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Treading on Thin Air: Atmospheric Physics, Forensic Meteorology, and Climate Change: How Weather Shapes...
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Elizabeth Austin
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Treading on Thin Air: Atmospheric Physics, Forensic Meteorology, and Climate Change: How Weather Shapes Our Everyday Lives

Elizabeth Austin


9781681774039

Pegasus


Mathematics & Sciences;
Global warming;
Weather


Paperback

288 pages

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Weather, water, and climate. How we feel, how productive we are, even our sheer existence, depends on these three things. The United States' economic activity varies annually by 1.7% due to weather-that is more than $500 billion dollars each year! Weather applications on mobile devices are the second most popular 'apps' - more popular than social networking, maps, music,and news. In Treading on Thin Air, Dr. Elizabeth Austin, a world-renowned atmospheric physicist, reveals how the climate is intimately tied to our daily lives. The effects and impacts of weather on humans, society and the planet are changing with the times. Dr. Austin will demystify climate change, revealing what is really happening with our climate and why, whether it is El Nino, tornadoes, floods or hurricanes. Weather and society are at its most fascinating at extremes, and as Dr. Austin is one of a handful of forensic meteorologists around the globe. She has been called upon to investigate plane crashes, murders, wildfires, avalanches, even bombing cases. Drawing upon her rich experiences, Austin's Treading on Thin Air promises to be an enlightening and informative journey through the wild word of weather.

By:   Elizabeth Austin
Imprint:   Pegasus
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 221mm,  Width: 145mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   330g
ISBN:   9781681774039
ISBN 10:   1681774038
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   May 2017
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Elizabeth Austin, Ph.D., is the founder and president of WeatherExtreme Ltd. and is recognized as one of America's foremost experts on climate change and extreme weather conditions. An aviation and forensic meteorologist, cloud and ice physicist, Dr. Austin has worked with NASA, the United Nation, the U.S. Department of Justice, and has counseled on cases ranging from aviation and wildfires to avalanches and tornadoes. An active member of the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society, she resides in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, with her family.


I loved this book. As a customs and intelligence officer, the deductive versus inductive reasoning is what I found particularly fascinating. -- Geoff Soper, Customs and Intelligence Officer, Christchurch, New Zealand Terrific. Treading on Thin Air explains highly complicated weather patterns and tackles global warming. But what really caught my attention was how Dr. Austin coached women on how to navigate a career in science fields. A fascinating read that captivated my attention. -- Jeff Tieferman, Consultant I found it fascinating, especially the discussing of flight KAL 801 in Guam, where she buried the contentions of the FAA about what was going on weather wise at Agana, when the flight was inbound. -- Jerry Sterns, Sterns & Walker

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