Mesoscale Meteorology and Forecasting
Hardcover ISBN: 0933876661
In 1984, the American Meteorological Society, the Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration cosponsored the Intensive Course on Mesoscale Meteorology and Forecasting, held in Boulder, Colorado. This volume is an edited version of the lectures, including complete illustrations and extensive bibliographic references. The 31 chapters consider all aspects of mesoscale meteorology. After an introduction that discusses mesoscale classifications and typical forecast problems, the volume is organized in sections on observing techniques and systems, internally generated circulations, mesoscale convective systems, externally forced circulations, modeling, and short-range forecasting techniques and technology. As a textbook of mesoscale meteorology it will serve both practicing and student meteorologists.
Mike Lynch's Minnesota Weatherwatch
A Complete Guide for Weather-Obsessed Minnesotans
Hardcover ISBN: 0760328633
With a calamitous history of tornadoes, blizzards, and thunderstorms, Minnesotans have a natural interest in weather predictions. From Doppler to dandelions, the WCCO-licensed Mike Lynchs Minnesota WeatherWatch reveals the secrets of weather forecasting in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. A broadcast meteorologist for over 25 years, Mike Lynch infuses the book with his trademark enthusiasm and sense of fun. First he delves into the mechanics of the atmosphere and scientific forecasting methods from the ancient Greeks and Romans to modern Doppler radar and satellite technology. He then turns to good old Mother Nature and shows how, with her guidance--in the form of dandelions and other plants, sky color, stars, critter activity, lakes, and more--we can predict the weather. Rounding out this expert guidance are sidebars on Minnesota weather history and lore, plus a state weather almanac. Beautifully illustrated with over 100 color photographs, this book equips us with the diverse tools needed to forecast the weather in the North Star State.
Predicting Weather Events With Astrology
Paperback ISBN: 0738741582
The Power of Weather Forecasting is Yours through Astrology Discover how to predict large-scale weather events, from hurricanes and tornadoes to droughts and floods, with astrology as your guide. Using past examples of what was in the stars when major events occurred and providing sample calculations for future dates, Llewellyn
The Big Cloud
Hardcover ISBN: 1616896639
Our culture is addicted to weather: hourly forecasts, apps, radio, TV channels, alerts, warnings, and watches. And understandably—our food, clothing, livelihoods, and, increasingly, safety are tied directly to the weather and climate change. In The Big Cloud, photographer Camille Seaman stands in front of tornados, at the edges of lightning storms, and in pelting hail under pitch-black skies to capture supercells and mammatus clouds in their often sublime and terrifying splendor. In these awe-inspiring photographs, Seaman's work is a potent reminder that there is no art more dramatic, in scale or emotion, than that created by nature. Big Cloud includes an introduction by award-winning New Yorker science writer and author Alan Burdick (Out of Eden, Why Time Flies).
A Dictionary of Weather
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 0199541442
Here is an authoritative new edition of A Dictionary of Weather containing almost 2000 definitions of weather, forecasting, and climate terms with clear explanations and illustrative examples. This fully updated edition includes 300 new and revised entries, such as A-Train Pineapple Express and Watermelon Snow, and added feature entries highlighting actual occurrences of extreme weather including the Indian Ocean Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. With black and white photos and satellite images to show weather systems, as well as recommended websites for further reading, this reference work is the most comprehensive of its kind. Find out where and when the world's largest hailstone fell or where the highest temperature was recorded using the list of weather records, and check climate data for different weather types from around the world. Key terms from the related fields of oceanography, hydrology, and climatology are also covered as well as biographical information on important people in the development of meteorology. An essential reference for meteorology and geography students, at school or university, as well as amateur meteorologists, general readers, and all those obsessed with the weather.
Field Guide to the Weather
Learn to Identify Clouds and Storms, Forecast the Weather, and Stay Safe
Paperback ISBN: 1591938244
Your guide to watching clouds and analyzing weather forecasts From the soothing sound of rain to the shrill whistle of a blizzard, from the house-shaking rumble of thunder to the violent fury of a hurricane, weather fascinates us all. We watch it. We listen to it. We feel it. We try to predict it. Weather is a part of everyday conversation and a part of our everyday lives. But how well do we truly understand it? Professional meteorologist Ryan Henning presents Field Guide to the Weather, a handy reference to meteorology and to the types of weather phenomena that one might encounter at home or in nature. It includes an introduction to the basics of meteorology
The Handy Weather Answer Book
Paperback ISBN: 1578592216
Updated to include the latest advances in meteorology and climate change, a comprehensive reference covers all of the basic elements of weather and weather phenomena as well as the science of forecasting, in a guide that also evaluates the relationships between weather and oceanography, geology, and space science. Original.
Mapping and Modeling Weather and Climate With GIS
Paperback ISBN: 1589483766
Mapping and Modeling Weather and Climate with GIS is a contributed volume of 23 chapters from leading climatologists, meteorologists, and other experts about how geospatial cartography and analysis helps to advance atmospheric science research. Coverage includes data and software resources, data representation, observations, modeling, data-model integration, web services, and the areas of current and potential cross-fertilization of atmospheric and geospatial sciences. Providing both the concepts and practices of mapping and modeling projects, the book is useful to novices using GIS on weather and climate projects. Practitioners and managers will gain a clear picture of the advances in GIS for atmospheric sciences and appreciate the helpful lists of available geospatial resources.