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Climatology - Reference Sources
The following is a selection of sources in the open-shelf reference
collection on the lower level of the Science, Industry
and Business Library. To find more resources in the New York
Public Library's collections, check the library's catalogs, CATNYP and LEO. Relevant subject headings
are climatology and meteorology, but also search
under the names of particular phenomena, i.e. hurricanes.
Aviation weather handbook. Terry T. Lankford,
An in depth introduction to the weather. This handbook is intended for
pilots, both novice and expert, but may be of interest to anyone trying
to interpret weather data. Covers theory and practice.
|*R TL556 .L355
|Complete weather resource. Phillis
Contains experiments, biographies, weather facts, and much more. Chapters
are devoted to different topics: clouds, fog, tornadoes, hurricanes, climate,
|*R QC981 .E66 1997
|Encyclopedia of climate and weather. Stephen
H. Schneider (ed.), 1996.
This resource is useful for scholars, engineers, students and decision-makers.
Entries have definitions, history, areas of study, tables, maps, diagrams,
bibliographies, and charts, as well as a glossary and index.
|*R QC854.E523 1996
|Encyclopedia of hurricanes, typhoons, and cyclones. David
Contains entries on the history and science of cyclonic systems. Includes
appendices with lists of storms organized both chronologically and according
|*R QC944 .L66
|Glossary of weather and climate : with related
oceanic and hydrologic terms.
Ira W. Geer (ed.), 1996.
Gives brief definitions of terms.
|*R QC854 .G56
|Handy weather answer book. Walter
A. Lyons, 1997.
Questions and answers related to weather: clouds, cold and winter storms,
climate change, and more. For example, "how warm can it be and still snow?"
|*R QC999 .L96
|The history of weather. James Thaxter
Delineates the history of weather from "the birth of the earth to the twentieth
century". Includes history of ice ages, the Greek experience, meteorosensitivity
and other folklore, etc.
|*R QC855 .W55