By David A. J. Seargent
This publication is, in a feeling, a sequel to David Seargent's first Springer publication Weird Astronomy (2010). while Weird Astronomy prolonged over a extensive diversity of only astronomical subject matters, the current paintings concentrates on phenomena in the direction of domestic; the atmospheric and "shallow house" occasions rather than deep area occasions. the road among astronomy and meteorology is blurred - a incontrovertible fact that is mentioned in Weird Weather. it isn't essentially a e-book of "wonders" or of the unexplained, even though a few of the subject matters lined stay mysteries. it really is basically directed towards people who are fascinated about weather and climate, and who're open-minded whilst contemplating Earth's weather, what drives it, and what are the reasons of weather switch. the writer, David A. J. Seargent, offers the evidence with a balanced and medical approach.
Weird climate: stories of Astronomical and Atmospheric Anomalies is set unusual, strange, and it appears inexplicable observations of the air and sky. basically those are within the Earth's surroundings, yet there are corresponding phenomena within the atmospheres of alternative planets of the sun procedure - lightning on Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn, whirlwinds and mud storms of Mars, and auroras on Jupiter. themes contain anomalous lighting, anomalous sounds, amazing results of cloud illumination by means of the sunlight or Moon, lightning phenomena, electrophonic sounds of lightning, aurora and meteors, twister and whirlwind phenomena on the earth and Mars, ordinary atmospheric results, mirages, and the potential astronomical impacts on cloud and climate.
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