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30-Second Meteorology

A brilliant, beautiful new book of brief meteorological explanations.

30-Second Meteorology explains the 50 most significant worldwide weather phenomena including interesting facts, and biographies of pioneering scientists who made milestone meteorological discoveries.

From everyday drizzle to the most extreme of hurricanes, the book's lead editor is Professor Adam Scaife, an expert in climate prediction and Head of Long-range Forecasting at the Met Office. 30-Second Meteorology also includes a foreword by Met Office Chief Scientist, Professor Dame Julia Slingo.

With more than 20 years of experience, Adam investigates mechanisms and predictability of weather and climate. Having published over 100 peer reviewed papers, his recent studies include exciting new evidence for long-range predictability of winter weather.

Adam says: "Given the growing importance of weather and climate to modern society, this book provides a grounding in the fascinating science that explains worldwide weather, ranging from daily weather to the future of the planet under climate change."

Published by Ivy Press, 30-Second Meteorology is available online or from good bookshops.