By Jack Challoner
Ураган и Торнадо - руководство по природе наиболее опасных и разрушительных сил. В книге потрясающие полноцветные фотографии, модели и иллюстрации . here's a dramatic and compelling advisor to natures most threatening and damaging forces. beautiful full-color photos, versions and illustrations provide a distinct «eyewitness» view of catastrophic climatic conditions. See into the attention of a spiraling cyclone, hailstones the scale of tennis balls, a astonishing lightning ball, the devastating results of the El Nino phenomenon, and the way a steady mountain move can develop into a raging torrent inside a couple of minutes. study the ideas built during the centuries to forecast climate, concerning the bird that was once stripped of its feathers by way of a twister, approximately Benjamin Franklins lightning rod, and why human job could cause climate styles to alter. realize what factors huge waves in a position to engulfing whole towns, the disastrous outcomes of drought, how vegetation and animals have tailored to resist severe stipulations, the elements styles past Earth, and masses, even more.
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C) 2011 Dorling Kindersley. All Rights Reserved. 55 Freaky conditions The earth’s atmosphere, together with the sun, provides all the MYSTERIOUS GLOW One eerie effect of an electrified thundercloud is St. Elmo’s Fire. This is a rare blue-green light that glows at the tips of pointed objects, such as a ship’s rigging, during a storm. An object may glow in this way as it slowly leaks an electric charge that is in turn attracted to the charge at the base of a thundercloud. weather conditions experienced on Earth.
All Rights Reserved. 46 FROM FAR AFIELD Instrument for recording wind speed and direction This automatic weather station is located in the middle of a field. It gathers measurements of wind speed and direction, temperature, humidity, and sunlight. Some stations send information to weather satellites, which send the data on to weather agencies. The more data that meteorologists can collect, the better their forecasts will be. A meteorologist downloads weather data to his portable computer SATELLITE VIEW This image was taken by a satellite instrument that is sensitive to infrared radiation.
Some of these trees are over 4,000 years old, and are a living record of the history of the climate. The tree rings can be analyzed by boring into the trunk and removing a long thin sample of wood. The thicker a tree ring, the warmer the climate in that year A massive iceberg in Greenland dwarfs a passing fishing trawler SPACE DUST This crater, in what is now Arizona, records the impact of a huge meteorite that hit the Earth 50,000 years ago. Millions of tons of dust were thrown up into the air, and most of it stayed in the air for about a year.
Hurricane & Tornado (DK Eyewitness Books) by Jack Challoner