Synopses & Reviews
What does it mean when there is a corona around the moon? How do you tell the difference between stratocumulus and nimbostratus clouds? THE WEATHER IDENTIFICATION HANDBOOK is an essential guide to the many different types of phenomena that may be observed, and also gives brief details of the weather that may be expected. The following topics are covered in a reader-friendly format:
Ø Cloud classification
Ø How to identify different cloud types and how they relate to forthcoming weather
Ø How clouds are formed
Ø Optical phenomena
Ø Severe weather
Ø Weather systems
Ø Satellite images and weather maps
Full of beautiful color photographs and diagrams, THE WEATHER IDENTIFICATION HANDBOOK is essential for the outdoor photographer, adventurer, or meteorological enthusiast. It is also perfect for any parent whose child asks the proverbial question, "Why is the sky blue?"
Comprehensive advice on understanding and predicting weather patterns
What does it mean when there is a corona around the moon? How do you tell the difference between stratocumulus and nimbostratus clouds? The Weather Identification Handbook is designed to provide not only a comprehensive introduction to various phenomena but also the information that makes weather forecasting possible. Here, the weather is divided into easy-to-follow sections: cloud classification; how to identify different cloud types and how they relate to forthcoming weather; how clouds are formed; optical phenomena; precipitation; wind; severe weather; weather systems; satellite images and weather maps.
Full of beautiful color photographs and diagrams, this book is essential for the outdoor photographer, adventurer, or meteorological enthusiast.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 186-187) and index.
About the Author
STORM DUNLOP is a translator, editor, lecturer, and author of many books including Astronomy: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Night Sky and The Oxford Dictionary of Weather. He is Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and the Royal Meteorological Society.