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By Michael Allaby

ISBN-10: 0816047928

ISBN-13: 9780816047925

This up-to-date and revised quantity within the risky climate sequence explores many features of climate in addition to the technological know-how of climate. equipped and written in an easy-to-follow kind, writer Michael Allaby solutions an important questions scholars and non-specialists have approximately climate and he presents a common review of the present details that shapes the way in which climate is known and studied. gains contain dialogue of ways the climates of the realm have replaced over the centuries; a 5,000-year chronology of risky climate, from c. 3,200 BCE to the current; a chronology of discoveries directory vital advancements within the realizing of climate, biographies of famous climate scientists, and advances in forecasting from c. 340 BCE to the current; easy-to-perform experiments (which require no precise gear) that discover a variety of points of climate and climate technology; climate class and dimension scales, together with the Beaufort Scale of Wind power, Saffir/Simpson typhoon Scale, and the Fujita twister depth Scale; and a word list of phrases and ideas used through the ebook and sequence.

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A tornado at Marion, Illinois, killed at least 10 people on May 29. • Monsoon rains caused flooding in Sumatra, Indonesia, on June 3, killing at least 225 people and leaving about 3,000 homeless. • Winds of up to 137 MPH (220 km/h; hurricane category 5) struck Orissa, India, on June 4, killing 200 people and leaving about 200,000 homeless. • Flooding in Connecticut on June 5 and 6 killed at least 12 people. • Winds up to 90 MPH (145 km/h; hurricane category 2) in Paraña and São Paulo, Brazil, on June 26 and 27 killed at least 43 people and injured 500.

S. naval fleet in the Philippine Sea inadvertently sailed directly into Typhoon Cobra, with winds of up to 130 MPH (209 km/h) and waves up to 70 feet (21 m) high. Three destroyers sank, 150 carrier-borne aircraft were destroyed, and 790 sailors were killed. 1948 • In October, smog due to pollution at Donora, Pennsylvania, killed 17 people and made about 6,000 ill. 1950 • On November 24, air polluted by hydrogen sulfide at Poza Rica, Mexico, killed 22 people and made 320 ill. 1952 • Following heavy rain on already saturated land on Exmoor, in southwest England, amounting to 9 inches (229 mm) in 24 hours, on the night of August 15 the West and East Lyn Rivers overflowed, cut a new channel, and inundated the coastal village of Lynmouth, depositing about 5,000 years of dangerous weather 224,000 tons (203,000 tonnes) of debris, including large boulders, on the shore.

Blizzards throughout the northeastern states of the United States on February 1 caused more than 100 deaths. • A blizzard in the central United States in March blocked 100 miles (160 km) of interstate highway in South Dakota and killed nine people in Colorado, four in Nebraska, and two in Kansas. • A tornado struck Madaripur and Kishorganj, Bangladesh, on April 1, killing more than 600 people and injuring 1,500. • Tornadoes and floods in the United States on April 4 affected West Virginia, Virginia, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, and Kentucky, killing 40 people and causing damage estimated to cost $275 million.

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