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9781578592210

The Handy Weather Answer Book

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  • ISBN13:

    9781578592210

  • ISBN10:

    1578592216

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-08-01
  • Publisher: Visible Ink Press

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Summary

Weather. We all talk about it; some more expertly than others. With The Handy Weather Answer Book, you can master this compelling conversation starter - and understand how the weather affects our world. Brush up on weather basics; learn the science of meteorology; follow the history of weather forecasting. You'll come to understand hurricanes, tornadoes, climate change, and such fascinating weather-related phenomena as the northern lights and El Nio. You might even win a trivia bet along the way!

Author Biography

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

Introductionp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. x
Indexp. 309
Weather Fundamentalsp. 1
Terms to Know
Organizations
Measurements
Early Weather History
The Seasons
The Atmospherep. 25
Atmosphere Basics
Air and Air Pressure
Layers of the Atmosphere
The Ozone Layer
Wind
Wind Storms
Heat and Cold
Measuring Temperature
Heat
Coldp. 59
Clouds and Precipitationp. 83
Clouds
Precipitation
Humidity
Floods
Ice, Snow, Hail, and Frost
Stormy Weatherp. 117
Blizzards and Avalanches
Hurricanes, Monsoons, and Tropical Storms
Floods
Tornadoes
Atmospheric Phenomena
Lightning
Thunder and Thunderstorms
Rainbows and Other Colorful Phenomenap. 159
Geography, Oceanography, and Weather
Plate Tectonics
Rain, Ice, and Geography
Volcanoes
Geography, Oceanography and Weatherp. 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 Cometsp. 205
Humanity And The Weatherp. 235
Humanity's Impact
General Pollution Facts
Facts
Air Pollution
Water Pollution
Radiation
Climate Change
Climate Basics
Ice Ages
Global Warmingp. 257
Modern Meteorology
Forecasting
Radar
Satellites
Careers in Meteorologyp. 283
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