The AMS Weather Book (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
368
Utgivningsdatum
2009-06-02
Förlag
University of Chicago Press
Medarbetare
Anthes, Rick (foreword)/Abrams, Stephanie (foreword)/Anthes, Rick (foreword)/Abrams, Stephanie (foreword)
Illustrationer
140 colour plates, 70 halftones
Dimensioner
285 x 171 x 25 mm
Vikt
1292 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780226898988
The AMS Weather Book (inbunden)

The AMS Weather Book

The Ultimate Guide to America's Weather

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As the monstrous and soon to be infamous Hurricane Katrina approached New Orleans, the National Weather Service issued this dire warning: 'Devastating damage expected...A most powerful hurricane with unprecedented strength...Most of the area will be uninhabitable for weeks.' Few Americans would deny the eerie accuracy of that prediction or forget the destruction wrought by that vicious storm. Extreme weather like Katrina 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. 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. 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. 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. All that will change 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. Covering everything from daily weather patterns to air pollution and global warming, "The AMS Weather Book" will help readers make sense of news about the weather, cope with threats, and learn how integral oceanic and atmospheric science are to navigating our place in the physical world. Written by esteemed science journalist and former "USA Today" weather editor Jack Williams, "The AMS Weather Book" explores not only the science behind the weather but also the stories of people coping with severe weather and those who devote their lives to understanding the atmosphere, oceans, and climate. The book's profiles and historic discussions illustrate how meteorology and the related sciences are interwoven throughout our lives. Words alone, of course, are not adequate to explain many meteorological concepts. To illustrate complex phenomena, "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.
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"I am often asked what book I would recommend to aspiring young meteorologists or climatologists. I will be spreading the word about this one. Whether for the weather enthusiast or the reader simply curious about the many faces of our everchanging atmosphere, The AMS Weather Book is a must read! Meticulously researched and beautifully written, Jack Williams's book is incredible." - Tom Skilling, WGN/Chicago Tribune Chief Meteorologist"

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Jack Williams is a former editor of the USA Today Weather Page and the author of The USA Today Weather Book. He is the public outreach coordinator for the American Meteorological Society.