3 November 2008
The Met Office has teamed up with publishers Dorling Kindersley to produce a Weather book as part of its Eyewitness Companion series.
This is the first time that the Met Office has been given the opportunity to author a title that covers both weather and climate change.
Weather is just one of a series and describes the complex science of meteorology to the layman. From teenagers to adults, the book is a one-stop guide of all you need to know about meteorology - whatever your age or knowledge.
Drawing on the expertise from across the Met Office, the book covers a wide range of areas in six chapters, focusing on how weather works, weather phenomena, world climates, forecasting and climate change. The text goes hand-in-hand with pictures and schematic diagrams.
The final chapter of the book is dedicated to climate change and uses world-class science from the Met Office Hadley Centre to explain all aspects of global warming, from history to impacts.
To help produce the book the Met Office enlisted the assistance of freelance writer Ross Reynolds. Ross is a senior teacher of Meteorology at the University of Reading and has taught many forecasters and scientists who now work at the Met Office.