What’s going on up there when the rain falls, when the wind blows, when the clouds roll in and the lightning flashes? How do hurricanes arise and where to tornadoes come from? Why do seasonal conditions sometimes vary so much from one year to the next? Our ways of life, our very existences depend on knowing the answers to questions like these. Economies have been wiped out, civilizations have risen and fallen, entire species have come into being or gone extinct because of a temperature shift of just a few degrees, or a brief shortage or glut of rainfall. With so much riding on the weather, it makes you wonder how you’ve lived this long without knowing more about it.
Don’t worry it’s never too late to find out about what makes the weather tick.
And there’s never been an easier or more enjoyable way to learn than Weather For Dummies. In know time, you’ll know enough of weather basics to be able to:
* Identify cloud types
* Make sense of seasonal differences in the weather
* Understand what causes hurricanes, tornadoes, and other extreme events
* Make your own weather forecasts
* Avoid danger during severe weather
* Understand the global warming debate
* Get a handle on smog, the greenhouse effect, El Niño, and more
Award-winning science writer John D. Cox brings the science of meteorology down to earth and, with the help of dozens of cool maps and charts and stunning photographs of weather conditions, he covers a wide range of fascinating subjects, including:
* What is weather and how it fits into the entire global ecosystem
* What goes into making a professional daily weather forecast
* The basic elements of weather, including air pressure, clouds, and humidity
* Storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, monsoons, and other extreme forms of weather
* Seasonal weather effects and why they vary
* Lightening, rainbows, sundogs, haloes, and other special effects
Featuring clear explanations, stunning illustrations, and fun, easy experiments and activities you can do at home , Weather For Dummies is your guide to making sense of the baffling turmoil of the ever-changing skies above.
A concise guide to Weather Systems and Weather Forecasting.
As recent events have shown, weather can have very different consequences depending on where you live. Guide to Weather Forecasting covers every aspect of making a forecast and is a handy resource to understanding the professionals' daily weather predictions.
Storm Dunlop provides detailed information and expert explanations, including:
* What causes weather
* Weather systems and how they change
* Recognizing clouds and sky appearance
* Weather conditions, such as depressions, lows and highs, wind systems and direction, dew point, humidity, visibility, frost, anticyclones and snow
* The readings meteorologists use when developing a forecast
* Extreme weather and climate change
Guide to Weather Forecasting also covers charts, satellite images and instruments that can be used at home. With its many color photographs and diagrams, handy glossary and useful index, this is an ideal quick reference for the amateur and semiprofessional Weather Forecaster.
The myths, history, wives-tales, oddities, and wonders of a subject that comes up every day: The Weather.
Weather Enthusiasts (or just the weather-curious) will discover surprising facts, myths, and oddities in this fascinating book of useful (and sometimes useless) information. With his expertise as a Meteorologist and editor, Paul Yeager takes readers on a journey through the curious world of weather, revealing myths and misconceptions, sharing weird phenomena, and explaining how weather has affected history. Readers will discover a host of fascinating weather facts, including:
* Which city is actually the windiest
* How the temperature affects tire pressure
* Why humidity makes hair go limp or frizzy
* Why a coming storm causes sore joints
* Why watering a garden after it rains is a good idea