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Watching the World's Weather

By: W Burroughs

196 pages, Col & b/w illus

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Mar 1991 | #14372 | ISBN: 0521343429
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Reviews the historical development of satellite meteorology.

'! we meteorologists particularly must applaud the finished product as a significant contribution to popularising a central part of our science.' Physics World '! optimistic, attractive and well-illustrated' New Scientist 'Watching the World's Weather is certainly informative, and honest about the limitations of satellite data as well as the undoubted benefits. The occasionally rather dry prose is leavened by the inclusion of some spectacular satellite pictures of storms and hurricanes. The satellite image on the television screen will never seem quite the same again.' Nature


Introduction; 1. The global weather machine; 2. The development of satellite meteorology; 3. Satellite instrumentation; 4. Data handling; Interpreting satellite images; 5. The structure of the atmosphere; 6. Measuring rainfall; 7. Measuring the surface of the land; 8. Measuring the ocean; 9. Snow and ice; 10. Better weather forecasting; 11. Climatic change; 12. The future; Appendix 1; Glossary; Annotated bibliography; Index.

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