Weather and Climate is one of eight volumes in the Science Visual
Resources set. It contains nine sections, a comprehensive glossary,
a Web site guide, and an index.
Weather and Climate is a learning tool for students and teachers.
Full-color diagrams, graphs, charts, and maps on every page
illustrate the essential elements of the subject, while parallel text
provides key definitions and step-by-step explanations.
The atmospheric engine outlines the overall structure of Earth’s
atmosphere, its composition, and the global processes that drive
its patterns of circulation.
Components of weather looks in detail at all the major weather
phenomena, from winds to fog, rainfall, and snow.
Weather systems provides an overview of the formation,
movement, and interaction of large air masses and shows how
these determine the local weather.
Extremes of weather looks at the range of weather phenomena
across the globe, giving examples of the regions that experience
extremes. Simultaneously energetic and destructive weather
phenomena such as tornadoes and hurricanes are also covered in
Meteorology concerns the science of observing, recording, and
predicting weather and climate.
Climates and seasons provides an overview of the major climate
types and describes the crucial factors that determine climate at a
World climate data gives the average monthly temperatures,
rainfall, and sunshine data of 83 representative cities across the
U.S. climate data gives the average monthly temperatures, wind
speed, precipitation, and sunshine data of 35 U.S. cities.
Human impact on climate examines the evidence that human
activity is changing Earth’s climate. It also outlines the likely
outcome of such changes.