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An expert and fascinating look at the subject of atmospheric phenomena, this text explores a multiplicity of subjects: the methods of collecting and analyzing data, the structure and growth of clouds from minute condensation nuclei to the familiar cloud forms, and the formation of rain, snow, and hail.

The introduction is succeeded by discussions of condensation nuclei, the building blocks of clouds, and the formation of clouds and their variety — orographic, layer, and cumuliform. Ice crystals and the formation of rain and snow are examined in detail, as are the properties and formation of hail. A review of the techniques for the scientific basis of cloud modifications includes the use of dry and silver-iodide particles; a look at the artificial stimulation of rainfall explores commercial cloud seeding; and a survey of methods for the modification of hailstorms covers the use of rockets and seeding with giant salt nuclei and silver iodide.

In addition to its value to students of meteorology, Cloud Physics offers readers outside the classroom a nontechnical and informative view of the nature of precipitation and clouds.

Book News Annotation:

Writing for laymen, the author attempts to popularize his academic field that, at its most ambitious, sought to control the weather by increasing rainfall, suppressing hail, and alter the course of storms. He explains the formation of condensation nuclei and clouds; discusses the origins of rain, hail, and snow; and explores the possibilities of cloud management. This is a paperbound edition of the original 1962 work. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This text explores the formation of clouds, ice crystals, and hail. It also reviews techniques for cloud modifications, artificial stimulation of rainfall, and modification of hailstorms. 26 figures. 16 halftones.

Synopsis:

This text explores the formation of clouds, ice crystals, and hail. It also reviews techniques for cloud modifications, artificial stimulation of rainfall, and modification of hailstorms. 26 figures. 16 halftones.


Synopsis:

An expert and fascinating look at the subject of atmospheric phenomena. Ice crystals and the formation of rain and snow receive a detailed examination, as do the properties of hail. Also includes a review of the techniques for cloud modifications; a look at the artificial stimulation of rainfall; more. 26 figures. 16 halftones.

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Twenty-nine of the world's most distinctive species are spotlighted in this fascinating profile of nature's biggest, fastest, and best. Simple enough for young readers, it abounds in intriguing information that will captivate adults as well. Champions include the fastest runner (the cheetah, at up to 70 mph), the best jumper (the flea, which can leap more than 100 times its body length), the oldest living thing (the bristlecone pine, at more than 4,600 years old), and other natural wonders.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Condensation Nuclei--The Building Blocks of Clouds.

3. Clouds and Their Formation.

4. Various Kinds of Clouds.

5. Ice Crystals.

6. Formation of Rain and Snow.

7. Hail.

8. Scientific Basis of Cloud Modifications.

9. Artificial Stimulation of Rainfall.

10. Modification of Hailstorms.

11. Conclusion.

  Appendix. Additional Reading Material. Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486428857
Author:
Battan, Louis J
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Battan, Louis J.
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
Earth Sciences
Subject:
Cloud physics
Subject:
Rain-making
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Meteorology & Climatology
Subject:
Physics-Meteorology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Earth Science
Series Volume:
2937
Publication Date:
20030631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
26 Figs. 4 Tables. 16 halftones
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.43 lb

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This text explores the formation of clouds, ice crystals, and hail. It also reviews techniques for cloud modifications, artificial stimulation of rainfall, and modification of hailstorms. 26 figures. 16 halftones.

"Synopsis" by , This text explores the formation of clouds, ice crystals, and hail. It also reviews techniques for cloud modifications, artificial stimulation of rainfall, and modification of hailstorms. 26 figures. 16 halftones.


"Synopsis" by ,
An expert and fascinating look at the subject of atmospheric phenomena. Ice crystals and the formation of rain and snow receive a detailed examination, as do the properties of hail. Also includes a review of the techniques for cloud modifications; a look at the artificial stimulation of rainfall; more. 26 figures. 16 halftones.
"Synopsis" by , Twenty-nine of the world's most distinctive species are spotlighted in this fascinating profile of nature's biggest, fastest, and best. Simple enough for young readers, it abounds in intriguing information that will captivate adults as well. Champions include the fastest runner (the cheetah, at up to 70 mph), the best jumper (the flea, which can leap more than 100 times its body length), the oldest living thing (the bristlecone pine, at more than 4,600 years old), and other natural wonders.
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