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Extreme Weather : Forty Years of the Tornado and Storm Research Organisation Torro (Hardcover)

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This book is about weather extremes in the United Kingdom. It presents fascinating and detailed insights into tornadoes (supercell and non-supercell tornadoes, historical and contemporary case studies, frequency and spatial distributions, and unique data on extreme events); thunderstorms (epic event analysis and observing); hailstorms (intensity, distributions and frequency of high-magnitude events); lightning (lightning as a hazard, impacts and injuries); ball lightning (definitions, impacts and case studies); flooding (historical and contemporary analysis, extreme rainfall and flash flooding); and snowfalls (heavy snowfall days and events). The book also looks at researching weather extremes, provides guidance on performing post-storm site investigations and details what is involved in severe weather forecasting. It is written by members, directors, and past and present heads of the research group of the Tornado and Storm Research Organisation (TORRO). With 15 chapters thematically arranged, and data appendix including a new tornado map of the United Kingdom, this book presents a wealth of information on meteorological extremes.

This volume is aimed primarily at researchers in the field of meteorology and climatology, but it will also be of interest to advanced undergraduate students undergoing relevant courses in this area.

Robert K. Doe, BA Hons. (Exon), Ph.D. (Port), FRMetS, MRI Robert graduated with a Ph.D from the University of Portsmouth, where he specialised in coastal storm climatology. Robert is a director and treasurer of the Tornado and Storm Research Organisation (TORRO), the Netherlands. He is a fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society (FRMetS) and member of the Royal Institution (MRI). He was Editor-in-Chief of The International Journal of Meteorology (2002-2006), and he has published research on meteorological phenomena, including tornadoes, waterspouts, floods, snowstorms, ball lightning, coastal storms, climate and risk. He is an honorary research fellow in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Liverpool.
Number of Pages: 327
Genre: Science
Sub-Genre: Earth Sciences / Meteorology + Climatology
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Language: English
Street Date: December 7, 2015
TCIN: 50596361
UPC: 9781118949955
Item Number (DPCI): 248-08-7563
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