Areas of Fog

Author: Joseph Massey

Publisher: N.A


Category: Poetry

Page: 104

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Poetry. One needs only to watch and listen in gratitude as poems informed by Bronk, Niedecker, Olson (to name a few), and the landscape of Humboldt County, California, take shape in AREAS OF FOG, Joseph Massey's first full-length collection. "Joseph Massey sees with a composer's eye and sings in a microtonality all his own. Syllable by syllable phenomena miraculously unfold. This is fantastic work, understated, charmed, and open. The world simply happens in these poems and its moments are tuned marvels. You don't want to miss it"—Peter Gizzi. "These are poems of ear and eye, full of echoes and luminous images. With a sensuality born of melancholy, they attend to resonant details that hover at the edge of recognition, as when Pacific fog partly obscures the view"—Devin Johnston.

Atmospheric Pollutants in Forest Areas

Their Deposition and Interception

Author: H.W. Georgii

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789027723178

Category: Science

Page: 296

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In November 1981 a first symposium with the topics of "Acid Deposition of Atmospheric Pollutants" was organised in OberursellTaunus to introduce the problems and first results of research-activities on wet and dry deposition of pollutants and on acid precipitation. In the meantime the hazard to forest and vegetation became more dramatic and research-projects to investigate the input of pollutants to forest-ecosystems have been initiated by several interdisciplinary groups. The rapidly increasing interest in the problems of forest decay and the many open questions with respect to the diagnosis of the forest-damage were the background for the organisation of a second symposium which was held in November 1985 at the same location in Oberursel/Taunus. It was mainly concerned with new techniques of sampling and analyzing pollutants in forest areas. Besides deposition, one important pathway of pollutants in orographic terrain is the interception of fog-droplets by vegetation. Special emphasis was laid on the chemical composition of fog. The symposium successfully assembled scientists from the field of atmospheric research with those studying the effect of pollutants on trees and vegetation in order to reduce the many open questions in connection with forest desease. The proceedings presented in this volume are a substantial contribution to the understanding of deposition and interception of pollutants in forest-areas. Thanks to the authors the volume contains a lot of new research ·results and presents therefore a true picture of our present knowledge.

Fog and Boundary Layer Clouds

Fog Visibility and Forecasting

Author: Ismail Gultepe

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783764384197

Category: Science

Page: 308

View: 9889


This topical volume of the Journal of Pure and Applied Geophysics utilizes new information not previously accessible for fog related research. It focuses on surface and remote sensing observations of fog, various numerical model applications using new parameterizations, fog climatology, and new statistical methods. The results presented in this special issue come from research efforts in North America and Europe.

The Beautiful Unseen: Variations on Fog and Forgetting

A Memoir

Author: Kyle Boelte

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 1619025043

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 178

View: 7902


Amidst the fog of San Francisco, a debut author reflects on his brother’s life and suicide in this “painful, intimate, and exquisitely written” memoir (Peter Orner). In San Francisco, the summer fog blows inland off the ocean and the landscape changes from moment to moment. Amidst this ever-changing sea of fog, thirty year old Kyle Boelte struggles to remember his brother Kris, who committed suicide in their family’s Denver home when Boelte was just thirteen. In a dual narrative that weaves together climate and personal history, Boelte explores letters, notes, newspaper articles, and his own memory to tell the story of his brother’s short life while also investigating the science behind San Francisco’s omnipresent fog. Boelte’s search takes him from San Francisco Bay circa 1901, when the fog was responsible for routinely sinking steamships, to a cavernous medical library where he studies the grim details of asphyxiation and death by hanging; from the redwood forests where scientists are now learning about the fog’s ability to sustain life, to a beat-up cardboard box containing memories of his long-dead brother. The Beautiful Unseen is a “slim book of startling prose” that “slips between past and present, inner life and outer, seamlessly and beautifully” to tell a story of loss at an early age, the impermanence of memory, the science of fog, and the history of San Francisco (Darin Strauss).

Weather Forecasting for Aeronautics

Author: Joseph J. George

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 1483258602

Category: Science

Page: 684

View: 3160


Weather Forecasting for Aeronautics provides forecasters and pilots wanting to study more about the art and science of predicting weather with the essential aids and methods for making practical application of their knowledge of the fundamentals of the science of meteorology. The publication first underscores the forecast problem, construction of the prognostic pressure chart, and prediction of cyclogenesis. Discussions focus on forecasting information concerning new cyclogenesis, making operational and planning forecasts, cyclogenesis off the east coast of Asia, application of weather forecasts to operational problems, and cyclogenesis in the eastern United States. The text then ponders on forecasting the movement, deepening, and filling of cyclones and movement of anticyclones in North America. The manuscript takes a look at the movement of cold lows at the 500-millibar level and their influence on surface lows, displacement of surface cold fronts, and warm frontal analysis and movement. Topics include movement of warm fronts, identification and location of warm fronts, East Coast wedge type, and warm frontogenesis. The text then examines the movement of tropical cyclones, prediction of very low ceiling and fogs, and prediction of severe weather. The publication is a dependable reference for weather forecasters and pilots.

Balloon Flying Handbook 2008

Author: U S Department of Transportation,Federal Aviation Administration (U.S.)

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160869433


Page: N.A

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Understanding GCSE Geography

Author: Ann Bowen,John Pallister

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435351700

Category: Geography

Page: 240

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This Foundation book has simplified text covering the same material as the core student book (with the same pagination). Written to AQA/A specification, it encourages the development of geographical skills. There are activity and test questions, and guidance for students on tackling coursework.

Essential AS Geography

Author: Simon Ross,John Morgan,Richard Heelas

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748751754

Category: Geography

Page: 408

View: 6377


Essential AS Geography provides comprehensive coverage of the range of subjects and themes for AS Geography. The book has been designed to smooth the transition between GCSE and A Level standard and rapidly instil confidence in the first year student, providing the means to achieve examination success.

50 Ways to Improve Your Weather Forecasting

Author: Dag Pike

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408127210

Category: Nature

Page: 96

View: 5296


This is a book about practical weather forecasting, and it starts where most other books finish. Weather forecasts give you a lot of information about the weather to come but they often leave out a lot of the detail, and the timing of changes can also be vague. In this book, Dag Pike shows how to translate the basics into practical weather forecasts so that you can work out what it will be like in your area and along your proposed route. Sailors will be able to make better use of the available wind and avoid difficult areas, whilst powerboat drivers more interested in the sea conditions will be able to find the smoothest waters for a better ride. With the help of this book, readers will pick up expert tips such as Predicting the weather at sea from scanty weather forecasts Knowing what conditions to expect when near cliffs, river estuaries and valleys Understanding how the wind affects tides 50 Ways to Improve Your Weather Forecasting distils Dag Pike's experience gained from over 50 years of driving a whole range of craft from high-speed powerboats and lifeboats to ships and sailing boats. Written by one of the most experienced seamen in the world, it is your passport to practical weather forecasting techniques that will get you safely to your destination whether in fine weather or foul.