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By Angus M. Gunn

This accomplished reference explains in transparent phrases what we all know approximately climate, from the standard to the extraordinary. A scholar consultant to weather and climate introduces scholars and different readers to the dynamic paintings of meteorologists and climatologists, particularly their efforts to mitigate the effect of climate occasions and weather swap on humans and the environment.The 5 separate volumes of A pupil consultant to weather and climate concentrate on climate extremes; air plenty and climate styles; cyclones, hurricanes, and tornadoes; weather switch; and the Earth and the solar. every one quantity combines a wealth of medical info, dramatic ancient occasions, and the newest principles and techniques from the worlds of meteorology and climatology. What did we study from the airborne dirt and dust Bowl? What are the implications of Arctic melting? How will we defend towns close to oceans from emerging sea degrees? those and different the most important questions are explored during this cornerstone reference.

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In 1587 Elizabeth had Mary, Queen of Scots, executed. In Philip’s mind she was the one hope of making England a Catholic country. He Figure 3-2 Half of the Spanish Armada was lost due to extremely bad weather as it tried to circumnavigate Britain. The British Navy was no match for Spain at this time, but Elizabeth I, despite that limitation, was determined to prevent England from becoming a Catholic country again. The Spaniards hated him. Queen Elizabeth gave him the job of advising her captains on the best way of coping with the Armada.

The big difference was that there was no magic alternative like Dorothy’s for the real victims of the tornadoes and dust storms in Kansas. Figure 4-1 Map showing the area in the midwestern United States affected by repeated dust storms in the 1930s. (ABC-CLIO) The Dust Bowl of the 1930s 27 In the same year as The Wizard of Oz was produced, an author from California, John Steinbeck, wrote a novel about a poor family that had worked on farms in Oklahoma. Drought and poor sales for agricultural products drove them to a sense of hopelessness and they, like those from the Dust Bowl, migrated westward toward California in search of a better living.

Lack of this knowledge caused many disasters at sea. The anemometer is one of the many instruments used to measure wind strength. It employs three rotating cups and dates from the seventeenth century. Over the years different people made changes to improve its accuracy, but the basic model remained very much the same. Wind speed was calculated from the average speed of the cups. Until the year 1991, wind direction was obtained by the use a weather vane, a freewheeling arrow mounted on a post. The arrow indicated the direction in which the prevailing wind was blowing.

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