Understanding the Weather

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From the many types of clouds and precipitation and the wide varieties of winds -- including dramatic and sometimes devastating tornadoes and hurricanes -- to the space-age satellites and other instruments used to study them: This volume introduces young meteorologists to the science of the weather, using fascinating diagrams to bring to life the constant motion in our atmosphere that makes the difference between sunny skies and storms.

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Overview

From the many types of clouds and precipitation and the wide varieties of winds -- including dramatic and sometimes devastating tornadoes and hurricanes -- to the space-age satellites and other instruments used to study them: This volume introduces young meteorologists to the science of the weather, using fascinating diagrams to bring to life the constant motion in our atmosphere that makes the difference between sunny skies and storms.

Examines various aspects of weather including the atmosphere, winds, clouds, precipitation, rainbows, and storms and discusses the instruments and methods used to study weather and predict its behavior.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780836850093
  • Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/28/2002
  • Series: Twenty-First Century Science Series
  • Edition description: NO AMER
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Table of Contents

Earth's Atmosphere 4
The Atmosphere 6
Atmospheric Pressure 8
The Movement of Air Masses 10
Winds 12
Prevailing Winds 14
Local Winds 16
Tornadoes 18
The Power of Tornadoes 20
Precipitation 22
Humidity 24
Clouds 26
Identifying Clouds 28
Precipitation 30
Types of Precipitation 32
Dew and Fog 34
Rainbows 35
Thunderstorms 36
Lightning and Thunder 38
The Birth of a Hurricane 40
Inside a Hurricane 42
The Life of a Hurricane 44
Meteorology 46
Measurement Instruments 48
Measuring the Temperature 50
Balloons and Radar 52
Geostationary Satellites 54
Orbiting Satellites 56
Weather Maps 58
Reading a Weather Map 60
Glossary 62
Books 63
Videos and CD-Roms 63
Web sites 63
Index 64
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