Understanding the Jet Stream

Clash of the Titans

Author: Ged Dunkel

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1467014095

Category: Science

Page: 136

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Everyone feels the effect of the weather but why, for example, was July 2009 such a cool and wet month? Most of us just say “it’s the British weather”. However, there was a reason, the position of the Jet Stream. Whilst some of the topics covered could be “heavy going” the book is written in a “friendly, conversational” style and succeeds in keeping the reader’s attention. So don’t be put off, the subjects like the Coriolis Effect and Air Pressure they are tackled here in an easy to understand manner with many diagrams, everyday examples and the occasional humour. TV weather forecasts usually include “Atlantic Charts” – but what are they and what do they mean? Here you are taken through, step by step, the important aspects. And occasionally the forecasts also show satellite images - what are they and what do they mean? Again these are explained in plain English. Topics Covered Include:- Ø The Jet Streams Explained Ø Weather Fundamentals Ø Weather Fronts Ø UK Jet Stream Profiles Ø How to Read Weather Charts Ø The Jet Stream and the UK Weather Ø Understanding Weather Satellite Images Ø How to make your own forecasts

BAR International Series

Author: José R. Oliver

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780860549154

Category: Archaeology

Page: 232

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This is the report of excavations at the pre-Columbian site of Caguana in Puerto-Rico, a famous religious centre in an otherwise under-explored area. Subtitled 'simbolimo iconografico, cosmovision y el poderio caciquil Taino de Boriquen' this volume also sheds new light on how the Taino chiefs acquired their power and how they reinforced their dominance through iconography. Text in Spanish.

Natural catastrophes during Bronze Age civilisations

archaeological, geological, astronomical and cultural perspectives

Author: Benny Josef Peiser

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Ltd


Category: Social Science

Page: 252

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Collection of quirky papers from the second Society for Interdisciplinary Studies Catastrophists' Convention held in Cambridge in 1997. The papers bring together thoughts from a wide range of disciplines - physics, astronomy, archaeology, geology, and anthropology - and from around the world. Amos Nur (Stanford University) explains how the collapse of Bronze Age civilisation can be related to a 50-year-long earthquake storm; Gunnar Heinsohn (Universitat Bremen) argues that Bronze Age ritual and blood sacrifice was a response to living in catastrophic times; and Mark E. Bailey (Armagh Observatory) presents a review of recent findings and historical implications in the study of Near-Earth Objects.