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Title:
The encyclopedia of weather and climate change : a complete visual guide
Author:
Fry, Juliane L. (Juliane Loraine)
Publication Information:
Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, [2010]

©2010
Physical Description:
512 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
Summary:
Go beyond simple definitions to explore where weather comes from and the roles played by oceans and water cycles. Learn about related phenomena such as the shaping of landforms, the creation of biological provinces, and the lasting ramifications of climate change.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Engine. What is weather? ; Air in motion ; Ocean weather -- Action. Water ; Clouds ; Precipitation ; Optical effects -- Extremes. Thunderstorms ; Tornadoes ; Hurricanes ; Floods ; Extreme frontal systems ; Droughts and heat waves ; Record-breaking weather -- Watching. Studying weather ; Tracking weather -- Climate. What is climate? ; Regional climate guide -- Change. History of climate change ; Natural patterns ; Changing climate ; Threat to life ; Reversing the trend ; Tomorrow's forecast.
ISBN:
9780520261013
Format :
Book