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Published: 26 January 2017

176 Pages | 23 black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780199571314

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Weather: A Very Short Introduction

Storm Dunlop

Very Short Introductions

  • Provides an introduction to what we understand as 'weather' and how it relates to 'climate'
  • Covers the basic features and properties of the atmosphere, such as the ozone layer and greenhouse effect, and explains how they affect the weather experienced on the ground
  • Explores the global patterns of temperature and pressure which give rise to the major wind systems and oceanic currents, and the significance of these for global weather
  • Describes how weather observations are made, and the development of weather forecasting
  • Looks at examples of extreme weather and the threat tornadoes, tropical cyclones, and violent thunderstorm systems pose
  • Part of the Very Short introductions series - over seven million copies sold worldwide