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Published: 11 October 2008

330 Pages | Line drawings & 15 black & white photographs

5-1/8 x 7-3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199541447

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A Dictionary of Weather

Second Edition

Storm Dunlop

Oxford Quick Reference

  • Almost 2000 definitions of terms from meteorology and from the related fields of oceanography, hydrology, climatology, astronomy, geomagnetism, and geology
  • Over 300 new and revised entries such as A-Train, Pineapple Express, Watermelon snow, and Whumph
  • Feature entries describe examples of extreme weather--such as the Indian Ocean Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina--and discuss key issues, e.g. global warming
  • Short biographies of key people in the development of meteorology, such as Sir Francis Beaufort
  • Maps and diagrams throughout, plus black and white satellite images to show weather systems and photos to illustrate the main cloud types
  • Detailed appendices include weather records and climate data from around the world, further reading, and a list of relevant websites

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