Eric R. Snodgrass, The Great Courses – The Science of Extreme Weather


Thanks to an ongoing revolution in the science of meteorology, we can now understand how extreme weather conditions arise, produce far more accurate forecasts, and know how to protect ourselves when dangerous conditions develop. The Science of Extreme Weather is your field guide to the worst that Earths atmosphere can inflict.

In 24 exciting, informative, and potentially life-saving half-hour lectures aimed at weather novices and amateur forecasters alike, you gain a surprisingly powerful tool in the face of such overwhelming forces: knowledge. Even as the population of the globe continues to increase, fewer and fewer people are dying from extreme weather. The credit goes to improved forecasting tools along with more accurate computer models that weigh the countless data points that represent the ever-changing atmosphere. As a result, it is rare for a severe weather event to catch meteorologists by surprise.

Guided by meteorologist, storm chaser, and award-winning teacher Eric R. Snodgrass, you learn the fundamental science that underlies blizzards, flash floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, heat waves, and more. Youll come away with newfound appreciation and respect for weathers most awe-inspiring phenomena.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

Author: Eric R. Snodgrass, The Great Courses
Narrator: Eric R. Snodgrass
Duration: 12 hours 55 minutes
Released: 18 May 2012
Publisher: The Great Courses
Language: English

User Review:

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Great information and presentation! Increased my fascination with the world we live in. Highly recommend this work for anyone that is trying to better understand the conditions that lead to extreme weather events.