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New England Weather, New England Climate

By: Gregory A Zielinski and Barry D Keim

296 pages, 71 figures, 66 halftones

University Press of New England

Paperback | Mar 2006 | #159126 | ISBN: 1584655208
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A comprehensive, accessible guide to New England's climate. Anyone who has scampered for shelter during a summer shower or shoveled a path through snow in May knows that bending to weather's whims is a way of life in New England. Not only are weather patterns in New England more changeable and more extreme than almost anywhere in the country, New England is the ultimate destination of nearly all storm tracks nationwide. Combining an expert's appreciation of weather systems with an ability to explain the weather to a general audience, Gregory A. Zielinski and Barry D. Keim have written a one-of-a-kind guide to New England's fascinating weather and climate. The authors offer in-depth explanation of the latest theoretical insights into meteorology and climatology, along with a flurry of stories about the vagaries of the New England clime. This book is divided into the seasons as New Englanders actually experience them: ski season, mud season, beach and lake season, and foliage season. Zielinski and Keim succeed in providing an illuminating and entertaining analysis and commentary, perfect for the classroom and the ideal companion for anyone interested in New England's unique weather and climate.

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GREGORY A. ZIELINSKI is research professor in the institute for Quaternary and Climate Studies at the University of Maine and is Maine State Climatologist. BARRY D. KEIM is assistant professor of Geography and Anthropology and State Climatologist at Louisiana State University, and formerly was New Hampshire State Climatologist at the University of New Hampshire.

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