The MET Office Pocket Cloud Book: How to Understand the Skies

The MET Office Pocket Cloud Book: How to Understand the Skies

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By (author) Richard Hamblyn

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  • Publisher: DAVID & CHARLES
  • Format: Hardback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 106mm x 140mm x 14mm | 178g
  • Publication date: 28 May 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Newton Abbot
  • ISBN 10: 0715337610
  • ISBN 13: 9780715337615
  • Illustrations note: 200 colour photographs
  • Sales rank: 63,692

Product description

If you enjoy watching clouds and want to know more about cloud types and what they mean then this practical reference guide is for you. Beautifully illustrated with lovely images from the Met Office, this handy pocket-sized book provides you with all the information you need to identify different kinds of clouds and the kind of weather that may be on its way. Full of useful information, this book provides: * quick reference pages for rapid identification; * a cloud classification chart and a guide to the unique cloud identification system; * clear informative explanations from weather experts; * a simple, easy-to-understand progression from low clouds to high stratus clouds, as well as covering unusual cloud phenomena; * a detailed introduction on the history of cloud classification and an introduction to the three principle cloud forms, with clear explanations of the atmospheric processes that create them. This is an invaluable companion for the casual cloud-spotter and for all those fascinated by the variety and beauty of clouds and cloud names. Take it with you on walks and have it handy in the garden so that you can enjoy sky-gazing every day. This book is the ideal daytime partner for our book on the night sky - The Star Book by Peter Grego.

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Author information

Dr Richard Hamblyn is a post-doctoral research fellow at Nottingham University, England, and is the author of prrevious D&C titles The Cloud Book and Extraordinary Clouds. He lives in London.

Table of contents

Introduction; The Classification System & its History; Glossary; Low Clouds; Medium Clouds; High Clouds; Special Clouds and Other Phenomena; Clouds and Climate Change; Quick Cloud Identifier; Acknowledgments; Index.