Издание на английском языке
The weather ultimately affects everyone on Earth, and everything that we try (or hope) to do, whether related to work or leisure. But the Earth’s weather systems are extremely complex, and conditions and events may have an affect ‘half a world away.
This book aims to explain some of the mechanisms that are at work, and why specific conditions at a particular location may be highly changeable or persist for long periods of time.
List of illustrations
1 The atmosphere
2 The circulation of the atmosphere
3 Global weather systems
4 Water in the atmosphere
5 Weather systems
6 Weather in the tropics
7 Severe and unusual weather events
8 Localized weather
9 Worldwide effects and forecasting
Appendix A: The Beaufort scale of wind speeds
Appendix B: The major cloud types (genera)
Appendix C: Tornado and hurricane intensity scales