By Angus M. Gunn
This finished reference explains in transparent phrases what we all know approximately climate, from the typical to the intense. A scholar advisor to weather and climate introduces scholars and different readers to the dynamic paintings of meteorologists and climatologists, particularly their efforts to mitigate the influence of climate occasions and weather switch on humans and the environment.The 5 separate volumes of A scholar consultant to weather and climate concentrate on climate extremes; air plenty and climate styles; cyclones, hurricanes, and tornadoes; weather switch; and the Earth and the solar. every one quantity combines a wealth of medical facts, dramatic ancient occasions, and the newest principles and techniques from the worlds of meteorology and climatology. What did we research from the airborne dirt and dust Bowl? What are the implications of Arctic melting? How will we safeguard 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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As China had discovered over hundreds of years, the United States came to realize that weather is quite unpredictable and the levees constructed to cope with one major event may not be adequate for a subsequent one. The emerging concerns about global warming, which we will examine in Volume Four of this set, suggest that the future may surprise us even more than it did in 1993. A ﬂooded car on a street during the Mississippi ﬂood of 1927. (NOAA) Weather and Floods 37 WEATHER CONDITIONS BEFORE 1953 FLOODING The Netherlands, or Holland, is a very different country in relation to ﬂoods than either China or the United States.
In the course of all this, eight hundred lives had been lost. One immediate action that followed this tragedy was the establishment of new weather stations in the Caroline Islands. Later, weather stations were set up on Manila, Okinawa, and Guam. D-DAY WEATHER FORECASTS Near the end of World War Two in Europe, as the D-day invasion of France by thousands of ships was approaching, the whole enterprise was totally dependent on an accurate prediction of weather. The lives of more than half a million soldiers were at stake, but predicting a stretch of good weather was an extraordinary challenge.
In those times there were no instruments for documenting the weather of the kind with which we are familiar today, so we rely on descriptions of daily life, particularly agricultural activities, as most people lived and worked on farmland, to discover the effects of weather. Only a small percentage of a nation’s population lived in cities at this period of history. One example of the impact of weather was the disappearance of grape cultivation in southern England. Prior to 1350 this was a major industry.