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Extraordinary Weather by Richard Hamblyn

Title Extraordinary Weather
Author Richard Hamblyn
Publisher David and Charles
Release 2012-02-25
Category Nature
Total Pages 146
ISBN 144635623X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An incredible collection of truly breathtaking weather phenomena from the author of The Invention of Clouds, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Produced in association with the Met Office, the world’s premier weather forecasting bureau, Extraordinary Weather unearths astonishing photographs and compelling satellite imagery that reveals the otherworldly, wayward and often ambiguous nature of the weather. From the beautiful snow rollers that can form on icy rooftops to the dramatic lightshow of volcanic lightning, these powerful images—accompanied by commentary from the award-winning Richard Hamblyn—inform and explain the science behind the most extraordinary weather phenomena ever seen. Extraordinary Weather presents a beautiful and dramatic visual exhibition of the perpetually changing sky, bringing us closer to the natural world. Discover the world’s altering climate and its affects all around us, explore weather events on a larger scale through powerful satellite imagery, and learn of unusual and out of the ordinary weather phenomena considered unbelievable until you have seen them with your own eyes. Acclaimed author Richard Hamblyn celebrates both impressive natural and man-made weather wonders from frost feathers created by rime ice to wingtip vortices formed by accelerating aircraft. The six themed chapters of the book explore storms and tempests, ice and snow, heat and drought, atmospherics, strange phenomena and man-made weather revealed through some of the most visually stunning and intriguing photographs and satellite images seen yet. Praise for The Invention of Clouds “Fascinating . . . accomplishes that rare feat of changing the reader’s perception of the world.” —The Economist “Exemplary . . . [an] entertaining and luminous history of meteorology.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Title Extreme Weather and Global Media
Author Julia Leyda
Publisher Routledge
Release 2015-06-05
Category Social Science
Total Pages 230
ISBN 1317630300
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the two decades bracketing the turn of the millennium, large-scale weather disasters have been inevitably constructed as media events. As such, they challenge the meaning of concepts such as identity and citizenship for both locally affected populations and widespread spectator communities. This timely collection pinpoints the features of an often overlooked yet rapidly expanding category of global media and analyzes both its forms and functions. Specifically, contributors argue that the intense promotion and consumption of 'extreme weather' events takes up the slack for the public conversations society is not having about the environment, and the feeling of powerlessness that accompanies the realization that anthropogenic climate change has now reached a point of no return. Incorporating a range of case studies of extreme weather mediation in India, the UK, Germany, Sweden, the US, and Japan, and exploring recent and ongoing disasters such as Superstorm Sandy, the Fukushima nuclear crisis, flooding in Germany, and heat waves in the UK, Extreme Weather and Global Media generates valuable inquiry into the representational and social characteristics of the new culture of extreme weather.

Title Extreme Weather Events and Public Health Responses
Author Wilhelm Kirch
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release 2006-01-16
Category Medical
Total Pages 306
ISBN 3540288627
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The global climate is changing. The trend towards warmer average surface temperatures for the period since 1976 is roughly three times that of the past 100 years as a whole. In recent years warming seems to be attributable to human activities (man-made environmental changes) like land-use changes, deforestation, urbanisation and the reduction of wetlands. Global climate change is likely to be accompanied by an increase in frequency and intensity of extreme weather events. This brings with it increased health risks and hence a demand for an adequate response from local health authorities to meet these risks.In 2004, the WHO Regional Office for Europe and the European Environment Agency organized an expert meeting to exchange information and develop recommendations on public health and environmental responses to weather and climate extremes, floods, heat-waves and cold spells. This book reflects a collection of case studies and experiences of experts, ministries and international organizations.

Title A Manual of Weathercasts
Author
Publisher
Release 1866
Category Meteorology
Total Pages 208
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Extreme Weather by Philip John Sallis

Title Extreme Weather
Author Philip John Sallis
Publisher BoD – Books on Demand
Release 2018-08-29
Category Science
Total Pages 152
ISBN 1789236126
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The term extreme weather normally conjures up thoughts of massive storms or heat waves or overtly cold temperatures. These are all examples of what we might consider as weather events that occur out of the ordinary or what is regarded as the normal pattern of calm, heat, cold, dry, or wet conditions for one season of the year or another. The point is that if we consider an oscillation of data points in a weather pattern and plot a mean through it, extreme weather can be observed as a perturbation in a distribution of climatic events over time. These events may be short-lived, such as a wind gust occurrence, or of longer duration, such as heavy rain leading to flooding. Importantly, once initiated, a perturbation event has an associated consequence, which usually requires human intervention to rectify the event’s consequences.

Extreme Weather by Tom Streissguth

Title Extreme Weather
Author Tom Streissguth
Publisher Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Release 2010-11-09
Category Young Adult Nonfiction
Total Pages 128
ISBN 0737748591
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Author Tom Streissguth provides an enthralling look into extreme weather. He examines issues from a variety of expert perspectives, highlighting key future challenges, and addressing the pros and cons of potential solutions. Readers will explore the relationship between global climate change and extreme weather, including air and water chemistry, solar radiation, hurricanes, and tropical cyclones, and heat waves. They will learn about other potential future warming and drought. They will examine the experience and impact from the Dust Bowl of the 1930s to the current water crisis in California.

Extreme Weather Events by Marcia Amidon Lusted

Title Extreme Weather Events
Author Marcia Amidon Lusted
Publisher Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Release 2017-07-15
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 224
ISBN 1534501126
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the wake of every killer hurricane, devastating wild fire, severe drought, or once-in-a-century flooding event, it has become commonplace for scientists, politicians, and ordinary citizens to debate whether or not these severe weather events can be tied directly to climate change and global warming. The scientific consensus generally indicates that we are beginning to see upticks in extreme weather due to warming and the resulting shift in weather patterns. Certain politicians, business interests, and energy executives, however, forcefully reject such connections as unproven and speculative. Where does the truth lie? This anthology collects the strongest viewpoints from across the ideological spectrum and the globe and allows readers to evaluate the arguments and evidence for themselves before forming an educated opinion.

Extreme Weather by Robert K. Doe

Title Extreme Weather
Author Robert K. Doe
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release 2016-01-12
Category Science
Total Pages 352
ISBN 111894996X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book is about weather extremes in the United Kingdom. It presents fascinating and detailed insights into tornadoes (supercell and non-supercell tornadoes, historical and contemporary case studies, frequency and spatial distributions, and unique data on extreme events); thunderstorms (epic event analysis and observing); hailstorms (intensity, distributions and frequency of high magnitude events); lightning (lightning as a hazard, impacts and injuries); ball lightning (definitions, impacts and case studies); flooding (historical and contemporary analysis, extreme rainfall and flash flooding); snowfalls (heavy snowfall days and events). It also looks at researching weather extremes, provides guidance on performing post-storm site investigations and details what is involved in severe weather forecasting. It is written by members, directors and past and present Heads of the research group the Tornado and Storm Research Organisation (TORRO). With fifteen chapters thematically arranged, and data appendix including a new tornado map of the U.K., this book presents a wealth of information on meteorological extremes. This volume is aimed primarily at researchers in the field of meteorology and climatology, but will also be of interest to advanced undergraduate students taking relevant courses in this area.

Extreme Weather by Bonnie Schneider

Title Extreme Weather
Author Bonnie Schneider
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Release 2012-01-31
Category Science
Total Pages 256
ISBN 1137000287
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Flash floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, hurricanes, mudslides, thunderstorms, and wildfires - these devastating events are happening around the world at an alarming rate. As a Meteorologist on CNN and HLN, Bonnie Schneider reports on these natural disasters, explaining when they're likely to strike, and telling viewers how to respond when they do. In Extreme Weather, Schneider distills that information into a guide for readers. She interviews experts from a wide variety of agencies - including FEMA and NOAA - to provide a comprehensive understanding of the science behind weather patterns and the latest thinking on how to act in dangerous conditions. Ranging from topics that cover every season and every climate, Schneider introduces the reader to the best course of action during weather emergencies, including: *how to handle extreme weather scenarios in your car, outside, on a boat or at home *how to prepare for potential dangers, such as deadly lightning, when planning a camping trip, vacation or sports outing *what you need to have at home to protect against floods, earthquakes, or severe storms *how to protect your home from rapidly spreading wildfire *how to create a family evacuation plan for different emergencies *making sure your beloved pet is taken care of in time of disaster Drawing on actual survivor stories, Extreme Weather reminds readers that disaster can strike at any time, changing your life forever. *making sure your beloved pet is taken care of in time of disaster Drawing on actual survivor stories, Extreme Weather reminds readers that disaster can strike at any time, changing your life forever.

Extreme Weather by Lerner Publishing Group

Title Extreme Weather
Author Lerner Publishing Group
Publisher LernerClassroom
Release 2003-05
Category
Total Pages 48
ISBN 0822543311
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The entire Extreme Weather! series is available on Accelerated Reader and Scholastic Reading Counts! Please see page 88.

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