Philadelphia Area Weather Book

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The Philadelphia Area Weather Book offers a little-known history of the region's pivotal role in the development of weather science that goes back to colonial times, and it gives a lively account of what forecasters actually do on a daily basis. Writing for the general public, including young adults, Nese and Schwartz introduce the key concepts of weather and explain how forecasts are made as well as why they sometimes are wrong. Throughout the book, in sections called "Stories from the Trenches," the authors ...
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Overview

The Philadelphia Area Weather Book offers a little-known history of the region's pivotal role in the development of weather science that goes back to colonial times, and it gives a lively account of what forecasters actually do on a daily basis. Writing for the general public, including young adults, Nese and Schwartz introduce the key concepts of weather and explain how forecasts are made as well as why they sometimes are wrong. Throughout the book, in sections called "Stories from the Trenches," the authors recall the dramatic weather events (and at least one non-event) that kept area residents tuned in for the latest news.
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Editorial Reviews

Greg Forbes
Jon Nese and Glenn Schwartz have crafted a fascinating book full of stories going far beyond the seasonal variations in the local weather. Their book is sure to be of interest to Philadelphia residents and will serve as an invaluable source of reference material for teachers, the media, emergency managers, and others with an interest in the history of meteorology.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566399562
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • Publication date: 6/10/2002
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 History of Weather Science and Observing in the Philadelphia Area 1
Ch. 2 Basics of Weather and Weather Forecasting 27
Ch. 3 Winter: December-January-February 53
Ch. 4 Spring: March-April-May 79
Ch. 5 Summer: June-July-August 105
Ch. 6 Autumn: September-October-November 129
Ch. 7 Philadelphia's Future Climate 155
Epilogue 175
App. A Philadelphia Daily and Monthly Climate Data 177
App. B Climate Data for Wilmington, Delaware; Allentown, Pennsylvania; and Atlantic City, New Jersey 191
Notes 199
Bibliography 205
Additional Web Resources 209
List of Illustrations 215
List of Tables 219
Index 221
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2002

    Outstanding

    If you carry an umbrella you need to read this exciting book. An outstanding presentation of science and logic with an historical view.

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