Blending meteorological history with the history of scientific cartography, Monmonier charts the phenomenon of lake effect snow and explores the societal impacts of extreme weather Along the way, he introduces readers to natural philosophers who gradually identified this distinctive weather pattern, to tales of communities adapting to notoriously disruptive storms, and to some of the snowiest regions of the country Characterized by intense snowfalls lasting from a couple of minutes to several days, lake effect snow is deposited by narrow bands of clouds formed when cold, dry arctic air passes over a large, relatively warm inland lake With perhaps only half the water content of regular snow, lake snow is typically light, fluffy, and relatively easy to shovel Intriguing stories of lake effect s quirky behavior and diverse impacts include widespread ignorance of the phenomenon in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries Since then a network of systematic observers have collected several decades of data worth mapping, and reliable shortterm predictions based on satellites, Doppler radar, and computer models are now available Moving effortlessly from atmospheric science to anecdotes, Monmonier offers a richly detailed account of a type of weather that has long been misunderstood Residents of lake effect regions, history buffs, and weather junkies alike will relish this entertaining and informative book....
|Title||:||Lake Effect: Tales of Large Lakes, Arctic Winds, and Recurrent Snows|
|Publisher||:||Syracuse University Press 1 edition September 13, 2012|
|Number of Pages||:||246 pages|
|File Size||:||788 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Lake Effect: Tales of Large Lakes, Arctic Winds, and Recurrent Snows Reviews
Lake Effect: Tales of Large Lakes, Arctic Winds, and Recurrent Snows introduces readers to a wide range of ideas associated with the large snows commonly talked about and depicted by the national media. Lake effect snow is an intriguing subject due to the tremendous snowfall totals that occur in just a few locations in the United States. The author, Mark Monmonier, does a tremendous job explaining why these storms happen and goes on into further detail in how the storms are predicted, the impacts of the snowstorms, historical snow data, and how climate change is playing a role in changing these storms.
For those that loves to know about the weather and lake effects, this is a book to have. Gave it to my dad for x-mas and he loved it. He isn't much of a reader but he really enjoyed the book.
I really enjoyed reading this book and living about 30 minutes south of the snow belt, it helped me understand this winter-time phenomenon better!
This book is written for the non scientist. It is well written with many facts about lake effect snowfall around the Great Lakes region of the United States.