Reviews for Wind and Air Pressure


Horn Book Guide Reviews 2008 Spring
In this revised and updated meteorology series, different aspects of measuring and forecasting the weather are examined in volumes suitable for report-writers and young weather trackers alike. Measurement tools and systems used by professional meteorologists are explained and adapted for student experimentation. Each volume is clearly illustrated with color photos and charts. Reading list, websites. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Measuring the Weather titles: Cloud Cover, Forecasting the Weather, Precipitation, Temperature, and Wind and Air Pressure.]",,"Science Copyright 2008 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

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Horn Book Guide Reviews 2003 Spring
In this meteorology series, different aspects of measuring and forecasting the weather are examined in volumes suitable for researchers and young weather trackers alike. Measurement tools and systems used by professional meteorologists are explained and adapted for student experimentation. Each volume is clearly illustrated with color photos and charts. Bib., glos., ind. [Review covers these Measuring the Weather titles: [cf2]Cloud Cover, Forecasting the Weather, Precipitation, Temperature[cf1], and [cf2]Wind and Air Pressure[cf1].] Copyright 2003 Horn Book Guide Reviews

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School Library Journal Reviews 2003 April
Gr 3-6-Excellent introductions to weather forecasting, clouds, wind, temperature, and precipitation. The books are stylish and easy to read, and have full-color photographs, fact boxes, and charts with weather symbols. Chapters are only two pages in length, but cover the subject appropriately without overwhelming readers. Simple experiments are included in each book. Cloud Cover discusses UV radiation; four types of fog; analyzing and recording cloud cover; and the characteristics of cumulus, stratus, cirrus, and giant clouds. The predictions that can be made based on each cloud type are particularly interesting. In Forecasting Weather, students learn about weather stations, instruments, recording data, the Beaufort scale, making local forecasts based on data recorded, weather satellites, and photographing the weather. The author states that the Internet is useful for more information about weather, but gives no specific sites. Pressure discusses wind chill, measuring wind strength, barometers, air pressure, anemometers, El Nino, and jet streams. The charts, diagrams, and photographs are particularly useful in all of these titles. Some terms are difficult to explain to a younger audience, but the authors do a credible job. These overviews will also be useful to older students who need introductory information or are lower-level readers.-Michael McCullough, Byron-Bergen Middle School, Bergen, NY Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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