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Title:
A dictionary of weather
Author:
Dunlop, Storm.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Physical Description:
266 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780192800633
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

A new authoritative and comprehensive dictionary of weather, forecasting, and climate terms with illustrative examples of specific events and extremes. Find out where and when the world's largest hailstone fell or where the highest temperature was recorded using the list of weather records,and check climate data for different weather types from around the world. Key terms from the related fields of oceanography, hydrology, and climatology are also covered as well as biographical information on important people in the development of meteorology. This is an essential reference sourcefor meteorology and geography students, whether at school or university, and amateur meteorologists.


Author Notes

Storm Dunlop is an experienced writer on meteorology and astronomy. He is a Fellow of both the Royal Astronomical Society and the Royal Meteorological Society, and the photographic editor of the journal, Weather. He is also past president of the British Astronomical Association and has givenmany lectures and talks on all aspects of meteorology and astronomy. His previous works include Hamlyn Guide to Weather Forecasting (1982), Amateur Astronomy (1984), Atlas of the Night Sky (1984), Pocket Guide to Weather and Forecasting (1998), and Collins Gem Weather (1999).


Table of Contents

The Dictionary A-Z
Appendices
Weather Records
Conversion Tables
British Climate Data
World Climate Data
Further references

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