Weather Forecasting

The Country Way
Author: Robin Page
Publisher: Viking
ISBN: 9780241953068
Category: Weather forecasting
Page: 80
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Ever wanted to know if the sun will really shine tomorrow? Well, if you follow the wonderful, clear-sighted advice in this classic book, you could find yourself able to make accurate forecasts whatever the weather - ensuring your camping trips are dry, your nature trails comfortable or bracing, and your wild swims just the right kind of wet. Telling you what happens if it rains on St Swithin's Day, or if there's a red sky at night, if it snows at Easter or if spiders spin long webs, Weather Forecasting The Country Way will put you in touch with thousands of years of British wisdom and heritage. In amusing and delightful prose, Robin Page shows how applying simple common sense to country lore - based on observing animal and plant behaviour, watching clouds, the stars and the moon - anyone can become well-versed in Britain's difficult to predict and often wayward weather. 'Good light reading, it is spiced with amusing asides and pretty pictures' New Scientist

Die geheimen Zeichen der Natur lesen

Wie man sich in der Wildnis orientiert, Wasser findet, Spuren liest — und andere längst vergessene Fähigkeiten
Author: Tristan Gooley
Publisher: Riva Verlag
ISBN: 3959712464
Category: House & Home
Page: 450
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Wir nutzen beinahe täglich unsere Wetter-Apps oder das Navigationssystem im Auto. Auch beim Wandern verlassen sich viele Menschen mittlerweile weniger auf ihren Orientierungssinn als das GPS, um auf dem richtigen Weg zu bleiben. Dabei hält die Natur alles bereit, um uns auf die richtige Fährte zu bringen. Dieses Buch offenbart längt vergessenes Wissen unserer Vorfahren und hilft dem Leser dabei, allein durch das Deuten natürlicher Zeichen das Wetter vorherzusagen, Spuren zu lesen oder sich im Freien zu orientieren. So öffnen sich die Blüten einiger Blumen zuerst an der südlichen Seite, Zirruswolken gefolgt von Zirrostratus kündigen eine Warmfront mit Regen an und nachts zeigt die Sichel des Mondes die Himmelsrichtung an. Zusätzlich gibt dieses Buch verblüffende Einblicke in die Auswirkungen natürlicher Vorgänge auf die Kultivierung unserer Landschaft und den Bau beziehungsweise die Planung unserer Städte.

International Who's Who of Authors and Writers 2004


Author: Europa Publications
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781857431797
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 590
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Provides biographical information on key novelists, authors, playwrights, columnists, journalists, editors, and critics throughout the world.

Braving the Elements


Author: David Laskin
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780385469562
Category: Nature
Page: 241
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A study of American weather explains how volatile and violent weather has shaped American culture, from ancient times to the present, detailing the history of weather prediction, the storms that have ravaged the landscape, and more

Wise Words and Country Ways Weather Lore


Author: Ruth Binney
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1446356779
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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An enthralling book that not only satisfies our fascination for lost wisdom of our ancestors but also indulges the British obsession with the weather. Probably the best known country saying of them all is 'red sky at night, shepherd's delight'. Wise Words and Country Ways Weather Lore presents us with dozens more similar, but largely now forgotten, words of wisdom that are imbued with a centuries-old understanding of the patterns of British weather, seasonal changes and the behavior of plants and animals around us. It has highly relevant content for an age where we all feel we have lost touch with the patterns of nature.

Be beautiful

the country way
Author: Celia Haddon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780671400903
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 63
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Under the Weather


Author: Tom Fort
Publisher: Arrow
ISBN: 9780099461241
Category: Travel
Page: 335
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Tom Fort, whose writing has been variously described as "jocund," "slightly loopy," '"unbelievably poignant," and "deeply peculiar," travels around Britain experiencing some of its extremer climates and some of its more typical, with a view to explaining the British have made of their weather and what it has made of them. There are two interlocking strands: the story of those who—moved to an exceptional, sometimes obsessive degree by the fascination felt by so many—sought to know and understand the weather; and the story of its impact on history, culture, and ways of thought and behavior. He focuses on the people—the clergymen, the gentlemen of leisure, the crackpots, visionaries, charlatans, and shysters, all now largely or utterly forgotten—who volunteered and toiled for the cause, telling their stories by tracking them down to the places—usually their own gardens—where they indulged their quiet passion for measuring rainfall, scrutinizing dewdrops, tapping their barometers, and peering at their thermometers. Once the age of the amateur scientist was over, and the business of weather forecasting was annexed by professionals with state backing, it became a less colorful affair. The historical strand is, in part, a straightforward chronology; an account of the part played by climate in British history; how, when the sun shone and rain fell in gentle abundance, the nation prospered and multiplied; how, when the climate cooled, bringing wet summers and savage winters, they perished by plague and famine and retreated from places made unbelievable; how in time, as the society matured from a rural, peasant society, the weather became less a matter of life and death (though always an absorbing interest). But beyond that there is another dimension to its influence—the moral and spiritual one. This is contentious, but intriguing: the extent to which the British shape their view of "our weather," and the extent to which it may have shaped the British into the people they are.

Operational Weather Forecasting


Author: Peter Michael Inness,Steve Dorling
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118447638
Category: Science
Page: 248
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This book offers a complete primer, covering the end-to-endprocess of forecast production, and bringing together a descriptionof all the relevant aspects together in a single volume; withplenty of explanation of some of the more complex issues andexamples of current, state-of-the-art practices. Operational Weather Forecasting covers the whole processof forecast production, from understanding the nature of theforecasting problem, gathering the observational data with which toinitialise and verify forecasts, designing and building a model (ormodels) to advance those initial conditions forwards in time andthen interpreting the model output and putting it into a form whichis relevant to customers of weather forecasts. Included is thegeneration of forecasts on the monthly-to-seasonal timescales,often excluded in text-books despite this type of forecastinghaving been undertaken for several years. This is a rapidly developing field, with a lot of variations inpractices between different forecasting centres. Thus theauthors have tried to be as generic as possible when describingaspects of numerical model design and formulation. Despitethe reliance on NWP, the human forecaster still has a big part toplay in producing weather forecasts and this is described, alongwith the issue of forecast verification – how forecastcentres measure their own performance and improve upon it. Advanced undergraduates and postgraduate students will use thisbook to understand how the theory comes together in the day-to-dayapplications of weather forecast production. In addition,professional weather forecasting practitioners, professional usersof weather forecasts and trainers will all find this new member ofthe RMetS Advancing Weather and Climate series avaluable tool. Provides an end-to-end description of the weather forecastingprocess Clearly structured and pitched at an accessible level, the bookdiscusses the practical choices that operational forecastingcentres have to make in terms of what numerical models they use andwhen they are run. Takes a very practical approach, using real life case-studiesto contextualize information Discusses the latest advances in the area, including ensemblemethods, monthly to seasonal range prediction and use of‘nowcasting’ tools such as radar and satelliteimagery Full colour throughout Written by a highly respected team of authors with experiencein both academia and practice. Part of the RMetS book series ‘Advancing Weather andClimate’

Buyer's Guide

1999-2000
Author: William White
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Library science
Page: N.A
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What Do a Christian Be?

From Belief to Behavior
Author: Al Fasol,Malinda S. Fasol
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1438915284
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 516
View: 7209

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Christian doctrine and Christian belief are like breathing in and breathing out. Each is a separate function and each is dependent on the other. In What Do A Christian Be? the two main characters, Scott and Lori, work through how to become a Christian, and then how to face various issues in the Chrisitan life. Scott and Lori confront dysfunctional family life, sexual temptations, false prophets, race relations, social elitism, and other contemporary problems. How Scott and Lori work through those problems helps us to know how to move from Christian belief into Christian behavior.

Library Journal


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Libraries
Page: N.A
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

ABPR


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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