Dictionary of Weather

Dictionary of Weather

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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 source for meteorology and geography students, whether at school or university, and amateur meteorologists.show more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 126.7 x 196.1 x 19.1mm | 268.73g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 8pp plates, line drawings, tables, references
  • 0192800639
  • 9780192800633

Table of contents

THE DICTIONARY A-Z; APPENDICES; A. Weather Records; B. Conversion Tables; C. British Climate Data; D. World Climate Data; FURTHER REFERENCESshow more

About Storm Dunlop

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 given many 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).show more

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