WEATHER: Discover Our Ever-Changing Weather


WEATHER: Discover Our Ever-Changing Weather

STORM DUNLOP    Book Number: 90519    Product format: Paperback

Look to the sky - is it raining? Is the sun shining? Is the landscape split by lightning? This full-colour photographic guide shares any information the meteorologist would require to understand bright and gloomy days. Celebrate the highs and lows of day and night, whether wanting to learn about the colour of the sky and precipitation, or uncover the mysteries of extreme weather such as tornadoes, floods and heatwaves. Decipher the meaning of different cloud species (which vary in shape and size) so as you cloud watch, you will spot a lenticularis, which is lens- or almond-shaped, a castellanus which has distinct turrets rising from an extended base, and a uncinus which is distinctly hooked and often without a visible head. Test your eyesight with optical illusions created by nature such as iridescence that appears in clouds near the sun (or moon) when it is lost in the glare, mirages which occur when layers of air are significantly warmer or colder with the difference in density causing light to be refracted in an abnormal manner, and haloes that occur when light is refracted through ice crystals like a thin sheet of cirrostratus clouds. Get caught in devils and whirls where a rotating column of air extends from the ground upwards in a funnel or be wary of the tropical cyclone, a large circulating storm system with extreme wind speeds of over 120 kph. The book has stunning photographs of these weather events, from a jet stream of clouds streaking the sky and a sun pillar peeking over a horizon, to a rainbow-shaded haze over a landscape, divine crepuscular rays that appear as if from god, and hoar frost that creates a blanket of crystals. This is an informative, beautiful companion to helping you understand some of nature's most dramatic scenes. Paperback, 7.9" x 5.5", colour photographs, thorough glossary, 256pp.
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ISBN 9780007841417
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