Download A Student Guide to Climate and Weather 5 volumes by Angus M. Gunn PDF

By Angus M. Gunn

This entire reference explains in transparent phrases what we all know approximately climate, from the standard to the intense. A scholar advisor to weather and climate introduces scholars and different readers to the dynamic paintings of meteorologists and climatologists, particularly their efforts to mitigate the effect of climate occasions and weather swap on humans and the environment.The 5 separate volumes of A scholar consultant to weather and climate specialise in climate extremes; air plenty and climate styles; cyclones, hurricanes, and tornadoes; weather swap; and the Earth and the solar. each one quantity combines a wealth of medical information, dramatic ancient occasions, and the newest principles and strategies from the worlds of meteorology and climatology. What did we examine from the dirt Bowl? What are the results of Arctic melting? How will we guard towns close to oceans from emerging sea degrees? those and different the most important questions are explored during this cornerstone reference.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Student Guide to Climate and Weather 5 volumes PDF

Similar climatology books

The Discovery of Global Warming (New Histories of Science, Technology, and Medicine)

In 2001 a panel representing nearly all of the world's governments and weather scientists introduced they had reached a consensus: the realm was once warming at a expense with out precedent in the course of no less than the final ten millennia, and that warming was once because of the accumulation of greenhouse gases from human task.

Climates and Weather Explained

Climates and climate defined integrates climatology and meteorology to offer a finished advent to the research of the ambience. transparent motives of easy rules, thoughts and tactics are supported by way of a wealth of hugely informative illustrations and an array of case reviews. The authors of this leading edge textbook/CD package deal provide priceless new insights into topical environmental issues together with weather switch, international warming, dangers, sustainable inhabitants, environmental degradation, agriculture and drought.

Cloud Optics

Clouds have an effect on the weather of the Earth, and they're an incredible think about the elements. consequently, their radiative houses needs to be understood in nice aspect. This publication summarizes present wisdom on cloud optical houses, for instance their skill to soak up, transmit, and replicate mild, which depends upon the clouds’ geometrical and microphysical features equivalent to sizes of droplets and crystals, their shapes, and constructions.

The Asian Monsoon

Satellite tv for pc observations and computing know-how have complex our knowing of the monsoon weather tremendously within the final twenty years. the writer presents an replace of the data received over this era, providing the fashionable morphology and the actual rules of monsoon weather edition on all time scales starting from intraseasonal to tectonic time scales.

Extra resources for A Student Guide to Climate and Weather 5 volumes

Sample text

A thin film of dust lay across the shelves. People experienced electric shocks every time they touched anything that was metal, just as happens today in dry hot locations. Kansas experienced more damage than most states. From such states as Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Kansas hundreds of thousands of people migrated westward in the wake of the destruction A dust storm on the Great Plains overwhelms farmhouses during the Dust Bowl years of the 1930s. (NOAA) 4 26 Weather Extremes caused by the Dust Bowl.

They passed on the pestilence to rats, and when the rats died, the fleas passed on the disease to humans. In 1347 a ship arrived in Italy with everyone aboard dead. The last to die apparently was able to get the ship into port before he passed away. Very little was understood at that time about contagious diseases, so all the port authorities could do was take the ship out to sea and sink it, but by then it was too late to stop the spread of the disease. The new pestilence was named the Black Death because those affected by it developed black boils all over their bodies after infection, caused by dried blood accumulating under the skin.

Most were drowned. Where homes remained in place, people climbed onto the roofs, hoping that they could stay above the final water level. All telephone and radio communications were cut off. There were individual rescue operations taking place. Villagers in boats looked for victims and brought them to higher land. After the disaster a new and comprehensive plan was initiated to protect the areas of high-density population around the Rhine estuary. A network of barrier dams was built to seal off most of the large sea inlets.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.33 of 5 – based on 16 votes