By Angus M. Gunn
This complete reference explains in transparent phrases what we all know approximately climate, from the typical to the intense. A scholar consultant to weather and climate introduces scholars and different readers to the dynamic paintings of meteorologists and climatologists, particularly their efforts to mitigate the impression of climate occasions and weather swap on humans and the environment.The 5 separate volumes of A pupil consultant to weather and climate specialise in 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 info, dramatic historic occasions, and the most recent rules and techniques from the worlds of meteorology and climatology. What did we examine from the dirt Bowl? What are the results of Arctic melting? How will we defend towns close to oceans from emerging sea degrees? those and different an important questions are explored during this cornerstone reference.
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Thus, over time, the river becomes an elevated stream, high above the farmland, and hence increasingly liable to cause extensive destruction as the effect of gravity adds to the damage when an overtopping occurs. The river was still hundreds of miles from the sea and ﬂowed high above the farms. Five thousand square miles were inundated. Eleven large towns and hundreds of villages were destroyed. Nine hundred thousand people died, and two million were left homeless. “River of Sorrow” is a name that has often been given to the Huanghe, and the reason is easy to understand after reading about events like this one.
Most Kenyans face starvation if agriculture is disrupted, so by the beginning of the year 2000 almost ﬁve million people became dependent on food aid from the central government and from various international aid agencies. The loss of wildlife was particularly bad for the country’s economy because these animals are the basis of the tourist industry. It is impossible to give a precise deﬁnition of drought because it means different things in different countries. It is usually understood as a drop in total precipitation over a period of time to a level where all the land resource production systems drop far below their average.
When the temperature drops, the relative amount of water vapor rises. Too much or too little humidity can produce a host of difﬁculties. High humidity causes corrosion in electrical circuits and may cause short circuits. Low humidity causes static electricity, and this too may shut down electrical circuits. S. Environmental Protection Agency, is about 45 percent, that is to say close to half the maximum amount the air can carry at a given temperature. Measuring humidity is as simple as measuring temperature.
A Student Guide to Climate and Weather 5 volumes by Angus M. Gunn