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Weather For Dummies


Weather For Dummies


2. Aufl.

von: John D. Cox

17,99 €

Verlag: Wiley
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 26.07.2021
ISBN/EAN: 9781119811015
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 400

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<p><b>What in the world is going on up there? </b></p> <p>Look up! It’s a bird; it’s a plane; it’s a Polar mesospheric cloud! When you look to the sky, do you wonder why the Sun is so bright or why the clouds are white or why the sky is blue? Then, <i>Weather For Dummies</i> is your resource to fuel your curiosity about the weather. It takes you on an exciting journey through the Earth's atmosphere and the ways it behaves. You’ll get an overview of rain, Sun, clouds, storms and other phenomena.  </p> <p>With helpful photographs and illustrations, you can easily visualize different weather types and relate them into the world around you. The scientific words and phrases are explained in detail (what is barometric pressure?), your curious questions are answered (why do we have seasons?), and the roots of weather myths, proverbs, and sayings are revealed (“early thunder, early spring”).  </p> <ul> <li>Discover how weather forecasts are made, and what constitutes a weather emergency </li> <li>Find out what causes change in weather, such as how air pressure drives winds </li> <li>Learn how climate change is affecting today’s weather </li> <li>Discover how light plays tricks on our eyes to create effects like rainbows, sun dogs, and halos </li> <li>Have fun with at-home weather experiments, including setting up your own weather station </li> </ul> <p>Perfect for any weather amateur, you can have your head in the clouds while your feet are on the ground. Next time you’re outside, take <i>Weather For Dummies</i> along with you, look at the sky, and discover something new about the environment you live in.   </p>
<p>Introduction 1</p> <p><b>Part 1: What’s Going On Up There?</b><b> 5</b></p> <p>Chapter 1: What in the World Is Weather? 7</p> <p>Chapter 2: Forecasts and Forecasting 13</p> <p>Chapter 3: Behind the Air Wars 35</p> <p>Chapter 4: Land, Sea, and Precipitation: Is This Any Way to Run a Planet? 59</p> <p><b>Part 2: Braving the Elements</b><b> 77</b></p> <p>Chapter 5: Blowing in the Winds 79</p> <p>Chapter 6: Getting Cirrus 101</p> <p>Chapter 7: The Greatest Storms on Earth 123</p> <p><b>Part 3: Some Seasonable Explanations</b><b> 145</b></p> <p>Chapter 8: The Ways of Winter 147</p> <p>Chapter 9: Twists and Turns of Spring 177</p> <p>Chapter 10: Extremely Summer 209</p> <p>Chapter 11: Falling for Autumn 231</p> <p><b>Part 4: The Long Run</b><b> 239</b></p> <p>Chapter 12: Climate Is What You Expect; Weather Is What You Get 241</p> <p>Chapter 13: Weathering Our Changing Atmosphere 265</p> <p>Chapter 14: Taking Care of the Air 277</p> <p><b>Part 5: The Special Effects</b><b> 293</b></p> <p>Chapter 15: Up in the Sky! Look! 295</p> <p>Chapter 16: Tools of the Trade 311</p> <p>Chapter 17: Try This at Home 327</p> <p><b>Part 6: The Part of Tens</b><b> 337</b></p> <p>Chapter 18: Ten (or So) Most Deadly World Weather Disasters 339</p> <p>Chapter 19: Ten Weatherwise Critters 345</p> <p>Chapter 20: Ten Grand Old Weather Proverbs 351</p> <p>Appendix: Internet Resource Directory 357</p> <p>Index 365</p>
<p><b>John D. Cox</b> is a professional science writer. He studied biological and physical sciences at Harvard and MIT as a fellow of the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program at MIT.</p>
<p><b>Get your head in the clouds!</b></p> <p>Imagine a swirling, twirling soup of wind and water, heated by the Sun and charged by carbon, ozone, and other elements. Earth’s atmosphere is spectacular, and it’s responsible for both the Instagram-worthy sunset outside your window and the globetrotting weather systems that shape cultures. <i>Weather For Dummies</i> will dazzle you as you journey over land and sea, learning the science behind storms and seasons, clouds, and climate change. Spark your imagination and spruce up your small talk with this fun, illustrated reference. <p><b>Inside…</b> <ul><b><li>Waves, tides, and storms</li> <li>New climate expectations</li> <li>Rainbows, sun dogs, and auroras</li> <li>Identifying the types of clouds</li> <li>Weather forecasting and radar</li> <li>Seasons and El Niño cycles</li> <li>The jet streams and tradewinds—explained</li></b></ul>

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