Pacific Northwest Weather: But My Barometer Says Fair

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This book offers an in-depth look into those peculiarities of Pacific Northwest weather. It acquaints the reader with why weather happens on a global scale down to the direction your campfire smoke will drift. The climate of the Pacific Northwest is as broad and varied as is found anywhere in the world, from dry eastern sections to cool and west western sections. The book explores the reasons for this. It contains historical references to past storms, including Columbus Day-type, that have affected Oregon and ...
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Overview

This book offers an in-depth look into those peculiarities of Pacific Northwest weather. It acquaints the reader with why weather happens on a global scale down to the direction your campfire smoke will drift. The climate of the Pacific Northwest is as broad and varied as is found anywhere in the world, from dry eastern sections to cool and west western sections. The book explores the reasons for this. It contains historical references to past storms, including Columbus Day-type, that have affected Oregon and Washington. Are those storms different from other storms? Weather patterns that cause hot and dry conditions, as well as frigid, cold, and snowy arctic outbreaks are examined. The book is designed for the lay person, as well as a basic text in meteorology. It is a must-read for anyone interested in the weather.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781571882356
  • Publisher: Amato, Frank Publications, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 8.54 (w) x 11.02 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 6
Introduction 7
Chapter 1 Weather Elements 8
Chapter 2 Earth-Sun Relationship, Energy Balance, Atmospherice Composition 21
Chapter 3 The Earth's Major Wind Belts 31
Chapter 4 Atmospheric Pressure 44
Chapter 5 Moisture, Relative Humidity, Change of State 49
Chapter 6 Air Masses, Fronts, and Middle-Latitude Storms 59
Chapter 7 Pacific Northwest Snowstorms and Hot Spells 75
Chapter 8 Severe Weather 87
Chapter 9 Small-Scale and Local Effects 99
Chapter 10 Rivers and Flooding 113
Chapter 11 Global and Pacific Northwest Climatology 121
Chapter 12 Climate Change 136
Chapter 13 Use of Meteorological Data 146
Chapter 14 Weather Forecasting 150
Bibliography 160
Glossary 163
Appendices 170
Index 173
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