Throughout history, weather has beena n endless source of fascination for humankind. Every effort has been made to foretell weather and climate changes, from the use of guesswork, rule of thumb, and signs in the sky to the development of contemporary forecasting techniques. This dictionary has been designed to meet the needs of readers who want a better understanding of weather and climate and its impact on their lives. Over 2000 entries, accompanied by nearly 60 b&w illustrations, offer easy-to-understand information on a range of topics including: Alberta clipper; atmospheric composition; atmosperic pressure and pressure systems; climate changes; cloud formation; hydrologic cycle; jet stream; marine ecosystems; microclimatology; ocean circulation; pollution; precipitation; solar radiation; weather and climate stations; and winds.
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