Philip's Guide to Weather Forecasting

Author: Storm Dunlop

Publisher: Philip's

ISBN: 9781849073035

Category: Weather forecasting

Page: 176

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Philip's Guide to Weather Forecasting provides detailed information on how to make your own forecast and covers every aspect of weather forecasting, from what causes the weather to information on recognizing clouds. Details of weather systems, depressions, anticyclones and hurricanes are included, as well as information on the extreme weather that has so dominated the news in recent years. Local weather, such as wind systems, visibility, frost and snow, is featured along with optical effects such as rainbows, haloes and mirages. The author, Storm Dunlop, explores the full range of weather forecasting, from professional forecasts and charts to satellite images and weather watching - including instruments you might use at home. Philip's Guide to Weather Forecasting features numerous colour photographs and diagrams, and is ideal for the amateur forecaster.
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Guide to Weather Forecasting

All the Information You'll Need to Make Your Own Weather Forecast

Author: Storm Dunlop

Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 176

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Describes weather forecasting, including how different phenomena develop, how geography produces local weather patterns, and ways to make a forecast at home.
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Pocket Guide to Weather Forecasting

Author: Ron Cordes

Publisher: Pocket Guides Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781931676175

Category: Nature

Page: 28

View: 6430

This handy guide is an almost indestructible how-to tool. It includes need-to-know information such as quick forecasting, analyzing clouds and more. Best of all, the guide is waterproof, dirt-proof and pocket-sized, so you can take it everywhere!
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The Larousse guide to weather forecasting

Author: Storm Dunlop,Francis Wilson

Publisher: Larousse & Co

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 5182

Explains how clouds form, what causes rain, snow, rainbows, and other atmospheric effects, and how radar, satellite photographs, and instruments are used to predict the weather
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A Kid's Guide to Weather Forecasting - Weather for Kids | Children's Earth Sciences Books

Author: Baby Professor

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1541940938

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 670

Why should kids be concerned about the weather? It’s not like they will all grow up to be meteorologists or weather forecasters. But the thing is, knowing how to read weather patterns leads to a general understanding of how the world works. It also leads to an educated expectation of the day’s events. Weather forecasting has never been this easy! Grab a copy today!
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Reading Weather

The Field Guide to Forecasting the Weather

Author: Jim Woodmencey

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762789468

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

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Reading Weather provides a quick and simple way to understand how the atmosphere works, how to interpret and use weather forecasts before venturing outdoors, and also how to make your own forecast in the field by observing the changes in the weather. This fully updated and revised reference will arm you with the meteorological knowledge necessary to make good decisions on whether to proceed or retreat in the face of a storm. Also included are helpful definitions, tables, and simplified graphics of common weather features.
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A Dictionary of Weather

Author: Storm Dunlop

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191580055

Category: Nature

Page: 330

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An authoritative and wide-ranging new edition of A Dictionary of Weather containing almost 2,000 entries on all areas of the subject. Provides clear definitions and illustrative examples of terminology taken from meteorology, forecasting, and climatology. Revised and fully updated, this 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. Generously illustrated, and containting recommended websites for further reading, this reference work is thoroughly comprehensible. 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. Arranged in A-Z format, it is a unique dictionary and an essential reference source for meteorology and geography students, whether at school or university, as well as for amateur meteorologists and the general reader.
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Meteorology Manual

The Practical Guide to the Weather

Author: Storm Dunlop

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9780857332721

Category: Science

Page: 172

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Meteorology Manual follows a similar concept to the well-received Astronomy Manual, aiming to provide an easy-to-read introduction for newcomers to the subject, while providing a sufficient level of detail to prove useful to those who also have a basic understanding of the subject. This extensively illustrated book will follow the familiar Haynes Manual style, with down-to-earth text, supported by colour diagrams and photographs, including, where appropriate, step-by-step sequences of cloud and weather system formations. There is increasing interest in learning about how weather systems are formed, what causes variations in the weather, and how to study and predict the movement of weather systems to enable weather forecasting, all which can be found in this book.
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DK Guide to the Weather

Author: Michael Allaby

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780789465009

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Explores a wide range of weather topics, including climate and seasons, wind and gales, lightning and thunderstorms, hurricanes and tornadoes, solar wonders, and weather forecasting.
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A Student Guide to Climate and Weather

Author: Angus M. Gunn

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313355681

Category: Education

Page: 575

View: 2910

Presents a comprehensive guide to climate and weather, including weather catastrophes, climate patterns, and the weather's relationship with humankind.
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Introducing Meteorology

A Guide to Weather

Author: Jon Shonk

Publisher: Dunedin Academic PressLtd

ISBN: 9781780460024

Category: Science

Page: 149

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In many parts of the world, the weather forms a daily topic of conversation. In other parts, the weather hardly changes from one week to the next. However, human life is governed by the weather, which affects much of our activity, from farming to fishing and from shopping to holiday-making. For students and interested amateurs wanting a topical guide to this complex area of study, Introducing Meteorology provides a succinct overview of the science of the weather. Copiously illustrated, the book describes the development of the science, weather observation, the atmosphere, and the forces which govern the weather. It then discusses weather influences at global and local scales before describing the science of weather forecasting. The book's technical terms are kept to a minimum and are explained in a glossary. *** ..".excellent and enlightening resource, highly recommended for undergraduate and public library collections." - The Midwest book Review, Library Bookwatch, The Science Shelf, May 2013 *** "Introducing Meteorology is a most welcome addition to the bookshelves of students, interested amateurs, meteorology educators, and those who simply enjoy a readable, affordable book on the weather. Jon Shonk has created a marvelously succinct and up-to-date introduction to weather that serves a variety of audiences and purposes extremely well. I hope this is only the first of many excellent books from this young scientist." - American Meteorological Society, November 2013 [Subject: Meteorology, Earth Science, Atmospheric Science, Natural Science]
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Weather Map Handbook

A Guide to the Internet, Modern Forecasting, and Weather Technology

Author: Tim Vasquez

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780970684073

Category: Nature

Page: 174

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The science of forecasting has not changed, but the Internet and new marvels of technology have completely redefined the process. It s not a rare thing for weather hobbyists and National Weather Service forecasters to get a product from the very same site. With more and more charts and tools appearing on the Internet by the week, how do you make sense of the avalanche of weather imagery and data? Using a double-page format, the Weather Map Handbook demonstrates nearly every type of weather map, image, and product in common use. An overview of each item s origin, purpose, shortfalls, and tips are outlined. Standards for analysis symbology and chart markings are summarized. The surface, 850 mb, 700 mb, 500 mb, and 300-200 mb charts get two pages each, complete with philosophy, objectives, and techniques for each chart. Thickness, isentropic, and Q vector products get their own sections. The WSR-88D doppler radar, in use by the United States weather services, has played a vast part in the weather information revolution. In the Weather Map Handbook, it gets thirty pages packed with the fundamentals and algorithms of the WSR-88D. Much of this information is obscure and nearly impossible to find. From the workings of the Composite Reflectivity product to the exact process used by the Mesocyclone Detection Algorithm to deconstruct a radar scan, any NEXRAD radar product on the Internet can be understood. From the WRF to the NGM, from the GFS to the GEM, each numerical forecast model is revealed in incredible detail. Ensemble forecasts are highlighted. The satellite chapter explains visible, infrared, and water vapor imagery, how it is created, and how to interpret it. Even the METAR, TAF, SYNOP, and radiosonde formats get their own sections, complete with decoding instructions. Topping off the book is an appendix with surface and upper-level station plot models, a vast technical glossary compiled from the depths of the NWS, SPC, and NCEP, and much more! Whether you re a hobbyist, private forecaster, a professional, or a student, the Weather Map Handbook is the book you can t be without.
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What Is Weather Forecasting?

Author: Lynnae Steinberg

Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing

ISBN: 162275798X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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In this lower elementary–level guide to meteorology, both the science and basic premises of weather forecasting are explained in dynamic, full-color spreads. Readers are invited to examine the role of cause and effect in weather patterns and predict the possible consequences of specific weather events. Compare and Contrast boxes invite readers to relate different means of predicting weather phenomena, while Think About It boxes excite readers to return to the text and engage in critical thinking—all key components of the Common Core Standards for reading informational text. Vocabulary boxes define unfamiliar terms, helping make this a truly accessible text.
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Weather: a Very Short Introduction

Author: Storm Dunlop

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199571317

Category: Nature

Page: 152

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From deciding the best day for a picnic, to the devastating effects of hurricanes and typhoons, the weather impacts our lives on a daily basis. Although new techniques allow us to forecast the weather with increasing accuracy, most people do not realize the vast global movements and forces which result in their day-to-day weather. In this Very Short Introduction, Storm Dunlop explains what weather is and how it differs from climate, discussing what causes weather, and how we measure it. Analyzing the basic features and properties of the atmosphere, he shows how these are directly related to the weather experienced on the ground, and to specific weather phenomena and extreme weather events. He describes how the global patterns of temperature and pressure give rise to the overall circulation within the atmosphere, the major wind systems, and the major oceanic currents, and how features such as mountains and the sea affect local weather. He also looks at examples of extreme and dangerous weather, such as of tropical cyclones (otherwise known as hurricanes and typhoons), describing how "Hurricane Hunters" undertake the dangerous task of flying through them. We measure weather in a number of ways: observations taken on the land and sea; observations within the atmosphere; and measurements from orbiting satellites. Dunlop concludes by looking at how these observations have been used to develop increasingly sophisticated long and short-range weather forecasting, including ensemble forecasting. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Weather Analysis and Forecasting

Applying Satellite Water Vapor Imagery and Potential Vorticity Analysis

Author: Christo Georgiev,Patrick Santurette,Karine Maynard

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128004959

Category: Science

Page: 360

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Weather Analysis and Forecasting: Applying Satellite Water Vapor Imagery and Potential Vorticity Analysis, Second Edition, is a step-by-step essential training manual for forecasters in meteorological services worldwide, and a valuable text for graduate students in atmospheric physics and satellite meteorology. In this practical guide, P. Santurette, C.G. Georgiev, and K. Maynard show how to interpret water vapor patterns in terms of dynamical processes in the atmosphere and their relation to diagnostics available from numerical weather prediction models. In particular, they concentrate on the close relationship between satellite imagery and the potential vorticity fields in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere. These applications are illustrated with color images based on real meteorological situations over mid-latitudes, subtropical and tropical areas. Presents interpretation of the water vapor channels 6.2 and 7.3μm as well as advances based on satellite data to improve understanding of atmospheric thermodynamics Improves by new schemes the understanding of upper-level dynamics, midlatitudes cyclogenesis and fronts over various geographical areas Provides analysis of deep convective phenomena to better understand the development of strong thunderstorms and to improve forecasting of severe convective events Includes efficient operational forecasting methods for interpretation of data from NWP models Offers information on satellite water vapor images and potential vorticity fields to analyse and forecast convective phenomena and thunderstorms
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The weather almanac

a reference guide to weather, climate, and air quality in the United States and its key cities, comprising statistics, principles, and terminology ...

Author: James A. Ruffner,Frank E. Bair

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780810310537

Category: Nature

Page: 801

View: 5879

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Backpacker Magazine's Predicting Weather

Forecasting, Planning, And Preparing

Author: Lisa Densmore Ballard

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762766107

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 96

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Backpacker Magazine's Weather informs readers about how weather happens, how to predict and recognize weather patterns, identify cloud formations and know what they mean, develop weather awareness from basic meteorological concepts, and more. This handy pocket-sized guide is 96 pages, includes two popouts, and incorporates color photos, charts, and illustrations as needed throughout the interior.
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