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An Observer's Guide to Clouds and Weather: A Northeastern Primer on Prediction

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By: Toby N Carlson (Author), Paul Knight (Author), Celia Wyckoff (Author)

280 pages, 30 colour plates, 10 b/w photos, 10 b/w illustrations

American Meteorological Society

Paperback | Mar 2015 | #207750 | ISBN-13: 9781935704584
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About this book

Today, most people look down when they want to check the weather, peeking at cell phones or popping open a browser, instead of looking up at one of the most accessible weather predictors of all-the sky. Knowing what the atmosphere has in store without relying on technology can be a gratifying experience, and now, with An Observer's Guide to Clouds and Weather, it is also one that is easy to learn.

This informative and accessible guide walks readers through the basics of making weather predictions through understanding cloud types and sky formations. It explains, in nontechnical terms, the science behind the weather, connecting fundamental meteorological concepts with the processes that shape weather patterns.

Readers will learn how to develop their powers of observation and hone their ability to make quick forecasts without complicated tools. Whether you're an amateur weather enthusiast or a beginning meteorology student, An Observer's Guide to Clouds and Weather will help anyone who prefers looking up to looking it up.


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Biography

Toby Carlson is professor of meteorology emeritus in the Department of Meteorology at Pennsylvania State University. Paul Knight is a senior lecturer in meteorology in the Department of Meteorology at Pennsylvania State University as well as producer and host of the show Weather World. Celia Wyckoff is a former editor for World Campus at Pennsylvania State University.

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