The Australian Weather Book
Understanding Our Climate and how it Affects Us
|By||Keith Colls, Dick Whitaker and Richard Whitaker|
|Format||Paperback / softback|
|Book Size||241 x 166 x 13|
|Imprint||Reed New Holland|
|Release Date||1 Feb 2012|
|Subject Classification||The natural world, country life & pets / The Earth: natural history general / Weather|
Understanding our climate and how it affects us.
Australia has a unique climate. Learn more about it in this third edition of The Australian Weather Book. This book is a colourful overview of Australia?s climate and weather, written in an easily accessible way. With plenty of information on the following topics:
- How the weather affects us personally and in our day-to-day living; An explanation of Australia?s climate ?rainfall, temperature, drought, flood, El Ni?o, the Southern Oscillation Index and weather extremes; Climatic change and the effect of human activity on climate including the greenhouse effect and ozone depletion; How and why the atmosphere works ? details of wind circulations including the southerly buster and Spillane Eddy; Clouds ? how they form and the different types; Instruments used to measure weather phenomena ? from barometers and thermometers to radar and Automatic Weather Stations, as well as other environmental disasters ?Cyclone Tracy, the Ash Wednesday and Black Saturday bushfires, the Brisbane floods of 1974 and the Toowoomba floods of 2011.