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The Resource Hurricane watch : forecasting the deadliest storms on earth, Bob Sheets and Jack Williams

Hurricane watch : forecasting the deadliest storms on earth, Bob Sheets and Jack Williams

Label
Hurricane watch : forecasting the deadliest storms on earth
Title
Hurricane watch
Title remainder
forecasting the deadliest storms on earth
Statement of responsibility
Bob Sheets and Jack Williams
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This [book] ... covers everything from the earliest efforts by seafarers at predicting storms to the way satellite imaging is revolutionizing hurricane forecasting. It reveals the latest information on hurricanes: their effects on ocean waves, the causes of the variable wind speeds in different parts of the storm, and the origins of the super-cooled shafts of water that vent at high altitudes." From the author of The USA Today Weather Book & the former Director of the National Hurricane Center comes this insightful & compelling history of forecasting the most destructive storms on the planet. The ultimate guide to the ultimate storms, Hurricane Watch is a fascinating blend of science and history from one of the world's foremost meteorologists and an award-winning science journalist. This in-depth look at these awe-inspiring acts of nature covers everything from the earliest efforts by seafarers at predicting storms to the way satellite imaging is revolutionizing hurricane forecasting. It reveals the latest information on hurricanes: their effects on ocean waves, the causes of the variable wind speeds in different parts of the storm, and the origins of the super-cooled shafts of water that vent at high altitudes. Hurricane Watch is a compelling history of man's relationship with the deadliest storms on earth. Includes: - The story of the nineteenth-century Cuban Jesuit whose success at predicting the great cyclones was considered almost mystical. - A new look at Isaac Cline, whose infamous failure to predict the Galveston Hurricane left him obsessed with the devastating effects of storm surge. - The story of the Hurricane Hunters, including the first man ever to deliberately fly into a hurricane. - A complete account of how computer modeling has changed hurricane tracking. - A history of Project Stormfury: the only significant, organized effort to reduce the damaging strength of severe hurricanes. - A unique firsthand account of Hurricane Andrew by both authors, who were at the National Hurricane Center when Andrew struck. - A listing of the deadliest storms in history
Cataloging source
DLC
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Sheets, Bob
Dewey number
551.64/52
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QC944
LC item number
.S56 2001
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Williams, Jack
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hurricanes
  • Cyclone forecasting
  • Cyclone forecasting
  • Hurricanes
  • Huracanes
  • Pronóstico de ciclón
Label
Hurricane watch : forecasting the deadliest storms on earth, Bob Sheets and Jack Williams
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Publication
Note
"A Vintage original."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Early history and science -- Nineteenth century -- Early 1900s -- Flying reconnaissance -- The 1950s -- The 1960s -- Controlling storms -- The 1970s and '80s -- Computer modeling -- Hurricane Andrew -- The future -- Appendices
Control code
ocm47722215
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
331 pages
Isbn
9780375703904
Lccn
2001026102
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o47722215
  • (OCoLC)47722215
Label
Hurricane watch : forecasting the deadliest storms on earth, Bob Sheets and Jack Williams
Link
Publication
Note
"A Vintage original."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Early history and science -- Nineteenth century -- Early 1900s -- Flying reconnaissance -- The 1950s -- The 1960s -- Controlling storms -- The 1970s and '80s -- Computer modeling -- Hurricane Andrew -- The future -- Appendices
Control code
ocm47722215
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
331 pages
Isbn
9780375703904
Lccn
2001026102
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o47722215
  • (OCoLC)47722215

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