"We all like to complain about the weather, but no one wants to do anything about it."
-- Mark Twain

Knowing what it is will be a start. Some weather terms are basic and obvious.

We all know what a cloud, an iceberg or a tornado is. But do we know how tornadic wind works? How an El Niño oscillation affects weather far away from it? Where do monsoons come from, and what is Absolute Zero, Lake Effect Snow, Sea Smoke and the Weather Bomb that hit Boston on January 29, 2022?

This dictionary of common and less-known scientific terms about weather and the phenomena resulting from weather dynamics will interest all the people fascinated by weather -- and there are many. In addition to approximately 1,000 weather terms explained and illustrated with color photographs, there are 14 large "features" that thoroughly show and explain the workings of:

  • Aurora
  • Cloudspotting for Beginners
  • El Niño Southern Oscillation
  • Green Flash
  • Halo Phenomena
  • Jet Streams
  • Lightning
  • Monsoons
  • Nova Zemlya Effect
  • Rainbows
  • Snow
  • Tropical Cyclones, Hurricanes and Typhoons
  • Tornadoes
  • Virga.

This compact and colorful book will be a great window-side reference.