9780679776659

The USA Today Weather Book

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  • ISBN13:

    9780679776659

  • ISBN10:

    0679776656

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 1997-07-14
  • Publisher: Vintage

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Summary

Featuring the full-color weather graphics of America's favorite newspaper, here is a newly revised edition of the most readable guide to our nation's weather. It also includes an updated state-by-state guide to weather patterns and scientifically accurate records. Online promo.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii(2)
Introduction ix
1 USA's wild weather: Heat, cold, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods -- the world's wildest weather
1(12)
2 How the sun causes weather: Where the sun shines starts all weather
13(18)
3 Why the winds blow: Air pressure differences put our weather on the move
31(16)
4 Storms, fronts: The battleground of weather
47(16)
5 What makes rain? Clouds, fog, rain, snow and sleet occur as water changes its form
63(20)
6 Floods, droughts: The extremes of the Earth's natural water cycle
83(14)
7 Snow and ice: An ordinary winter storm can turn into rain or a monster blizzard
97(18)
8 Thunderstorms and tornadoes: They are among nature's most destructive forces
115(24)
9 Hurricanes: Winds can top 150 mph, but the big danger is the storm surge
139(24)
10 Sky watching: Clouds, rainbows, halos and contrails
163(18)
11 How to predict the weather: How forecasts are made and how accurate they are
181(16)
12 The future of Earth: Greenhouse effect and loss of ozone could be bringing bigger changes
197(22)
13 State-by-state records: Hottest, coldest, wettest and major weather events
219(3)
Glossary 222(4)
Index 226

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