The Weather Identification Handbook
What does it mean when there is a corona around the moon? How do you tell the difference between stratocumulus and nimbostratus clouds? THE WEATHER IDENTIFICATION HANDBOOK is an essential guide to the many different types of phenomena that may be observed, and also gives brief details of the weather that may be expected. The following topics are covered in a reader-friendly format:
Ø Cloud classification
Ø How to identify different cloud types and how they relate to forthcoming weather
Ø How clouds are formed
Ø Optical phenomena
Ø Severe weather
Ø Weather systems
Ø Satellite images and weather maps
Full of beautiful color photographs and diagrams, THE WEATHER IDENTIFICATION HANDBOOK is essential for the outdoor photographer, adventurer, or meteorological enthusiast. It is also perfect for any parent whose child asks the proverbial question, "Why is the sky blue?"
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OBSERVING THE SKY
COLOR IN THE SKY
accessory cloud altitude altostratus anticyclonic antisolar point appear atmosphere base become beneath billows blue bows breeze cells cirrocumulus cirrostratus cirrus cloud elements cloud types cold front colors convection corona crepuscular rays cumuliform clouds cumulonimbus clouds cumulus clouds cumulus congestus depression distinct evaporate fallstreaks floccus freezing frequently give rise ground hail halo height heiligenschein horizon humid ice crystals individual cloud iridescence jet streams known landspouts layer of air layer of cloud lenticularis light lower mountain nacreous clouds nimbostratus normally observed occur optical phenomena parhelia parhelic circle particles patches perlucidus polar precipitation produce radiation ragged rain rainbow raindrops regions seen shadow sheet showers snow sometimes species storm stratiformis stratocumulus stratus fractus Sun or Moon sun pillar sunset supercell supercooled surface temperature thin tornadoes trails translucidus undulatus virga visible warm front water droplets wave clouds weather wind shear wind speed