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By By (author) Bruce LaFontaine

ISBN-10: 0486430367

ISBN-13: 9780486430362

Fun-to-color photos and exact captions introduce school-age little ones to tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, and different atmospheric stipulations. rigorously researched illustrations and accompanying textual content depict and clarify cloud forms, thunderstorm formation, worldwide wind styles and ocean currents, radar climate tools, and different phenomena. forty four black-and-white illustrations.

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1997). Consequently, this phenomenon is sometimes referred to as the Atlantic Tropical Dipole, although the lack of a clear consensus on the actual dipole nature of the pattern leaves many simply referring to it as the decadal tropical Atlantic SST variability. This low-frequency SST phenomenon shows concurrent anomalies in the rainfall over Brazil and northern Africa (Figure 3-4a). Periods of greater-than-normal rainfall were experienced over northeast Brazil in the 1960s, and periods of lower-than-normal rainfall in the mid-1970s to early 1980s (Figure 3-4b).

New medicines have often been developed from existing biological compounds. The carriers of human illness respond to climate change when the ecosystem in which they live is affected by that change. It is believed that the outbreak of the deadly Hantavirus in 1993 in the southwestern United States was caused by a period of drought succeeded by heavy rains. , 1994). Coastal algal blooms, a breeding ground for the bacterium Vibrio cholera that sometimes finds its way into the food chain, have been linked to the cholera outbreak in South America in 1992 (Epstein, 1993).

In fact, the IPCC (IPCC, 1996b) estimates that worldwide approximately 46 million people a year experience flooding due to storm surges, and this number would double if there were a 50 cm rise in sea level. For example, consider the impact of erosion in this country due to changes in relative sea level. The Mississippi delta has the largest rate of land loss in the United States. Wetlands have been lost there at a rate of up to 100 km2 per year in this century, primarily through loss of sediment and land subsidence.

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