By Michael Allaby
This up to date and revised quantity within the harmful climate sequence explores many features of climate in addition to the technological know-how of climate. geared up and written in an easy-to-follow variety, writer Michael Allaby solutions an important questions scholars and non-specialists have approximately climate and he offers a normal evaluate of the present info that shapes the best way climate is known and studied. beneficial properties comprise dialogue of the way the climates of the realm have replaced over the centuries; a 5,000-year chronology of harmful climate, from c. 3,200 BCE to the current; a chronology of discoveries directory vital advancements within the knowing 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 particular apparatus) that discover a number of elements of climate and climate technology; climate category and dimension scales, together with the Beaufort Scale of Wind power, Saffir/Simpson storm Scale, and the Fujita twister depth Scale; and a thesaurus of phrases and ideas used during the ebook and sequence.
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Flooding in Gujarat, India, in June left at least 935 people dead or missing. • The Yangtze River in China overflowed in late June and early July, causing extensive flooding that was believed to have caused hundreds of deaths. • Floods and landslides in Masuda, Japan, on July 23 killed 82 people. • Flooding in Banggai, Indonesia, in July killed 11 people and left 2,000 homeless. • Flooding in Bangladesh in August killed 41 people. • Hurricane Alicia, category 4, with winds of 115 MPH (185 km/h), struck southern Texas on August 18, causing extensive damage in Galveston and Houston.
Typhoon Ike struck the coast of Guangxi Zhuang, China, on September 6, causing widespread damage and killing 13 people whose fishing boats were lost at sea. • Floods and landslides in Nepal in September killed more than 150 people. • Floods in central Vietnam in October killed 33 people and left more than 38,000 families homeless. • A tornado at Maravilha, Brazil, on October 9 killed at least 10 people.
Floodwaters demolished an earth dam in Baluchistan Province, Pakistan, on September 5, causing floods that inundated more than 5,000 square miles (129,500 km2) and swept away entire villages. • Typhoon Fran, category 3, struck southern Japan on September 8 to 13 with 100-MPH (160-km/h) winds and 60 inches (1,524 mm) of rain, killing 104 people, leaving 57 missing, and making an estimated 325,000 homeless. 5 inches (140 mm) of rain, struck La Paz, Mexico, and on October 1 destroyed a 30-foot (9-m) earth dam.
A Chronology of Weather by Michael Allaby