eBook UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters, 2nd Edition

  • Editor: Amy Hackney Blackwell
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  • ISBN-10: 1410332896
  • ISBN-13: 9781410332899
  • DDC: 551.503
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 888 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2008
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released January 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016
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About

Overview

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters, Second Edition, is a revision and update of the 2008 edition that presents comprehensive, up-to-date information on weather and climate basics, weather conditions and phenomena, natural disasters, forecasting, and human influences on weather and climate. Approximately 300 entries, arranged alphabetically across a five volume set, introduce students to the science behind the topics in clear, nontechnical language. The title presents topics relevant in the science classroom and also looks at societal, political, and technological aspects of weather, climate, and natural disasters, including tornadoes, volcanoes, floods, earthquakes, and tsunamis. Features include approximately 280 full-color photos, illustrations, and maps; "Words to Know" and sidebars with interesting facts in each entry; suggested experiments; and a cumulative index. Primary audience is students and educators in middle schools.

Features and Benefits

  • As Earth's weather and climate reality evolves, students will need up to date, easy to understand information on the topic.
  • Meets the needs of middle school students for more information than the many small topical weather books by elementary publishers provide, at a more accessible level than those aimed at high school students and beyond.
  • Explores weather, climate, and natural disaster topics relevant in the science classroom and also looks at the societal, political, and technological aspects of the topics, providing a cross-disciplinary view of the issues.
  • Hands-on experiments in some entries and front matter encourage students to go beyond memorization of factual data and utilize evidence-based reasoning to come to conclusions.

What's New

  • Complicated structure of the previous edition will be simplified in this alphabetically arranged, encyclopedia-style edition, which will present many topics in 300 short, easy-to-digest entries.
  • Material from previous edition has been updated to include more recent events, including natural disasters such as the Haiti Earthquake (2010), Japanese Tsunami (2011), Typhoon Haiyan (2013), and the Yarnell Hill Wildfire (2013).
  • Updated experiments and research and activity ideas for students and teachers have been added.
  • New images, tables, charts, and graphs have been included to go with updated text.

Contributors

Contributors

  • Amy Hackney Blackwell

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 141033290X | ISBN-13: 9781410332905

Reviews

“Outstanding ancillary materials complement the smart choices of entries in these five volumes to produce a first-rate encyclopedia set covering meteorology and the effects of weather on living systems.”

— American Reference Books Annual

“This set would be a welcome addition to public or middle-school libraries.”

— Booklist

Table of Contents

Acid Rain.
Adiabatic Heating and Cooling.
Aftershock.
Air Mass.
Air Pollution.
Air Pressure.
Air Quality.
Air Stability.
Alpine Climate.
Amateur Weather Forecasting.
Anemometer.
Anticyclone.
Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors.
Atmosphere.
Aurora.
Avalanche.
Avalanche Forecasting.
Avalanche Safety.
Avalanche, Mount Huascaran, Peru, 1962.
Avalanches, Historic.
Banner Cloud.
Barometer.
Blizzard.
Blizzard Forecasting.
Blizzard Safety.
Blizzards, Historic.
Carbon Cycle.
Carbon Dioxide.
Carbon Sequestration.
Chinook.
Clean Air Act (U.S.).
Climate.
Climate Change.
Climate History.
Climate Model.
Climate Types.
Climatology.
Cloud.
Cloud Seeding.
Cloud Sequences and Forecasting.
Cloud Species.
Cloud Types.
Coastal Resilience.
Cold Illness and Injury.
Condensation.
Conduction.
Continental Climate.
Continental Drift.
Contrail.
Convection.
Convection Cell.
Convergence and Divergence.
Coriolis Effect.
Corona.
Cyclone.
Desert.
Desertification.
Deserts and Weather.
Dew.
Dew Point.
Diffraction.
Disaster Preparedness.
Displaced Persons.
Doppler Radar.
Downburst.
Drizzle.
Drought.
Dust Bowl.
Dust Devil.
Dust Storm/Sandstorm.
Earthquake.
Earthquake and Tsunami, Tohuku, Japan, 2011.
Earthquake Forecasting.
Earthquake Safety.
Earthquake Zone.
Earthquake, Haiti, 2010.
Earthquake, San Francisco, California, 1906.
Earthquakes, Historic.
Earth's History.
Earth's Orbit.
Earth's Structure.
Ecosystems and Natural Disasters.
El Nino.
El Nino Forecasting.
El Nino, Historic.
Emissions.
Epicenter.
Erosion.
Evacuation.
Extratropical Cyclone.
Extreme Weather.
Fault.
Firestorm.
Flash Flood.
Flood.
Flood Forecasting.
Flood Prevention.
Flood Safety.
Flood, Mississippi, 1927.
Floods, Historic.
Foehn.
Fog.
Forecasting from Nature.
Fossil Fuel.
Freezing Rain.
Front.
Frost.
Funnel Cloud.
Geologic Map.
Geology.
Glacier.
Global Pressure Patterns.
Global Warming.
Glory.
Greenhouse Effect.
Groundwater.
Gulf Stream.
Hail.
Halo.
Haze.
Heat.
Heat Illness and Injury.
Heat Wave.
Hot Spot.
Humid Subtropical Climate.
Humidity.
Hurricane.
Hurricane Forecasting.
Hurricane Katrina, 2005.
Hurricane Naming.
Hurricane Ranking.
Hurricane Safety.
Hurricanes, Historic.
Hydrology.
Hygrometer.
Ice Age.
Ice Sheet.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ).
Jet Stream.
Katabatic Wind.
Kinetic Energy.
La Nina.
Land and Weather.
Landslide.
Landslide Forecasting.
Landslide Safety.
Landslide, Frank, Alberta, Canada, 1903.
Landslides, Historic.
Latitude.
Lenticular Cloud.
Levee.
Light.
Lightning.
Magma and Lava.
Magnitude Scales.
Mammatus Cloud.
Marine Climate.
Mass Extinction.
Mediterranean Climate.
Mesoscale Convective Complex.
Meteorology.
Mirage.
Monsoon.
Moon.
Mountain Formation.
Mountain Weather.
Natural Disaster.
Natural Disasters and Diseases.
NEXRAD (Next-Generation Radar).
Nitrogen Cycle.
Nor'easter.
Ocean Acidification.
Ocean Currents.
Oceanography.
Oceans and Climate Change.
Oceans and Weather.
Oxygen.
Ozone Layer.
Paleoclimatology.
Pileus Cloud.
Plants and Climate.
Plate Tectonics.
Polar Regions.
Power in the Air and Ground.
Precipitation.
Pressure System.
Radar.
Rain.
Rain Forest.
Rain Gauge.
Rain Shadow.
Rainbow.
Raindrop.
Reflection.
Refraction.
Ring of Fire.
Santa Ana Winds.
Satellite.
Savanna Climate.
Sea and Land Breezes.
Sea Level.
Season.
Seismic Wave.
Seismology.
Severe Weather.
Sinkhole.
Sleet.
Smog.
Snow.
Snowflake.
Spectrum.
Squall Line.
Steppe.
Storm.
Storm Surge.
Stratigraphy.
Subduction Zone.
Subsidence.
Sun.
Sun Dog.
Sunspots.
Supercell Storm.
Supervolcano.
Temperate Regions.
Temperature.
Temperature Inversion.
Thermocline.
Thunder.
Thunderstorm.
Thunderstorm Types.
Tide.
Tornado.
Tornado Safety.
Trade Winds.
Tropical Storm.
Tropics.
Tsunami.
Tsunami Forecasting.
Tsunami Safety.
Tsunami, Indian Ocean, 2004.
Tsunamis, Historic.
Tundra.
Turbulence.
Typhoon.
Typhoon Haiyan, 2013.
Typhoons, Historic.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
U.S. Forest Service.
U.S. Geological Survey.
U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
U.S. National Weather Service (NWS).
Ultraviolet Radiation.
Uplift.
Upper Air Winds.
Upwelling.
Virga.
Volcanic Cone.
Volcanic Eruption Types.
Volcanic Eruption, Mount St. Helens, 1980.
Volcanic Eruptions, Climate, and Weather.
Volcanic Eruptions, Historic.
Volcanic Eruptions, Mount Vesuvius.
Volcano.
Volcano.
Volcano Safety.
Volcanology.
Vortex.
Water.
Water Conservation.
Water Cycle.
Waterspout.
Weather.
Weather Aircraft.
Weather Alert.
Weather Balloon.
Weather Forecasting.
Weather Map.
Weather on other Planets.
Weather Satellite.
Weather Station.
Weather Symbols.
Wetlands.
Wildfire.
Wildfire Ecology.
Wildfire Fighting.
Wildfire Prevention.
Wildfire Safety.
Wildfire, Peshtigo, Wisconsin, 1871.
Wildfires, Historic.
Wind.
Wind Patterns, Global.
Wind Profiler.
Wind Shear.
Windchill.
Winds, Local.
Winter Storm.
World Meteorological Organization.