Guide to Weather Forecasting
Description:Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Firefly Books (Jan 17 2008)
A concise guide to weather systems and weather forecasting.
Weather affects everyone, and Guide to Weather Forecasting covers every aspect involved in making a forecast. Storm Dunlop provides detailed information and expert explanations on a fascinating topic, covering:
What causes the weather
Understanding weather systems and how they change
Recognizing clouds and sky appearance
Weather conditions such as depressions, anticyclones, lows and highs, wind systems and wind direction, dew point, humidity levels, visibility, frost and snow
Weather events such as hurricanes and tornadoes, thunderstorms, fog and hail
Extreme weather and climate change
Natural events that affect the weather
Optical effects such as rainbows, halos and mirages.
The full range of forecasting is covered, from professional forecasts and charts to satellite images and weather watching, including 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 weather forecaster.
About the Author
Storm Dunlop is a well-known authority on meteorology. He is the author of Practical Astronomy.