The Kent Weather Book

Author: Bob Ogley,Ian Currie,Mark Davison

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9781872337951

Category: Kent (England)

Page: 184

View: 7742

Extreme Weather

Forty Years of the Tornado and Storm Research Organisation (TORRO)

Author: Robert K. Doe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111894996X

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 8716

This book is about weather extremes in the United Kingdom. It presents fascinating and detailed insights into tornadoes (supercell and non-supercell tornadoes, historical and contemporary case studies, frequency and spatial distributions, and unique data on extreme events); thunderstorms (epic event analysis and observing); hailstorms (intensity, distributions and frequency of high magnitude events); lightning (lightning as a hazard, impacts and injuries); ball lightning (definitions, impacts and case studies); flooding (historical and contemporary analysis, extreme rainfall and flash flooding); snowfalls (heavy snowfall days and events). It also looks at researching weather extremes, provides guidance on performing post-storm site investigations and details what is involved in severe weather forecasting. It is written by members, directors and past and present Heads of the research group the Tornado and Storm Research Organisation (TORRO). With fifteen chapters thematically arranged, and data appendix including a new tornado map of the U.K., this book presents a wealth of information on meteorological extremes. This volume is aimed primarily at researchers in the field of meteorology and climatology, but will also be of interest to advanced undergraduate students taking relevant courses in this area.

The Story of the British and Their Weather

Cloudy with a Chance of Rain

Author: Patrick Nobbs

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445644614

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 6278

The British weather. Subject of endless complaint, small-talk saviour of the British public, famously changeable. We all feel we know it well, as a largely benign and gentle backdrop to our lives. But how well do we really know it? The real story of British weather is in its history. The truth is, our weather has changed not only the course of our history and society dramatically, but even humanity itself. The extraordinary tale of Britain's weather and our relationship with it across the ages is told in this book. Recounting the greatest weather stories from the distant to the most recent past, it reveals a surprisingly frightening picture. Recent history alone includes a devastating tidal surge in 1953 that killed thousands around the North Sea coasts; bitter winter weather in 1947 and 1962/63 paralysed Britain economically, as did the dramatic water shortages caused by the 1975-76 drought. Whole communities have been wiped out in hours by devastating floods, while tornadoes, blizzards, gales, lightning and smog have all repeatedly caused death on a wide scale, even in the heart of London. And just as Icelandic volcanoes have shown more recently how ash can disrupt modern aircraft, so too have volcanoes influenced our weather catastrophically in the past, at one time sinking Napoleonic guns and shaping European politics, and at another almost ending humanity in its infancy. Well researched and divided up by weather type, this is a compelling read that clearly shows who is the real master of these islands and the ultimate controller of their destiny.

Kent's Strangest Tales

Extraordinary but true stories from a very curious county

Author: Martin Latham

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1911042580

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 3842

Kent’s Strangest Tales is a book devoted to the weird and wonderful side of the Garden of England. Home to historically rich towns such as Canterbury, Margate and Ramsgate, Kent is a county with more strangeness than you can shake a strange-shaped stick at. From Chaucer’s legendary tales of debauchery and naughtiness to Mick and Keef’s very first meeting on a rocking ’n’ rolling Dartford train, Kent has it all – coast, ghosts, castles, treasures, pirates, Britain’s oldest highway and, lest we forget, the old lady who tricked the Luftwaffe. All the stories in this book are bizarre, fascinating, hilarious, and, most importantly, true. Perfect for Kent-dwellers and tourists alike, Kent’s Strangest Tales is a treasure trove of the hilarious, the odd and the baffling – an alternative travel guide to some of the county’s best-kept secrets that date back many thousands of years. Read on, if you dare!

Kent: 1925-1949

Author: Bob Ogley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 200

View: 5087

The Pennsylvania Weather Book

Author: Ben Gelber

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813530567

Category: History

Page: 269

View: 6583

The weather has always been a favorite topic of conversation. Undoubtedly, someone must have said to Noah, "I thought they said it was supposed to let up on Tuesday." Over a century ago, American essayist Charles Dudley Warner wrote in the HartfordCourant, "Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it." And now with the advent of the 24-hour Weather Channel and high-tech radar and satellite imagery, we have more information about the weather at our disposal than ever before. But what about weather in the past? Is the climate changing? Are the summers hotter now than ever before? Were winters colder when our grandparents were children? In The Pennsylvania Weather Book, meteorologist Ben Gelber provides the first comprehensive survey of 250 years of recorded weather in this state. He reports on noteworthy weather happenings by category (snowstorms, rainstorms, cold and heat waves, thunderstorms, and tropical storms) and places them in historical context. Throughout the book, Gelber clearly defines meteorological terms and explains what creates weather events. The book features appendices and tables containing useful references for average temperatures, precipitation, snowfall, and climate data. It also provides a brief history of the weather watchers who contributed to the state's meteorological records since the late eighteenth century. This volume will serve as a valuable resource for weather professionals, amateurs, and local enthusiasts alike.

Climates of the British Isles

Present, Past and Future

Author: Elaine Barrow,Mike Hulme

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317973755

Category: Science

Page: 500

View: 6725

Our understanding of climate and its role in human affairs has changed markedly over recent years, as have climate observation systems and modelling capabilities. Reliance on recent weather statistics to provide a guide for future climate is no longer viable. Evidence of human-induced climate change has placed climate high on political and the media agendas. Climates of the British Isles provides a comprehensive account of what we know about climate and changing climates at the end of the twentieth century. Integrating the historical and geographical dimensions of climate, the crucial link between past and future climatic conditions is examined through the geographical lens of the British Isles. Climates of past ages are reconstructed and full descriptions of present climate are illustrated by a wealth of graphs, maps and images. Important climate data sets are provided. Marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the internationally acclaimed Climatic Research Unit, this book distils much of the leading research of present and recent members of the unit and presents an authoritative, accessible view of climatic change and prospects for the next millenium and beyond.

The Handy Weather Answer Book

Author: Kevin Hile

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578593328

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 1956

Fully updated with the latest advances in meteorology as well as an additional section on climate change, this comprehensive reference addresses all aspects of weather in an accessible questionandanswer format. All the basic elements of weather are discussed, as are all types of weather phenomena and the science of forecasting. In addition, the relationships between weather and oceanography, geology, and space science are expertly covered. Included are more than 1,000 questions and answers such as, Has a hurricane ever struck southern California? Could our oceans have originated in space? and What is bioclimatology? This resource is an ideal reference for students, teachers, and amateur meteorologists.

Under the Weather

Stories About Climate Change

Author: Tony Bradman

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books

ISBN: 178101082X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4364

DIV From the effects of rising sea levels to changes in animal behaviour and human lifestyles, these powerful stories portray the issues surrounding climate change in personal terms and so bring them vividly to life. Offering warnings and inspiration in equal measure, the stories cover a wide range of localities from Siberia and Canada to Australia, UK, Sri Lanka and the Philippines. Writers include award-winning Linda Newbery as well as exciting newcomers like Australia's George Ivanoff. Whether read from cover to cover or dipped into for one or two stories, this book will enlighten and inspire everyone to consider how climate change will affect us all. /div

Small Press Yearbook

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Small presses

Page: N.A

View: 6609

Thunder in the Heartland

A Chronicle of Outstanding Weather Events in Ohio

Author: Thomas W. Schmidlin,Jeanne Appelhans Schmidlin

Publisher: Kent State University Press

ISBN: 9780873385497

Category: Science

Page: 362

View: 4420

Ohio can be a land of weather extremes. Bringing together data from government records, scientific studies, memoirs, diaries and newspapers, this study highlights 200 weather events from 1790 to the present which demonstrate extremes of rain, snow, storms and temperature.

Everybody's Weather Book

Author: Reginald Mounstephens Lester

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Weather

Page: 235

View: 6585

The Everything Weather Book

From Daily Forecasts to Blizzards, Hurricanes, and Tornadoes : All You Need to Know to be Your Own Weatherman

Author: Mark Cantrell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781580626682

Category: Science

Page: 289

View: 4345

As an increase in severe weather phenomena has garnered media attention worldwide -- and weather broadcasters have become celebrities in their own right -- the weather remains the single biggest topic of everyday conversation. The Everything "RM" Weather Book provides readers with the perfect introduction to the complexities of weather, focusing on how weather develops, the causes of severe weather, the impact of global warming, and much more. This comprehensive new book offers amateur weather buffs all they need to know to build their knowledge about the weather. Whether readers are interested in learning a few little-known facts to impress their friends or becoming amateur meteorologists, The Everything "RM" Weather Book has all they need to know to understand the hows and whys of everyday weather. Featuring dozens of photographs, The Everything "RM" Weather Book teaches readers about: -- Tornadoes and hurricanes -- Rainbows -- Thunder and lightning -- Cloud formations -- Forecasting -- The Greenhouse Effect

The American Weather Book

Author: David Ludium

Publisher: Amer Meteorological Society

ISBN: 9780933876972

Category: Science

Page: 296

View: 8679

A collection of facts, myths, & figures all involving the weather.

Rocky Road

Author: Rose Kent

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0375895280

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 9594

Ice cream warms the heart, no matter what the weather. That's the Dobson family motto. Whenever things get tough, they break out the special heart-shaped bowls and make sundaes. The road has been especially rocky lately for Tess and her deaf little brother, Jordan. Their plucky Texan mother talks big, but her get-rich-quick business schemes have only landed them in serious financial hot water. Ma's newest idea is drastic. She abruptly moves the family to snowy Schenectady, New York, where she will use the last of their savings to open her dream business: an ice cream shop. (Too bad the only place she could find an apartment is in a senior citizens' complex.) Tess wants to be excited about this plan, but life in Schenectady is full of new worries. Who will buy ice cream in their shop's run-down neighborhood? What will happen when their money runs out? Worst of all is Ma herself-she's famous for her boundless energy and grandiose ideas, but only Tess and Jordan know about the dark days when she crashes and can't get out of bed. And Tess can't seem to find the right words to talk to Ma about it. This moving story of family, community, and ice cream proves that with a little help from the people around us, life really can be sweet-and a little nutty-just like Rocky Road. From the Hardcover edition.

Das Seelenhaus

Roman

Author: Hannah Kent

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 342642570X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 368

"Sie sagen, ich soll sterben. Sie sagen, ich hätte Männern den Atem gestohlen und jetzt müssten sie mir den meinen stehlen." Island 1828. Agnes ist eine selbstbewusste und verschlossene Frau. Sie wird als hart ­arbeitende Magd respektiert, was sie denkt und fühlt, behält sie für sich. Als sie des Mordes an zwei Männern angeklagt wird, ist sie allein. Die Zeit bis zur Hinrichtung soll sie auf dem Hof eines Beamten verbringen. Die Familie ist außer sich, eine Mörderin beherbergen zu müssen – bis Agnes Stück um Stück die Geschichte ihres Lebens preisgibt. Die Tat war grausam: zwei Männer erschlagen, erstochen und verbrannt. Die angeblichen Täter, neben Agnes Magnúsdóttir ein junges Paar, werden zum Tode verurteilt. Vor allem an Agnes will der zuständige Landrat ein Exempel statuieren. Scheinbar ungerührt nimmt Agnes das Urteil hin, ebenso wie die Ablehnung der Familie. Erleichtert, dem Kerker entkommen zu sein, kann sie bei der Arbeit manchmal ihr Schicksal vergessen. Vieles hier ist ihr vertraut: die schroffe Landschaft, die ärmliche Torfbehausung, der harsche Ton der Hausherrin. Ihr ganzes Leben war davon bestimmt – bis sie einen Mann kennenlernte und sich nach langer Zeit erlaubte, sich ihre Sehnsucht nach Liebe und Zugehörig­keit einzugestehen. Der Schmerz über seinen Tod, der ihr nun angelastet wird, überlagert alles, auch die Angst vor dem eigenen Tod. Schließlich vertraut sich Agnes einem jungen Vikar an, der sie auf den Weg der Reue und Buße führen soll. Während der langen Gespräche, die die ganze Familie mithört, ist es vor allem Margrét, die Hausherrin, die ahnt, dass die offizielle Wahrheit über Agnes vielleicht falsch sein könnte.