Praise for the previous edition:
Booklist/RBB "Top Ten Science Reference Source, 2002"
Society of School Librarians International "Honor Book, 2002"
"This book stands out because it is an easy-to-understand, well-put-together text...high-school, public, and academic libraries will definitely want [this] two-volume set."—Booklist
"Recommended for all libraries."—Choice
"A much-needed resource that does not disappoint..."—School Library Journal
"...recommended for general use...excellent information."—American Reference Books Annual
In the years since the first edition of the award-winning Encyclopedia of Weather and Climate was published, research in the atmospheric sciences has been intense and much has happened—making this revised edition an essential one.
The main body of the encyclopedia consists of authoritative entries describing processes such as cloud formation, atmospheric phenomena such as rainbows, and some of the techniques and instruments used to study the atmosphere, as well as the units of measurement that scientists use. The extensive coverage also includes the classification systems that are used for climate types, winds, and clouds. Ten appendixes contain invaluable supplementary material—such as biographical notes on scientists and lists of the most severe tropical cyclones and tropical storms, weather disasters, and milestones in atmospheric research. These accessible appendixes also include chronologies, the geologic time scale, SI units and conversions, and more.
New and updated entries include:
- Air pollution
- Carbon cycle
- Climate types
- Greenhouse effect
- Local wind
- Satellite instruments
- Urban climate
- Wind systems
- and more.