Air Ministry: Meteorological Office The Weather Map: an Introduction to Modern Meteorology

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    THIS publication was first issued in 1916 for the benefit primarily of those who were making use of meteorology in the War. The work has naturally grown, although only slight alterations are made in the present issue. A note on visibility has been added. The book is of the highest possible value to those who wish to obtain an intelligent interest in the weather and its numerous and complicated changes. The author, who has done much to place meteorology in its present position among the sciences, has achieved an immense success in placing modern meteorology so thoroughly and so simply before his readers. With the extensive broadcasting of the weather forecasts, many are wishful of obtaining an intelligent insight into the construction of the weather map and the weather changes indicated. The sequence of the weather is dealt with, and simple types are given showing the influence of time on changes of weather, winds, temperature, and pressure. Tables and maps are given for the reduction of the observations and show the average or normal conditions of the several elements for the whole or any part of the British Islands. A chapter is given on the upper air; it is stated that the world's height record in an aeroplane is 39,587 feet, achieved by M. Callizo on October 10, 1924, at Villacoublay near Paris. The highest mountain climb was achieved by the climbing party on Mount Everest, seen on June 8, 1924, at a height of 28,230 feet. The ballonsonde has enabled temperature observations to the height of 22 miles, and on many occasions up to 12 miles.

    Air Ministry: Meteorological Office. The Weather Map: an Introduction to Modern Meteorology.

    By Sir Napier Shaw. (Published by Authority of the Meteorological Committee.) Sixth issue. (M.O. 225i.) Pp. 112 + 8 plates + 8 charts. (London: H.M. Stationery Office, 1925.) 1s. 3d. net.

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