A Dictionary of Weather by Storm Dunlop

A Dictionary of Weather

byStorm Dunlop

Paperback | September 14, 2008

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An authoritative and wide-ranging new edition of A Dictionary of Weather containing almost 2,000 entries on all areas of the subject. Provides clear definitions and illustrative examples of terminology taken from meteorology, forecasting, and climatology. Revised and fully updated, thisedition includes 300 new and revised entries, such as A-Train, Pineapple Express, and Watermelon snow, and added feature entries highlighting actual occurrences of extreme weather, including the Indian Ocean Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. Generously illustrated, and containting recommended websitesfor further reading, this reference work is thoroughly comprehensible. Find out where and when the world's largest hailstone fell or where the highest temperature was recorded using the list of weather records, and check climate data for different weather types from around the world. Key terms from the related fields of oceanography, hydrology, and climatology are alsocovered as well as biographical information on important people in the development of meteorology. Arranged in A-Z format, it is a unique dictionary and an essential reference source for meteorology and geography students, whether at school or university, as well as for amateur meteorologists andthe general reader.

About The Author

Storm Dunlop is an experienced writer on meteorology and astronomy. He is a Fellow of both the Royal Astronomical Society and the Royal Meteorological Society, and the photographic editor of the journal, Weather. He is also past president of the British Astronomical Association and has given many lectures and talks on all aspects of m...

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Title:A Dictionary of WeatherFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.71 inPublished:September 14, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199541442

ISBN - 13:9780199541447

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ForewardPrefaceAcknowledgementsList of PlatesThe DictionaryAppendicesA. Weather RecordsB. British Climate DataC. World Climate DataD. Conversion TablesFurther Reference

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`a welcome and important contribution, especially suitable for amateur meteorologists'Weather