The Weather Almanac: A Reference Guide to Weather, Climate, and Related Issues in the United States and Its Key Cities

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 23, 2011 - Science - 896 pages
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The Weather Almanac, 12th Edition is a resource for a variety of climate and meteorological data including both domestic and international weather trends, historical weather patterns dating back 1000 years, natural disasters, and a 20 page glossary of weather terminology. The book is complete with detailed maps, pictures, and tables compiling climate data from a variety of sources, including the National Weather Service and the US Geological Survey.

Separate sections in The Weather Almanac are devoted to tornadoes, hurricanes, thunderstorms, and lightening, flash floods, and winter storms, and they have been edited from official reports by governmental agencies. The new edition has been updated to include recent disasters such as the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami that devastated Indonesia as well as 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. These chapters serve as a basic reference for severe weather and extreme conditions, which can assist in preparing for a weather emergency.


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Extreme WeatherDisasters Records
Thunderstorms Lightning Hail
Tropical Cyclones
El Nifio La Nifia and the Southern
Global Warming and Climate Change
Air Pollution
Climate Data from Around the World
Local Climatological Data Annual
A Time Line of Meteorology 9000 b c
Index of Acronyms and Abbreviations
Index of Select Storms and Events

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About the author (2011)

Steven L. Horstmeyer has filled a variety of professional roles in his career as a meteorologist. He has been a television meteorologist since 1978 in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is Chief Meteorologist at WXIX-FOX19. He has taught meteorology and oceanography courses at a variety of colleges and is currently an adjunct instructor at the College of Mount St. Joseph. In addition, he is a contributing editor to Weatherwise magazine and has authored or coauthored more than a dozen articles. He has also served as a weather consultant to industry and the legal profession on numerous occasions.

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