Storm And Cloud Dynamics

Author : William R. Cotton
ISBN : 9780080959832
Genre : Science
File Size : 38.36 MB
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This book focuses on the dynamics of clouds and of precipitating mesoscale meteorological systems. Clouds and precipitating mesoscale systems represent some of the most important and scientifically exciting weather systems in the world. These are the systems that produce torrential rains, severe winds including downburst and tornadoes, hail, thunder and lightning, and major snow storms. Forecasting such storms represents a major challenge since they are too small to be adequately resolved by conventional observing networks and numerical prediction models. Key Features * Key Highlights of This Text * Provides a complete treatment of clouds integrating the analysis of air motions with cloud structure, microphysics, and precipitation mechanics * Describes and explains the basic types of clouds and cloud systems that occur in the atmosphere-fog, stratus, stratocumulus, altocumulus, altostratus, cirrus, thunderstorms, tornadoes, waterspouts, orographically induced clouds, mesoscale convection complexes, hurricanes, fronts, and extratropical cyclones * Presents a photographic guide, presented in the first chapter, linking the examination of each type of cloud with an image to enhance visual retention and understanding * Summarizes the fundamentals, both observational and theoretical, of atmospheric dynamics, thermodynamics, cloud microphysics, and radar meteorology, allowing each type of cloud to be examined in depth * Integrates the latest field observations, numerical model simulations, and theory * Supplies a theoretical treatment suitable for the advanced undergraduate or graduate level
Category: Science

Holidays Abroad

Author : Caroline Matilda Kirkland
ISBN : NYPL:33433006214344
Genre : Europe
File Size : 72.27 MB
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Category: Europe

Oxford Dictionary Of Modern Slang

Author : John Ayto
ISBN : 9780199232055
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 66.6 MB
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Offering coverage of over 6,000 slang words and expressions from the Cockney 'abaht' to the American term 'zowie', this is the most authoritative dictionary of slang from the 20th and 21st centuries.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Safety Issues At The Defense Production Reactors

Author : Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
ISBN : 9780309263702
Genre :
File Size : 67.64 MB
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Shortly after the April 1986 nuclear accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station in the Soviet Union, Secretary of Energy John S. Herrington requested that the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering provide an independent assessment of the implications of the accident for the safe operation of 11 of the Department of Energy's (DOE's) larger reactors. In response, the Academies formed the Committee to Assess Safety and Technical Issues at DOE Reactors, which in August 1986 began the study requested by the Secretary. Safety Issues at the Defense Production Reactors provides an assessment of safety and technical issues at 4 of the 11 reactors. This review was completed by a committee whose members are experienced in reactor safety, particularly in the commercial and naval reactor fields. This committee reviewed extensive documentation from the DOE and its contractors, including departmental orders, testimony before Congress, safety analyses and incident reports, correspondence, audit and surveillance reports, minutes or meetings, and other documents, as well as several site visits explained in the report.

Report No 6

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ISBN : NAP:13063
Genre : Biology
File Size : 31.4 MB
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Category: Biology

The Bees In Your Backyard

Author : Joseph S. Wilson
ISBN : 9781400874156
Genre : Nature
File Size : 72.66 MB
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The Bees in Your Backyard provides an engaging introduction to the roughly 4,000 different bee species found in the United States and Canada, dispelling common myths about bees while offering essential tips for telling them apart in the field. The book features more than 900 stunning color photos of the bees living all around us—in our gardens and parks, along nature trails, and in the wild spaces between. It describes their natural history, including where they live, how they gather food, their role as pollinators, and even how to attract them to your own backyard. Ideal for amateur naturalists and experts alike, it gives detailed accounts of every bee family and genus in North America, describing key identification features, distributions, diets, nesting habits, and more. Provides the most comprehensive and accessible guide to all bees in the United States and Canada Features more than 900 full-color photos Offers helpful identification tips and pointers for studying bees Includes a full chapter on how to attract bees to your backyard
Category: Nature

Northern Navajo Frontier 1860 1900

Author : Robert Mcpherson
ISBN : 0874214246
Genre : History
File Size : 56.39 MB
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McPherson argues that, instead of being a downtrodden group of prisoners, defeated militarily in the 1860s and dependent on the U.S. government for protection and guidance in the 1870s and 80s, the Navajo nation was vigorously involved in defending and expanding the borders of their homelands. This was accomplished not through war nor as a concerted effort, but by an aggressive defensive policy built on individual action that varied with changing circumstances. Many Navajos never made the Long Walk to Bosque Redondo. Instead they eluded capture in northern and western hinterlands and thereby pushed out their frontier. This book focuses on the events and activities in one part of the Navajo borderlands-the northern frontier-where between 1860 and 1900 the Navajos were able to secure a large portion of land that is still part of the reservation. This expansion was achieved during a period when most Native Americans were losing their lands.
Category: History

Climatological Data

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ISBN : UOM:39015023922472
Genre : Meteorology
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Collection of the monthly climatological reports of the United States by state or region, with monthly and annual national summaries.
Category: Meteorology