Weather

Weather

by Kevin Hile

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781578592210
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
Publication date: 08/01/2009
Series: The Handy Answer Book Series
Edition description: Second Edition, Second edition
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,023,654
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Kevin Hile is an author and editor who has contributed to books on a wide range of subjects. His articles have been included in titles such as Animal Rights, Cesar Chavez, Dams and Levees, and The Trial of Juveniles as Adults. He lives in Mason, Michigan.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Acknowledgments x

Index 309

Weather Fundamentals 1

Terms to Know

Organizations

Measurements

Early Weather History

The Seasons

The Atmosphere 25

Atmosphere Basics

Air and Air Pressure

Layers of the Atmosphere

The Ozone Layer

Wind

Wind Storms

Heat and Cold

Measuring Temperature

Heat

Cold 59

Clouds and Precipitation 83

Clouds

Precipitation

Humidity

Floods

Ice, Snow, Hail, and Frost

Stormy Weather 117

Blizzards and Avalanches

Hurricanes, Monsoons, and Tropical Storms

Floods

Tornadoes

Atmospheric Phenomena

Lightning

Thunder and Thunderstorms

Rainbows and Other Colorful Phenomena 159

Geography, Oceanography, and Weather

Plate Tectonics

Rain, Ice, and Geography

Volcanoes

Geography, Oceanography and Weather 185

Ocean Currents

Weather In Space

The Moon

The Sun

Sunspots and Solar Activity

The Magnetic Field

Van Allen Belts

Neutrinos

Cosmic Rays

Meteors, Meteorites, Asteroids, and Comets 205

Humanity And The Weather 235

Humanity's Impact

General Pollution Facts

Facts

Air Pollution

Water Pollution

Radiation

Climate Change

Climate Basics

Ice Ages

Global Warming 257

Modern Meteorology

Forecasting

Radar

Satellites

Careers in Meteorology 283

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