Facts on File Dictionary of Weather and Climate

Facts on File Dictionary of Weather and Climate

by Jacqueline Smith, John Dairtith
     
 

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Throughout history, weather has been an endless source of fascination for humankind. Every effort has been made to foretell weather and climate changes, from the use if guesswork, rule of thumb, and signs in the sky to the development of contemporary forecasting techniques. This addition to the acclaimed The Facts On File Science Dictionary series is specially

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Throughout history, weather has been an endless source of fascination for humankind. Every effort has been made to foretell weather and climate changes, from the use if guesswork, rule of thumb, and signs in the sky to the development of contemporary forecasting techniques. This addition to the acclaimed The Facts On File Science Dictionary series is specially designed to meet the needs of readers who want a better understanding o weather and climate and its impact on their lives. More that 2,000 entries, accompanied by nearly sixty black-and-white illustrations, offer easy-to-understand information on a range of topics including:· Alberta clipper· Climate changes· Cloud formation· Hydrologic cycle· Jet stream· Marine ecosystems· Microclimatology· Ocean circulation· Pollution· Precipitation· Solar radiation· Weather and climate stations· Winds

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School Library Journal
Adult/High School-From the simple to the complex, this dictionary clearly and concisely explains meteorological terms and concepts. It is amazing just how much information lies between its covers. Entries include acronyms, which help in deciphering the "alphabet soup" that can befuddle newcomers to the field. Better-known worldwide meteorological programs, agreements, and organizations can be found here as well. As a bonus, Web sites for a number of the organizations are appended. The black-and-white illustrations and diagrams found throughout the volume are top-notch. There's everything from the expected illustration of the Gulf Stream to a less expected diagram of a lidar atmospheric sensing system. With all its extra features and excellent presentation, Weather is a resource that will be used again and again by students from junior high on up.-Sheila Shoup, Fairfax County Public Library, VA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816045327
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/2001
Series:
Science Dictionary
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.17(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.78(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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