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A Student Guide to Climate and Weather 5 volumes by Angus M. Gunn

By Angus M. Gunn

This entire reference explains in transparent phrases what we all know approximately climate, from the typical to the extraordinary. A pupil advisor to weather and climate introduces scholars and different readers to the dynamic paintings of meteorologists and climatologists, in particular their efforts to mitigate the influence of climate occasions and weather switch on humans and the environment.The 5 separate volumes of A scholar advisor to weather and climate concentrate on climate extremes; air lots and climate styles; cyclones, hurricanes, and tornadoes; weather switch; and the Earth and the sunlight. each one quantity combines a wealth of clinical info, dramatic historic occasions, and the newest rules and techniques from the worlds of meteorology and climatology. What did we study from the airborne dirt and dust Bowl? What are the results of Arctic melting? How will we shield towns close to oceans from emerging sea degrees? those and different the most important questions are explored during this cornerstone reference.

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There are different types of hygrometers, the best of which, and the simplest to use, is the wet and dry bulb thermometer. Two ordinary thermometers are used, one of them having the bulb at the bottom covered continuously with a wet cloth. Air passing over this wet bulb evaporates some water and thereby cools the bulb and so lowers the temperature reading. You can easily demonstrate the working of this instrument by putting water on your hand, then blowing on it and feeling the drop in temperature.

The highest temperatures in Kansas are usually in the 80s. In 1934, 1935, and 1936, they hovered around 115 and sometimes reached over 120. The movie The Wizard of Oz that appeared in 1939 captured the sense of hopelessness that the people of Kansas felt throughout the 1930s. The tornado that swept Dorothy from her farmland into the world of Oz was close to reality. The big difference was that there was no magic alternative like Dorothy’s for the real victims of the tornadoes and dust storms in Kansas.

In 1347 a ship arrived in Italy with everyone aboard dead. The last to die apparently was able to get the ship into port before he passed away. Very little was understood at that time about contagious diseases, so all the port authorities could do was take the ship out to sea and sink it, but by then it was too late to stop the spread of the disease. The new pestilence was named the Black Death because those affected by it developed black boils all over their bodies after infection, caused by dried blood accumulating under the skin.

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