A Student Guide to Climate and Weather, 1st Edition

  • Angus M. Gunn
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  • ISBN-10: 031335569X
  • ISBN-13: 9780313355691
  • DDC: 551.5
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 2500 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released September 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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From shocking events like Hurricane Katrina in 2005 to the devastating tornadoes, droughts, and floods that occur every year in various corners of the globe, we are constantly reminded just how much we are affected by weather and climate conditions. Now more than ever, understanding the weather -- and working to counter its more destructive outbreaks -- is essential to our lives.

This comprehensive reference explains in clear terms what we know about weather, from the everyday to the extreme. A Student Guide to Climate and Weather introduces students and other interested readers to the dynamic work of meteorologists and climatologists, specifically their efforts to mitigate the impact of weather events and climate change on people and the environment.

The five separate volumes of A Student Guide to Climate and Weather focus on: weather extremes; air masses and weather patterns; cyclones, hurricanes, and tornadoes; climate change; and the Earth and the sun. Each volume combines a wealth of scientific data, dramatic historical events, and the latest ideas and methods from the worlds of meteorology and climatology. What did we learn from the Dust Bowl? What are the consequences of Arctic melting? How do we protect cities near oceans from rising sea levels? These and other crucial questions are explored in this cornerstone reference.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: CHAPTER 1 The Great Ice Age and Volcanoes.
2: CHAPTER 2 The Little Ice Age.
3: CHAPTER 3 Weather and Warfare.
4: CHAPTER 4 The Dust Bowl of the 1930s.
5: CHAPTER 5 Weather and Floods.
6: CHAPTER 6 The Kenyan Drought of 1998.
7: CHAPTER 7 France in the Summer of 2003.
8: CHAPTER 8 Arctic Meltdown of Sea Ice.
9: CHAPTER 9 Kivalina.
10: CHAPTER 10 Volume One Review.
About the Author.