Encyclopedia of Weather and Climate

Encyclopedia of Weather and Climate


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The scientific disciplines of climatology and meteorology have evolved in sophistication from guesswork, superstition, and reading signs in the sky to the development of contemporary forecasting techniques. Encyclopedia of Weather and Climate impressively presents this knowledge as a two-volume reference that will serve as a definitive resource. The encyclopedia features 4,000 cross-referenced entries that discuss, among other things, the processes that produce weather; the circulation of the atmosphere that creates the world's climates; a classification of climates; important scientific concepts; the history of ideas underlying atmospheric sciences; biographies of those who have made significant contributions; and particular weather events.

Complemented by nearly 300 maps, charts, designs of specific weather- and climate-related conditions, and photographs of notable scientists. The encyclopedia also includes five helpful appendixes -- a chronology of disasters, a chronology of discoveries in the atmospheric sciences, the geologic time scale, tornadoes of the past, and weather-related websites -- as well as an extensive bibliography and an index. Encyclopedia of Weather and Climate is an indispensable resource for students and scientists who need literate, comprehensive information on the crucial language of climatology and meteorology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816040711
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/28/2001
Series: Science Encyclopedia Series
Pages: 768
Product dimensions: 8.72(w) x 11.34(h) x 2.33(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

List of Entries1
Bibliography and Further Reading651
I.Chronology of Disasters655
II.Chronology of Discovery659
III.The Geological Time Scale663
IV.Tornadoes of the Past665

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