Northeast Snowstorms (Volume I: Overview, Volume II: The Cases)
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This is one of the best meteorological reference books available, and the most comprehensive treatment of winter storms. The foremost experts in the field bring you two volumes of insights, historic photographs, more than 200 color figures, and a DVD with high-resolution digital model-based reanalysis data for every case storm.
Designed with researchers, students, and weather observers and enthusiasts in mind, Northeast Snowstorms takes the unique approach of utilizing conventional weather charts and detailed descriptions of individual storms to analyze storms in a multi-disciplinary way. The most comprehensive treatment of winter storms ever compiled, this two-volume set includes case studies, insights, historic photos, and 200 color figures.
The DVD included at the back of Volume 2 contains five days of complete reanalysis data at 35-km grid resolution and 64 vertical levels for each of the cases. This allows everyone from enthusiasts to students to conduct their own diagnostic studies or research projects for any of the 70 historic cases, from a PC or workstation environment. Instructors take note: this is an excellent tool for creating classroom exercises.
"If there were a gold standard for weather reference books, it would be the two-volume Northeast Snowstorms. It is an extraordinary reference work of any sort but a treasure for anyone who loves snowstorms or weather history." — Christopher C. Burt
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Volume I: Overview
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Climatology
Chapter 3.Synoptic Descriptions of Major Snowstorms: Snowfall and Surface Features
Chapter 4. Synoptic Descriptions of Major Snowstorms: UpperLevel Features
Chapter 5. "Near Miss" Events in the Urban Corridor
Chapter 6.Mesoscale Aspects of Northeast Snowfall Distribution
Chapter 7. Dynamical and Physical Processes Influencing Northeast Snowstorms
Chapter 8. Summary, Forecast Advances, and a Northeast Snowfall Impact Scale (NESIS)
Appendix: Seasonal Snowfall Statistics
Volume II: The Cases
Chapter 9. Historical Overview
Chapter 10. Thirty-two Selected Snowstorms: 1950-2003
Chapter 11. Descriptions of "Near Miss" Events
Chapter 12. Early and Late Snow Season Snows
Louis W. Uccellini is Director of the National Weather Service, National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP). He is responsible for technology and operations at NCEP's Central Operations and Environmental Modeling Center, as well as seven national centers that forecast specific weather phenomena, including the National Hurricane Center, Storm Prediction Center, Space Environment Center, and Aviation Weather Center.
Paul J. Kocin worked as a winter weather expert for The Weather Channel, where he was responsible for predicting the path, intensity, and duration of winter storms; a meteorologist for NOAA's Hydrometeorological Prediction Center; and a research meteorologist in the Laboratory for Atmospheres at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
The Wall Street Journal
If there were a gold standard for weather reference books, it would be the two-volume Northeast Snowstorms. You may know Paul Kocin as th e laconic ""winter weather expert"" who pops up on the Weather Channel whenever a blizzard is about to hit. Louis Uccellini is a senior official at the National Weather Service. Their book is scientific and not for everyone, but those who have the patience to dig through this compendium of Northeast snowstorm data will in short order be winter-weather experts themselves . It covers every snowstorm of any significance to affect the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions since the Blizzard of 1888, providing upper-air charts, snowfall maps and even satellite imagery for the more recent storms. It is an extraordinary reference work of any sort but a treasure for anyone who loves snowstorms or weather history.