Guide To Weather Forecasting
skies and magnificent
clouds? They are not just
there to admire we can
tell a lot about the weather
simply by looking up...
THE PHILIP'S GUIDE TO WEATHER FORECASTING by
Storm Dunlop is an authoritative yet accessible resource that provides all the
information you need to help you to understand, interpret and forecast the weather
including what causes certain weather conditions and how to recognise
The British obsession with the weather is understandable when you think that
we have very diverse weather conditions from heat-waves and droughts
to terrible thunderstorms and blizzards and in recent years we have been
experiencing quite extreme conditions.
This book looks at the origins of weather with a full range of fore-casting
from professional forecasts and charts to satellite images and weather-watching.
It is illustrated with more than 200 colour photo-graphs some of fantastic
cloud formations and multi-cell storms. There are also charts, maps, diagrams
and satellite images that are ideal for the amateur forecaster.
The Philip's Guide To Weather Forecasting also includes detailed infor-mation
about instruments you might use at home to assist you in making your own forecast
and an explanation of depressions, anti-cyclones and hurricanes. It also looks
at optical effects such as rain-bows, haloes and mirages and Parhelion
sometimes known as a mock Sun or sun dog which is a bright spot often
showing spectral colours that is created by light being refracted within hexagonal
You can learn about the Roaring Forties; the global circulation, meas-uring
pressure, how to observe the weather, the Coriolis effect and about ice-crystal
Cirrus clouds that are often drawn-out trails across the sky known as "mares'
The Philip's Guide To Weather Forecasting is a brand-new, fully-illustrated
and practical guide to weather forecasting that offers:
A comprehensive account of global and local weather | In-depth description of
weather systems | Guidance on home meteorological stations | A full explanation
of how to interpret observations.
The Philip's Guide To Weather Forecasting
by Storm Dunlop gives
you all the information you need to make your own weather forecast. It will
be published on 11 February (2008) in paperback at an RRP of £9.99 and is available
from all good bookstores or from www.philips-maps.co.uk.
Storm Dunlop has written many books on meteorology and astronomy. He is a former
President of the British Astronomical Association and an established authority
in the field of meteorology.