 12 The alpine zone 125
Pt. V The weather events that influence the lives of New Englanders
Ch. 13 Heat waves and cold spells 145
Ch. 14 Droughts and rainstorms 154
Ch. 15 Nor'easters 169
Ch. 16 Ice storms 188
Ch. 17 Tornadoes 198
Ch. 18 Hurricanes 209
Pt. VI Changes over time
Ch. 19 Looking into the past 231
Ch. 20 What does the future hold? 251
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