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Watching the World's Weather

Watching the World's Weather

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  • Date Published: March 1991
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521343428

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  • What are hurricanes fuelled by? How are rainfall levels predicted? Can weather forecasts be more accurate? How can we get direct evidence of the dynamics of our atmosphere? Weather satellites have totally altered our perspective of the weather. They have transformed the science of meteorology, weather forecasting and the study of the global climate. This book sets these developments in the context of the essential physics of the weather and reviews the historical development of satellite meteorology. The complexities of the global weather machine on every scale are revealed through spectacular images of satellite photography. At a time of growing concern about the impact of pollution on the global climate, weather satellites will play an increasingly crucial role in monitoring how changes such as the ozone hole and global warming will affect the world's climate. Anyone who is interested in how the weather works now and in the future should buy this book.

    • A succinct introduction
    • Anyone interested in how the weather works now or in the future should buy this book
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    '… we meteorologists particularly must applaud the finished product as a significant contribution to popularising a central part of our science.' Physics World

    '… optimistic, attractive and well-illustrated' New Scientist

    'Watching the World's Weather is certainly informative, and honest about the limitations of satellite data as well as the undoubted benefits. The occasionally rather dry prose is leavened by the inclusion of some spectacular satellite pictures of storms and hurricanes. The satellite image on the television screen will never seem quite the same again.' Nature

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 1991
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521343428
    • length: 208 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 197 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.71kg
    • contains: 65 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. The global weather machine
    2. The development of satellite meteorology
    3. Satellite instrumentation
    4. Data handling
    Interpreting satellite images
    5. The structure of the atmosphere
    6. Measuring rainfall
    7. Measuring the surface of the land
    8. Measuring the ocean
    9. Snow and ice
    10. Better weather forecasting
    11. Climatic change
    12. The future
    Appendix 1
    Glossary
    Annotated bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    William James Burroughs

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