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.

Discover Nature in the Weather

Things to know and Things to Do
Author: Tim Herd
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811751295
Category: Nature
Page: 256
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Concise introduction to the hows and whys of weather. Lightning, hurricanes, tornadoes, snowstorms.

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
View: 6929

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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

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
View: 720

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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
View: 1851

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This book offers a complete primer, covering the end-to-end process of forecast production, and bringing together a description of all the relevant aspects together in a single volume; with plenty of explanation of some of the more complex issues and examples of current, state-of-the-art practices. Operational Weather Forecasting covers the whole process of forecast production, from understanding the nature of the forecasting problem, gathering the observational data with which to initialise and verify forecasts, designing and building a model (or models) to advance those initial conditions forwards in time and then interpreting the model output and putting it into a form which is relevant to customers of weather forecasts. Included is the generation of forecasts on the monthly-to-seasonal timescales, often excluded in text-books despite this type of forecasting having been undertaken for several years. This is a rapidly developing field, with a lot of variations in practices between different forecasting centres. Thus the authors have tried to be as generic as possible when describing aspects of numerical model design and formulation. Despite the reliance on NWP, the human forecaster still has a big part to play in producing weather forecasts and this is described, along with the issue of forecast verification – how forecast centres measure their own performance and improve upon it. Advanced undergraduates and postgraduate students will use this book to understand how the theory comes together in the day-to-day applications of weather forecast production. In addition, professional weather forecasting practitioners, professional users of weather forecasts and trainers will all find this new member of the RMetS Advancing Weather and Climate series a valuable tool. Provides an end-to-end description of the weather forecasting process Clearly structured and pitched at an accessible level, the book discusses the practical choices that operational forecasting centres have to make in terms of what numerical models they use and when they are run. Takes a very practical approach, using real life case-studies to contextualize information Discusses the latest advances in the area, including ensemble methods, monthly to seasonal range prediction and use of ‘nowcasting’ tools such as radar and satellite imagery Full colour throughout Written by a highly respected team of authors with experience in both academia and practice. Part of the RMetS book series ‘Advancing Weather and Climate’

Buyer's Guide

Author: William White
Publisher: 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: 1489

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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
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.


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