An Observer's Guide to Clouds and Weather

An Observer's Guide to Clouds and Weather

A Northeastern Primer on Prediction

Book - 2014 | First edition
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"With help from Penn State experts, start at the beginning and go deep. This primer, intended for both serious enthusiasts and new meteorology students, will leave you with both refined observation skills and an understanding of the complex science behind the weather: the ingredients for making reliable predictions of your own. It is currently possible to access the weather maps, satellite photographs, and radar displays and learn forecasts up to ten days or more in advance online. Available data are generated by powerful computers that use banks of differential equations and mounds of data to make their predictions. And yet knowing what the atmosphere has in store can be a much more simple, intimate, and rewarding experience: simply look at the sky. This informative and accessible guide walks readers through the process of making weather predictions through understanding cloud types and sky formations. It connects fundamental meteorological concepts with the processes that shape weather patterns, and will make a potential expert of any dedicated student or reader." -- Publisher's description
"A basic introduction to making weather predictions through understanding cloud types and sky formations"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts : American Meteorological Society, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781935704584
Characteristics: xiii, 210 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color) ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Wyckoff, Celia
Knight, Paul


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