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Tornadoes [Hardcover]

Michael Allaby

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May 22 2002 0816035172 978-0816035175
The books in this series make up an introduc tion to the science of weather for all readers aged eleven a nd over. The six volumes in the series are - Tornadoes, Drou ghts, Blizzards, Hurricanes, Floods, and A Chronology of Wea ther. '

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This volume in the Dangerous Weather series will discourage all but the most intrepid of budding meteorologists. Small, dense type and a difficult, specialized vocabulary combine for some college-level discourse: ``Diverging air, flowing away from an area of high pressure, or anticyclone, has negative relative vorticity and provided the divergence continues at a constant rate, its absolute vorticity decreases eventually to zero.'' A single paragraph introduces planetary vorticity, vorticity of the moving stream, relative vorticity, absolute vorticity, cyclonic motion, positive vorticity, anticyclonic, and negative vorticity. The title may act as a supplement to curriculum-planning, but it's impossible to imagine students settling into this one on their own. (b&w photos and illustrations, not seen) (Nonfiction. 14+) -- Copyright ©1997, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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