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A Dictionary of Weather (Oxford Paperback Reference)

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Here is an authoritative new edition of A Dictionary of Weather containing almost 2000 definitions of weather, forecasting, and climate terms with clear explanations and illustrative examples. This fully updated 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. With black and white photos and satellite images to show weather systems, as well as recommended websites for further reading, this reference work is the most comprehensive of its kind. 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. An essential reference for meteorology and geography students, at school or university, as well as amateur meteorologists, general readers, and all those obsessed with the weather.

About the Author

Storm Dunlop is an experienced writer on meteorology and astronomy. He is a Fellow of both the Royal Astronomical Society and the Royal Meteorological Society, and the photographic editor of the journal, Weather. He is also past president of the British Astronomical Association and has given many lectures and talks on all aspects of meteorology and astronomy.

Table of Contents

The Dictionary A-Z


Appendices


A. Weather Records


B. Conversion Tables


C. British Climate Data


D. World Climate Data


Further references


Product Details

ISBN:
9780199541447
Author:
Dunlop, Storm
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Storm
Subject:
Weather
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Meteorology & Climatology
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Atmospheric Science
Subject:
Nature Studies-General
Series:
Oxford Paperback Reference
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Line drawings and 15 black and white pho
Pages:
330
Dimensions:
5 x 7.7 x 0.7 in 0.538 lb

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