Understanding the Weather

Understanding the Weather

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Understanding the Weather by World Almanac

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780836850093
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date: 07/28/2002
Series: Twenty-First Century Science Series
Edition description: NO AMER
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.45(d)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Earth's Atmosphere4
The Atmosphere6
Atmospheric Pressure8
The Movement of Air Masses10
Winds12
Prevailing Winds14
Local Winds16
Tornadoes18
The Power of Tornadoes20
Precipitation22
Humidity24
Clouds26
Identifying Clouds28
Precipitation30
Types of Precipitation32
Dew and Fog34
Rainbows35
Thunderstorms36
Lightning and Thunder38
The Birth of a Hurricane40
Inside a Hurricane42
The Life of a Hurricane44
Meteorology46
Measurement Instruments48
Measuring the Temperature50
Balloons and Radar52
Geostationary Satellites54
Orbiting Satellites56
Weather Maps58
Reading a Weather Map60
Glossary62
Books63
Videos and CD-Roms63
Web sites63
Index64

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