The AMS Weather Book

The Ultimate Guide to America's Weather

Author: Jack Williams

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1935704559

Category: Science

Page: 368

View: 809

America has one of the most varied and dynamic weather systems in the world. Every year, the Gulf Coast is battered by hurricanes, the Great Plains are ravaged by tornados, the Midwest is pummeled by blizzards, and the temperature in the Southwest reaches a sweltering 120 degrees. Extreme weather can be a matter of life and death, but even when it is pleasant—72 degrees and sunny—weather is still central to the lives of all Americans. Indeed, it’s hard to imagine a topic of greater collective interest. Whether we want to know if we should close the storm shutters or just carry an umbrella to work, we turn to forecasts. But few of us really understand the science behind them. All that changes with The AMS Weather Book. The most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to our weather and our atmosphere, it is the ultimate resource for anyone who wants to understand how hurricanes form, why tornados twirl, or even why the sky is cerulean blue. Written by esteemed science journalist and former USA Today weather editor Jack Williams, The AMS Weather Book covers everything from daily weather patterns to air pollution and global warming and explores the stories of people coping with severe weather and those who devote their lives to understanding the atmosphere, oceans, and climate. Words alone, of course, are not adequate to explain many meteorological concepts, so The AMS Weather Book is filled with engaging full-color graphics that explain such concepts as why winds blow in a particular direction, how Doppler weather radar works, what happens inside hurricanes, how clouds create wind and snow, and what’s really affecting the earth’s climate. For Weather Channel junkies, amateur meteorologists, and storm chasers alike, The AMS Weather Book is an invaluable tool for anyone who wants to better understand how weather works and how it affects our lives.
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Meteorology Today

Author: C. Donald Ahrens,Robert Henson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305480627

Category: Science

Page: 656

View: 4836

METEOROLOGY TODAY, 11th Edition combines market-leading content in weather, climate, and earth science with the interactive learning experience you expect from Cengage Learning. Grounded in the scientific method, this student-friendly and highly visual text shows you how to observe, calculate, and synthesize information as a budding scientist, systematically analyzing meteorological concepts and issues. Specific discussions center on severe weather systems, such as tornadoes, thunderstorms, and hurricanes, as well as everyday elements, such as wind, precipitation, condensation, masses and fronts, and the seasons. Events and issues dominating today's news cycles also receive thorough attention, and include analysis of Superstorm Sandy, the Oklahoma tornadoes, and recent findings from the US National Climate Assessment and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. METEOROLOGY TODAY, 11th Edition is a dynamic learning tool packed with self-testing features such as end-of-chapter summaries, key terms, review questions, exercises and problems, live animations, web links, and more. Whether you choose a bound book or interactive eBook, METEOROLOGY TODAY, 11th Edition takes your learning to atmospheric heights! Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Essentials of Meteorology: An Invitation to the Atmosphere

Author: C. Donald Ahrens

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0840049331

Category: Science

Page: 528

View: 4257

This updated and enhanced sixth edition of ESSENTIALS OF METEOROLOGY is written by the widely read and authoritative author in introductory meteorology--Donald Ahrens. Ahrens’s ability to explain relatively complicated ideas in a student-friendly, manageable fashion allows even non-science students to visualize the principles of meteorology. ESSENTIALS OF METEOROLOGY, Sixth Edition, is completely updated with over 250 new images and figures and the latest research and coverage. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Guide to Weather Forecasting

All the Information You'll Need to Make Your Own Weather Forecast

Author: Storm Dunlop

Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 8062

Describes weather forecasting, including how different phenomena develop, how geography produces local weather patterns, and ways to make a forecast at home.
Posted in Nature

Guide for Using the Magic School Bus (R) Inside a Hurricane in the Classroom (New)

Author: Greg Young,Joanna Cole

Publisher: Teacher Created Resources

ISBN: 1576900894

Category: Education

Page: 48

View: 5879

Count on Ms. Frizzle to teach anything but an ordinary lesson on meteorology. Flying through the clouds in the Magic School Bus, Ms. Frizzle's class experiences a hurricane and a tornado. During their thrilling ride through the sky, Arnold gets lost. Will the Friz be able to save the day this time?
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The Art of Seamanship

Evolving Skills, Exploring Oceans, and Handling Wind, Waves, and Weather

Author: Ralph Naranjo

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071791582

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 544

View: 5182

Wind, waves, weather, and water demand the practiced art of seamanship "Planning and reacting to the unanticipated are the flip sides of seamanship. This blending of pre-voyage preparedness with effective on-the-water response is learned rather than inherent--together they define the art of seamanship." -- Author RALPH NARANJO Each time a sailboat casts off its docklines the sailor enters a marine realm that demands knowledge, preparedness, vigilance, and coolheadedness--these qualities are the foundation of good seamanship. Both an art as well as a science, seamanship is also the mastery of numerous practical details, from the best choice of line for a jib sheet to an accurate assessment of the passage of a deep low-pressure system. Around-the-world sailor Ralph Naranjo--technical expert, ocean racer, former Vanderstar Chair at the U.S. Naval Academy--delivers a priceless reference for anything that comes up while on the water, sharing all the knowledge today's sailors need to "hand, reef, and steer"--an enduring reference to the collective skills of the bluewater sailor. Naranjo's vast knowledge is supported by real-life examples of sailing mishaps, sample itineraries, vibrant photos, as well as first-hand accounts and sidebars from top sailors and marine experts, including Shelia McCurdy, Chuck Hawley, Lee Chesneau, and Paul Miller, N.A. Seamanship is a dynamic art, demanding full attention from the sailor amidst a constant flow of information and knowledge. The Art of Seamanship will improve your problem-solving skills, whether daysailing around the harbor or voyaging around the world. You'll learn: The attributes of a good skipper and crew—including physical and mental agility, effective communication, and knowledge-based decision making Fine-tuning your voyaging with the seaworthiness of your boat and the capability of your crew in mind Using weather information and routing resources to lower risks and raise rewards Developing advanced boat-handling skills—including heaving-to, towing a drogue, reefing, setting storm sails, and kedging Lines, line handling, and rigging--making sure the right strings are attached, including an in-depth look at modern rope construction Anchoring--the art of staying put--with a realistic look at tackle from lunch hooks to storm anchors Sails, modern sail material, sail trim, sail handling, and hardware, from hanked-on headsails to the latest top-down furlers Navigating in the satellite age, including paper and digital chartplotting, how to best use the new equipment, plus understanding the role of celestial navigation as a fail-safe Sailboat design and dynamics, including the role of vessel structure and stability and a look at what your current boat has to offer and what to look for in a new boat Sharing crowded waters and understanding the reasons behind the "rules of the road" How to be ready for any emergency, including fire, crew overboard, a flooding bilge, or the need to abandon ship Establishing reliable communication, including VHF, AIS, SSB, satellite phones, and beacon signaling (EPIRBS, PLBS)
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Official Meeting Program

Author: Ecological Society of America. Meeting

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ecology

Page: N.A

View: 8869

Posted in Ecology

Weather Matters

An American Cultural History Since 1900

Author: Bernard Mergen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 397

View: 6682

A kaleidoscopic book that illuminates our obsession with weather--as both physical reality and evocative metaphor--focusing on the ways in which it is perceived, feared, embraced, managed, and even marketed.
Posted in History

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: N.A

View: 6660

Posted in English literature

Geologie für Dummies

Author: Alecia M. Spooner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527687483

Category: Education

Page: 376

View: 1188

Fragen Sie sich auch manchmal, warum die Erde so aussieht wie sie aussieht? Eiszeiten, Vulkanismus, Erosion, Meteoriteneinschläge - unser Planet hat in seiner Geschichte schon einiges mitgemacht. Und so vielgestaltig die Erde aussieht, so umfangreich und komplex ist auch das Thema Geologie. Aber keine Sorge, Alecia Spooner erklärt Ihnen leicht verständlich alles Wichtige, was es zum Thema Geologie zu wissen gibt: von den chemischen Grundlagen und der Bedeutung von Wind und Wasser für die Geowissenschaften bis zur Bildung und Bestimmung von Gesteinen. Sie erfahren alles Wissenswerte zu Konvektion, Plattentektonik, Mineralien, Fossilien, Erdbeben, Oberflächenprozessen, den geologischen Zeitaltern und vieles, vieles mehr. Nehmen Sie das Buch zur Hand und bringen Sie die Steine ins Rollen!
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Weather on the Air

A History of Broadcast Meteorology

Author: Robert Henson

Publisher: Amer Meteorological Society

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 241

View: 5476

The first comprehensive history of its kind, Weather on the Air explores the many forces that have shaped weather broadcasts over the years, including the long-term drive to professionalize weathercasting, the complex relations between government and private forecasters, and the effects of climate-change science and the Internet on today's broadcasts. Dozens of photos and anecdotes accompany Henson's more than two decades of research to document the evolution of weathercasts, from their primitive beginnings on the radio to the high-gloss, graphics-laden segments we watch on television every morning.
Posted in Performing Arts

Schwerwettersegeln

Author: Kaines Adlard Coles,Peter Bruce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783768831789

Category:

Page: 375

View: 7953

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Books in Print 2009-2010

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835250214

Category: Publishers' catalogs

Page: N.A

View: 2048

Posted in Publishers' catalogs

Schwere Wetter

Roman

Author: Bruce Sterling

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641134307

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8512

Im Auge des Sturms Treibhausgase und Luftverschmutzung haben die Atmosphäre unseres Planeten ruiniert. Jetzt ist das Wetter unberechenbar geworden, heftige Stürme fegen über das Land und hinterlassen nichts als eine Spur der Verwüstung. Alex Unger, ein junger Mann mit schwerwiegenden gesundheitlichen Problemen, wird von seiner Schwester Janey aus einer Klinik in Mexico geholt. Er begleitet sie zurück in die USA, wo Janey und ihre Freunde, die sogenannten Storm Troopers, sich darum kümmern, die Stürme zu klassifizieren und ihre Zerstörungen zu dokumentieren. Und das ist alles andere als ungefährlich ...
Posted in Fiction

Professional careers sourcebook

an information guide for career planning

Author: Kathleen M. Savage,Charity Anne Dorgan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780810349018

Category: Vocational guidance

Page: 1049

View: 5872

Provides a comprehensive overview of the literature and professional organizations that aid career planning and related research for 111 careers requiring college degrees or specialized education.
Posted in Vocational guidance

Fluid- und Thermodynamik

Eine Einführung

Author: Kolumban Hutter

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642558046

Category: Science

Page: 454

View: 505

Posted in Science

Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 1363

Posted in American literature

Handbook of applied meteorology

Author: David D. Houghton

Publisher: Wiley-Interscience

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 1461

View: 5783

This handbook presents, for the first time, an authoritative, comprehensive reference on meteorological knowledge and technology. Designed for professionals and technicians outside the meteorological profession, this broad-ranging book offers general guidelines for those who need information on the effects of weather, e.g., on heating requirements and structural strength. Discusses the importance of meteorology in engineering and science as well as its general importance in society.
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Die Enzyklopädie der Erde

Author: Michael Allaby,Barbara Knesl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866900660

Category:

Page: 608

View: 2861

Nachschlagewerk; Erdgeschichte; Erde; Planet.
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