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Setting Up a Weather Station and Understanding the Weather: A Guide for the Amateur Meteorologist

Handbook / Manual
  • Considers why it is useful and interesting to set up a weather station and observe the weather
  • Outlines many different types of weather
  • Explains how to get started and describes the instruments that are available to the amateur meteorologist
  • Demonstrates how good observations can be made using some simple instruments, or, in some instances, no instruments at all
  • Discusses clouds, snow, wind, optical phenomena, thunder dust, ash and hail
  • Examines atmospheric pressure, precipitation, thermometer screens, air temperature, humidy, soil & surface temperatures and evaporation
  • Covers sunshine, solar radiation, and also local weather and climate
  • Includes a valuable chapter on instrument and computer software suppliers

By: Roger Brugge (Author)

192 pages, 152 colour illustrations

Crowood Press

Paperback | Jun 2016 | #232374 | ISBN-13: 9781785001611
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About this book

This fascinating and well-illustrated book, which is packed with valuable information and advice, provides a complete guide to observing, recording and understanding the weather and to setting up an amateur weather station. As the author explains, the advent of relatively modern electronic weather sensors means that weather observing is now within the reach of almost everybody. Moreover, thanks to computer software and the internet, it is easier than ever before to record and share with others your weather data and observations.

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Roger Brugge has been interested in weather since his school days. He obtained a PhD at Imperial College studying atmospheric convection and has subsequently developed computer models that simulate the workings of both the atmosphere and ocean. He currently works in the Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading. A Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society, Roger was formerly editor of the Society's Weather magazine, and he also helped to develop and run the Society's MetLink project for schools in its early years. In his spare time Roger is editor of the monthly bulletin of the Climatological Observers Link. His interest in 'current weather' led to the development of his long-running weather web pages covering UK weather. As a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) ambassador he also frequently visits schools to deliver talks about weather observing and forecasting.

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