Weather A-Z: A Dictionary of Weather Terms (Paperback)

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"We all like to complain about the weather, but no one wants to do anything about it."
-- Mark Twain

Knowing what it is will be a start. Some weather terms are basic and obvious.

We all know what a cloud, an iceberg or a tornado is. But do we know how tornadic wind works? How an El Ni o oscillation affects weather far away from it? Where do monsoons come from, and what is Absolute Zero, Lake Effect Snow, Sea Smoke and the Weather Bomb that hit Boston on January 29, 2022?

This dictionary of common and less-known scientific terms about weather and the phenomena resulting from weather dynamics will interest all the people fascinated by weather -- and there are many. In addition to approximately 1,000 weather terms explained and illustrated with color photographs, there are 14 large "features" that thoroughly show and explain the workings of:

  • Aurora
  • Cloudspotting for Beginners
  • El Ni o Southern Oscillation
  • Green Flash
  • Halo Phenomena
  • Jet Streams
  • Lightning
  • Monsoons
  • Nova Zemlya Effect
  • Rainbows
  • Snow
  • Tropical Cyclones, Hurricanes and Typhoons
  • Tornadoes
  • Virga.

This compact and colorful book will be a great window-side reference.

About the Author

The Royal Meteorological Society is the UK's Professional and Learned Society for weather and climate. It works to strengthen the science and raise awareness of the importance of weather and climate, support meteorological professionals and inspire enthusiasts. It plays a key role as the custodian of both the science and the profession of meteorology in the UK and has an important role to play internationally as one of the world's largest meteorological societies. The Society is owned by its membership but exists for the benefit of all. Programs of work are broad and diverse, with activities and events held for members, the general public, educators, policy and decision makers and the wider meteorological and climate community.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780228103967
ISBN-10: 0228103967
Publisher: Firefly Books
Publication Date: August 15th, 2022
Pages: 128
Language: English