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Cloud Book : How to Understand the Skies - THE MET OFFICE

Cloud Book

How to Understand the Skies

Paperback Published: 28th March 2008
ISBN: 9780715328088
Number Of Pages: 160

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A guide to the clouds, helping you to identify various cloud types and related phenomena, and understand its implications for the weather. It follows a logical progression from low clouds to the high stratus clouds, and on to special clouds. It features an introduction on the history of cloud classification.|Clouds have been the object of fascination throughout history, their fleeting magnificence and endless variability providing food for thought for scientists and daydreamers alike. Clouds may have many individual shapes, but there are a few basic forms. In this definitive guide to the clouds and the skies, Richard Hamblyn introduces you to all the different cloud species. The Cloud Book will enable you to identify individual clouds, skies and phenomena. You will also be able to track their likely changes over time and predict the implications they have for the weather you may experience.

Produced in association with the Met Office - the world's premier weather forecasting bureau - all things to do with the origin and development of a cloud are here. Whether you are looking at a giant cumulonimbus or a tiny shred of stratus factus, an everyday occurrence or a fleeting rarity, your cloud-spotting will be expertly informed and much more satisfying with this handy reference guide. The Cloud Book includes a detailed introduction on the history of cloud classification and is illustrated with stunning images from around the globe. Take it with you on walks and have it handy in the garden so that you can enjoy sky-gazing every day. This is the only guide to cloud classification that you will ever need and is the ideal daytime partner for our must-have book on the night sky - The Star Book by Peter Grego.

Good reference on cloud type


A good illustrated reference to cloud groups as defined in the WMO cloud atlas.



Just the thing for a cloudy day


This is a really interesting reference to check out what is going on 'up in the sky'. I keep it in the car so if I am at the beach in particular, I can look through and find the page that best matches the formations out at sea or over Kapiti Island (off the coast where I live).

Wellington, New Zealand


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Introduction; The Classification System & its History; Glossary; Low Clouds; Medium Clouds; High Clouds; Special Clouds and Other Phenomena; Clouds and Climate Change; Quick Cloud Identifier; Acknowledgments; Index.

ISBN: 9780715328088
ISBN-10: 0715328085
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 28th March 2008
Publisher: DAVID & CHARLES
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 16.8 x 24.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.54

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