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Titel: Philadelphia Area Weather Book
Autor/en: Jon Nese
Autor/en: Jon Nese
Temple University Press,U.S.
2. Januar 2001 - gebunden - 344 Seiten
Written by two of the Philadelphia area's respected meteorologists, this book answers questions about this region's weather and climate, from the Poconos and Philadelphia to southern New Jersey and the Shore to Delaware. It also offers the history of the region's pivotal role in the development of weather science that goes back to colonial times.
Foreword Edward G. Rendell Preface Acknowledgments 1. History of Weather Science and Observing in the Philadelphia Area Observations: It all Starts Here The Modern National Weather Service 2. Basics of Weather and Weather Forecasting From Folklore to Fundamentals Basic Building Blocks of Weather and Climate General Climate Features of the Philadelphia Area Weather Forecasting 3. Winter: December January February Tough Forecasting on the Edge Winter Cold Winter Snow Historical Winters 4. Spring: March April May From Winter to Spring Nor'easters Thunderstorms Tornadoes River Flooding Looking Ahead: glimpses of Summer in Spring 5. Summer: June July August Heat and Humidity Summer Precipitation: Drenching Ran and Drought Air Pollution The Shore 6. Autumn: September October November Autumn: Season of Stability Hurricanes: The Greatest Storms on Earth Hurricane Dangers Hurricane Forecasting Philadelphia and Coastal Vulnerability Historical Delaware Valley and Shore Hurricanes A Philadelphia-area Nightmare Hurricane Scenario Looking Ahead: Signs of What Is to Come 7. Philadelphia's Future Climate Future Climate: Months and Season;Future Climate: Years and Decades (and Longer) Epilogue Appendix A: Philadelphia Daily and Monthly Climate Data Appendix B: Climate Data for Wilmington, Delaware; Allentown, Pennsylvania; and Atlantic City, New Jersey Notes Bibliography Additional Web Resources List of Illustrations List of Tables Index
"When it comes to Philadelphia weather, Jon Nese and Glenn 'Hurricane' Schwartz know what's going on. Now, you can get the best of their knowledge about your weather in a clear, concise, fun book." --Al Roker, NBC's Today Show "Jon Nese and Glenn Schwartz have put together extensive information regarding weather in the Philadelphia area. Rather than just compiling a book of statistics, they have crafted a fascinating book full of stories going far beyond the seasonal variations in the local weather. Their book is sure to be of interest to Philadelphia residents and will serve as an invaluable source of reference material for teachers, the media, emergency managers, and others with an interest in the history of meteorology." --Dr. Greg Forbes, Severe Weather Expert, The Weather Channel "It offers readers insight into the region's seasonal, and quite changeable, weather conditions, the history of weather observation in the area and a slew of fun facts." --Bucks County Courier Times "That synergy between science and entertainment is evident throughout the book. Structured with the rich details of a meteorology primer and the thumbnail sketches of an almanac, this compulsively readable volume also functions as a cultural history of the forecasters and storms embedded in our memories." --Mayfair News
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