The Weather Identification Handbook: The Ultimate Guide for Weather Watchers

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What does it mean when there is a corona around the moon? How do you tell the difference between stratocumulus and nimbostratus clouds? THE WEATHER IDENTIFICATION HANDBOOK is an essential guide to the many different types of phenomena that may be observed, and also gives brief details of the weather that may be expected. The following topics...

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Overview

What does it mean when there is a corona around the moon? How do you tell the difference between stratocumulus and nimbostratus clouds? THE WEATHER IDENTIFICATION HANDBOOK is an essential guide to the many different types of phenomena that may be observed, and also gives brief details of the weather that may be expected. The following topics are covered in a reader-friendly format:

Ø Cloud classification
• How to identify different cloud types and how they relate to forthcoming weather
• How clouds are formed
• Optical phenomena
• Precipitation
• Wind
• Severe weather
• Weather systems
• Satellite images and weather maps

Full of beautiful color photographs and diagrams, THE WEATHER IDENTIFICATION HANDBOOK is essential for the outdoor photographer, adventurer, or meteorological enthusiast. It is also perfect for any parent whose child asks the proverbial question, "Why is the sky blue?"

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"This handbook is a definite read for anyone who spends time fishing, hunting, or anything that depends on the weather. It's also great for anyone who has ever had to come up with an answer to "why is the sky blue, dad?" —Big Game Fishing Journal

"clear and well-illustrated guide."—Kliatt

"This handbook is a definite read for anyone who spends time fishing, hunting, or anything that depends on the weather. It's also great for anyone who has ever had to come up with an answer to "why is the sky blue, dad?"—Big Game Fishing Journal

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This clear and well-illustrated guide to identifying what can be seen in the sky covers cloud classification, cloud formation, optical phenomena such as rainbows, color in the sky, visibility (mist/ fog/sea smoke), precipitation, winds, severe weather (oddly, hurricanes are included here only briefly, under tornados, and not cited in the index), and weather in general. The type is on the small side, and the vocabulary is more suitable for high school students than middle schoolers, but the color photos and diagrams help make concepts easily understood. Useful as a field guide as well as for research by meteorology students. Includes a table to help predict weather from cloud types, and a glossary. The aptly named author is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and the Royal Meteorological Society. KLIATT Codes: SA—Recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2002, Globe Pequot, The Lyons Press, 192p. illus. maps. index.,
— Paula Rohrlick
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585748570
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/2003
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 961,730
  • Product dimensions: 5.26 (w) x 7.46 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

STORM DUNLOP is a translator, editor, lecturer, and author of many books including Astronomy: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Night Sky and The Oxford Dictionary of Weather. He is Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and the Royal Meteorological Society.

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