The Rough Guide to Weather / Edition 2

The Rough Guide to Weather / Edition 2

by Robert Henson, Rough Guides
     
 

ISBN-10: 1843537125

ISBN-13: 9781843537120

Pub. Date: 05/21/2007

Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.

Whether you’re an adventurer who enjoys wild weather, a traveller seeking climate details for Madagascar or Mumbai, or simply curious about those charts on the evening news, The Rough Guide to Weather is precisely what you need. From world climates and weather science to tips on how to read the sky and make sense of a forecast. Illustrated throughout with

Overview

Whether you’re an adventurer who enjoys wild weather, a traveller seeking climate details for Madagascar or Mumbai, or simply curious about those charts on the evening news, The Rough Guide to Weather is precisely what you need. From world climates and weather science to tips on how to read the sky and make sense of a forecast. Illustrated throughout with photographs and climate charts and useful links to hundreds of Internet resources for every continent, this guide is will help you stay a head of the storm.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843537120
Publisher:
DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
05/21/2007
Series:
Rough Guide Reference Series
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
5.14(w) x 7.74(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionviii
The ingredients1
What's weather, anyway?3
Welcome to our atmosphere10
Layers of the atmosphere14
The Sun and the Earth18
Where does the wind go?23
Taking the weather's pulse30
Sun, sky and colour: the optics of weather38
Climate zones44
The wild stuff51
Rain53
Snow57
Freezing rain and sleet62
Fog66
Thunderstorms70
Hail75
Tornadoes79
Hurricanes and tropical cyclones83
Coastal storms90
Other windstorms94
Floods99
Drought103
El Nino and La Nina106
Forecasts and how to read them113
Getting the word out115
Computer models123
Reading between the lines130
Making your own forecast138
A primer on global change143
The basics145
The downs and ups of global warming149
Wild cards153
The hole in the ozone158
Weather around the world161
Global extremes164
How to use the city climate charts166
North America168
Central America195
South America201
Caribbean/Atlantic Islands219
Europe225
European holiday islands276
Middle East280
Africa290
Asia315
Australasia/South Pacific345
Antarctica/Arctic358
Resources361
Books363
Websites369
Special-interest Websites374
Weather agencies around the world376
Weather and health380
Weather safety tips384
Conversions386
Heat and cold indices386
Glossary387
Index398

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