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Weather - Oxford Dictionary

Weather - Oxford Dictionary

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Powered by Handmark, here is an authoritative new edition of A Dictionary of Weather containing almost 2000 definitions of weather, forecasting, and climate terms with clear explanations and illustrative examples. This fully updated edition includes 300 new and revised entries, such as A-Train Pineapple Express and Watermelon Snow, and added feature entries highlighting actual occurrences of extreme weather including the Indian Ocean Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. With black and white photos and satellite images to show weather systems, as well as recommended websites for further reading, this reference work is the most comprehensive of its kind. Find out where and when the world's largest hailstone fell or where the highest temperature was recorded using the list of weather records, and check climate data for different weather types from around the world. Key terms from the related fields of oceanography, hydrology, and climatology are also covered as well as biographical information on important people in the development of meteorology. An essential reference for meteorology and geography students, at school or university, as well as amateur meteorologists, general readers, and all those obsessed with the weather.

+ Almost 2000 definitions of terms from meteorology and from the related fields of oceanography, hydrology, climatology, astronomy, geomagnetism, and geology
+ Over 300 new and revised entries such as A-Train, Pineapple Express, Watermelon snow, and Whumph
+ Feature entries describe examples of extreme weather--such as the Indian Ocean Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina--and discuss key issues, e.g. global warming
+ Short biographies of key people in the development of meteorology, such as Sir Francis Beaufort
+ Maps and diagrams throughout, plus black and white satellite images to show weather systems and photos to illustrate the main cloud types
+ Detailed appendices include weather records and climate data from around the world, further reading, and a list of relevant websites
+ No wireless connection required
+ Buy one application and use it on your iPhone or iPad, optimized for both devices!
+ Sounds-like to help find those difficult to spell words.
+ Share entries via email, Facebook and Twitter
+ Tag words with bookmarks or custom tags for easy retrieval.

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