The Storm Chasing Handbook is the definitive bible on storm chasing, packed with nearly 300 pages of storm chase history, philosophy, technique, and travel information. Learn about tornadoes, hail, gustnadoes, lightning, thunderstorms, and much more. Using key findings from the past four decades of scientific literature, readers learn the inner workings of severe weather and dabble with the fundamentals of forecasting techniques, blended with wisdom from the author?s own experiences. Many skilled chasers contribute their own wisdom in the form of anecdotes, tales, and funny stories. From target area and storm type prediction to successful, safe navigation, the Storm Chasing Handbook has it covered. A large appendix features a Great Plains travel guide covering local history, culture, meteorology, and geology for nearly 100 chase routes, as well as broadcast radio and NOAA weather maps, a summary of past chase years, and much more! Includes nearly a dozen illustrations and cartoons by pioneer and storm artist David Hoadley, some of which were commissioned especially for this book. Contains great photographs by Roger Hill, Gene Rhoden, Karen Leszke, Roger Edwards, and the author himself. Perfect for new chasers looking for a good start, seasoned veterans looking for travel information, chase tour customers, weather hobbyists, and anyone who deals with severe weather on a regular basis.
Huge, towering clouds build up in the sky--it's a super cell. The Doppler radar indicates that the system is rotating. But is there a funnel? Is it touching the ground? Only a storm chaser can confirm when a tornado is present--and help meteorologists warn nearby towns.Whenever severe weather threatens, storm chasers hit the road to hunt for tornadoes, hurricanes, or violent storms. Some drive thousands of miles in just a few days as they follow a storm system from Iowa to Texas. Others serve their cities and towns by taking photos from their backyards and phoning in storm details to local weather stations. Specially trained Hurricane Hunters hop into aircraft packed with scientific instruments to fly deep into powerful hurricanes, hoping to reach the eye of the storm.Are storm chasers a bunch of foolish daredevils? Not at all. Many are scientists while others are professional photographers and videographers. Storm chasers arm themselves with training about severe weather, use sophisticated instruments, and follow safety guidelines.In Chasing the Storm, you'll meet real storm chasers and meteorologists, hear their stories, and discover how they do their work. You'll learn tornado basics, get a great window into the science of meteorology, and learn how to pursue a career in the field. You might even decide to become a storm chaser yourself!
Social Reporting basiert auf der Idee, dass Mitglieder eines ortsbezogenen sozialen Netzwerks in der realen Welt für Mitglieder des Netzwerks relevante Ereignisse beobachten und Berichte über diese Beobachtungen anderen Nutzern zur Verfügung. Ein grundlegendes Problem des Social Reporting ist die Auswertung der Berichte und hierbei vor allem die Bewertung der Zuverlässigkeit eines Berichts. Es stellt sich die zentrale Frage: Wie sehr kann einem Bericht auf Basis anderer verwandter Berichte vertraut werden und wie lässt sich dieses "Vertrauen" ohne menschliches Eingreifen bestimmen? Viele Anwendungsszenarien des Social Reporting bilden einen kleinen und klar umrissenen Teil der Wirklichkeit ab. Die Nutzer bilden eine recht homogene Gruppe, die sich auf Basis des entsprechenden Anwendungsfalles nur für bestimmte Informationen interessieren. Ebenso ist auch die Auswertung der verschiedenen Berichte und deren Zuverlässigkeit an einen engen Rahmen gebunden, der eine automatische Verarbeitung mit recht einfachen Mitteln erlaubt. Allerdings ist zu beachten, dass die Bewertungskriterien für die Bestätigung von Berichten durch andere Berichte sehr unterschiedlich ausfallen können und absolut vom betreffenden Anwendungsfall abhängig sind. Die Folge des Bewertungsprozesses ist ein Bestätigungsgraph - auch confirmation graph genannt. Dieser bildet das durchaus komplexe Geflecht von bestätigenden und widersprechenden Berichten ab und erlaubt eine Aussage über die Zuverlässigkeit einzelner Berichte. Da in der bisherigen Nutzung des Social Reporting aufbauend auf einen beliebigen Anwendungsfall stets nur komplexe spezifische Regel- und Auswertungssysteme zum Einsatz kamen, wird in der vorliegenden Arbeit ein generischer Ansatz vorgestellt. Mit diesem ist es möglich auch komplexe und völlig unterschiedliche Anwendungsfälle mit einem Regelsystem abzubilden und einen davon ausgehenden Bestätigungsgraphen zu generieren. Um die Komplexität des vorliegenden Ansatzes gering zu halten, beschränkt sich der Ansatz zunächst nur auf nicht-metrische, temporale und attributive Relationen zwischen Berichten. Eine Erweiterung um soziale Aspekte ist jedoch eine denkbare Möglichkeit um den Funktionsumfang des folgenden generischen Ansatzes auszuweiten.
Twins are forced to confront a violent secret from their past in Jenna Blum's first novel since her runaway bestseller, Those Who Save Us How far would you go to protect a sibling-and at what cost to yourself? In Those Who Save Us, Jenna Blum proved herself a master storyteller with brilliant insight into the spectrum of human emotion. Now, Blum turns her sights to the most intimate and mysterious of family relationships-that between twins-in her powerful and provocative second novel. As a teenager, Karena Jorge had always been the one to look out for her twin brother Charles, who suffers from bipolar disorder. But as Charles begins to refuse medication and his manic tendencies worsen, Karena finds herself caught between her loyalty to her brother and her fear for his life. Always obsessed with the weather-enraptured by its magical unpredictability that seemed to mirror his own impulses—Charles starts chasing storms, and his behavior grows increasingly erratic . . . until a terrifying storm chase with Karena ends with deadly consequences, tearing the twins apart and changing both of their lives forever. Two decades later, Karena gets a call from a psychiatric ward in Wichita, Kansas, to come pick up her brother, whom she hasn't seen or spoken to for twenty years. She soon discovers that Charles has lied to the doctors, taken medication that could make him dangerously manic, and disappeared again. Having exhausted every resource to try and track him down, Karena realizes she has only one last chance of finding him: the storms. Wherever the tornadoes are, that's where he'll be. Karena joins a team of professional stormchasers-passionate adventurers who will transform her life and give her a chance at love and redemption—and embarks on an odyssey to find her brother before he reveals the violent secret from their past and does more damage to himself . . . or to someone else. Watch a Video
They'll pay him a fortune to find a killer tornado for their movie. He knows the risks all too well, but he never imagined just how dangerous the perfect storm could be. Chuck Rittenburg was one of the most intrepid storm chasers in the country until a bad decision resulted in the death of a young couple who'd paid to ride along. A decade later--broke, divorced, and estranged from his college-age children--he's got nothing left to lose. When a film producer offers Chuck one-million dollars to help find and photograph a deadly tornado in Oklahoma, Chuck sees a chance to earn his kids' respect again--and maybe his own. The situation quickly becomes about more than tracking a monster tornado for Hollywood. FBI Agent Gabi Medeiros insists on riding along. A burglary ring is targeting tornado-ravaged neighborhoods, and their tactics now include murder. With the stage set for a major heist, a deadly supercell, and a confrontation between Man and Nature on an epic scale, Chuck and his crew will be lucky to escape in one piece.
Im Auge des Sturms Treibhausgase und Luftverschmutzung haben die Atmosphäre unseres Planeten ruiniert. Jetzt ist das Wetter unberechenbar geworden, heftige Stürme fegen über das Land und hinterlassen nichts als eine Spur der Verwüstung. Alex Unger, ein junger Mann mit schwerwiegenden gesundheitlichen Problemen, wird von seiner Schwester Janey aus einer Klinik in Mexico geholt. Er begleitet sie zurück in die USA, wo Janey und ihre Freunde, die sogenannten Storm Troopers, sich darum kümmern, die Stürme zu klassifizieren und ihre Zerstörungen zu dokumentieren. Und das ist alles andere als ungefährlich ...
Since 1980, weather-related disasters have caused just over 618,200 fatalities and cost a total of $1.3 trillion. Between the 1980s and he 1990s, weather fatalities jumped over 60 percent. Hurricanes Tornadoes Floods Blizzards Lightning Hailstorms Be prepared for weather disasters no matter where you live. The Ultimate Storm Survival Handbook gives you all the information you need to be prepared for the storms in your area. Along with clear instructions on preparing before a storm, the book also contains helpful, quick reference checklists for each storm. Before-the-storm preparedness instructions include: creating a plan for family survival securing your home and taking inventory caring for your pets familiarizing yourself with your area's storms and storm safety knowing what the warnings mean planning for the infirm and elderly Also includes: survival kit guidelines emergency preparedness checklists weather and strom preparation Web sites
Selbst der Tod hat ein Herz ... Molching bei München. Hans und Rosa Hubermann nehmen die kleine Liesel Meminger bei sich auf – für eine bescheidene Beihilfe, die ihnen die ersten Kriegsjahre kaum erträglicher macht. Für Liesel jedoch bricht eine Zeit voller Hoffnung, voll schieren Glücks an – in dem Augenblick, als sie zu stehlen beginnt. Anfangs ist es nur ein Buch, das im Schnee liegen geblieben ist. Dann eines, das sie aus dem Feuer rettet. Dann Äpfel, Kartoffeln und Zwiebeln. Das Herz von Rudi. Die Herzen von Hans und Rosa Hubermann. Das Herz von Max. Und das des Todes. Denn selbst der Tod hat ein Herz. „Die Bücherdiebin“ ist eine Liebesgeschichte, eine Hommage an Bücher und Worte und eine Erinnerung an die Macht der Sprache, die im Roman von Markus Zusak viele Facetten zeigt: den lakonisch-distanzierten Ton des Erzählers, Poesie und Zuversicht – und die reduzierte Sprache der Nazipropaganda.
You're a meteorology student fascinated by storms. But Mother Nature can be unpredictable. Situations can quickly turn deadly when extreme weather is involved. What do you do when, You're in a van full of people and a tornado suddenly appears to be headed right for you? A hurricane gains strength along the Florida coast but you're unable to convince people to leave their homes? A flash flood suddenly strikes, putting you and your friends and family in mortal danger? Experience the life or death dilemmas that face storm chasers. YOU CHOOSE what you'll do next. The choices you make will either lead you to safety or to doom.
The Broadcast Journalism Handbook has everything you ever wanted to know about working in the television news business but were afraid to ask! Learn the ropes—and how to head off amateur errors—from the authors' vast experiences and dozens of interviews with news professionals. Complete with job-searching tips, helpful web sites, and real-life scenarios, this book covers many newsroom positions, from assignment editors to producers, reporters, and anchors. It gives you newsroom experience before you get the job.
Since the best-selling first edition, The Scott Foresman Handbookhas proven again and again that a comprehensive handbook can be easy, practical--even fun--to use. Each new edition has proveded complete, up-to-date material on writing processes, argumentation, style, grammar, mechanics, and punctuation, in friendly and accessible language. Yet, new ground has been broken as the authors have anticipated new developments in writing influenced by new theories and new technologies. Earlier editions have led the field in addressing civic literacy, visual literacy, online research, service learning and other emerging trends. As a result of this forward-looking philosophy, writers using The Scott Foresman Handbook know what college writing means today and what writers will need to know tomorrow.
"Sanfte Schönheit" oder "wilde Frau" Was macht das Wesen echter Weiblichkeit aus? Wie kann eine Frau heute selbstbewusst und erfüllt leben? John und Stacy Eldredge zeichnen ein neues Bild authentischer Weiblichkeit. Tatkraft, Mut und Selbstbewusstsein haben darin ebenso Platz wie das Bedürfnis, zu lieben und geliebt zu werden. Und welche Rolle spielt die Schönheit für das "schöne Geschlecht"? Schönheit ist keine Frage von Diätplänen und Fitnessprogrammen. Sie ist ein Wesensmerkmal jeder Frau seit Eva, oft genug verborgen hinter den Schutzmechanismen, mit denen wir uns vor den Verletzungen des Lebens schützen. Aber sie kann wieder ans Licht treten, dort, wo eine Frau ihre ureigene Bestimmung entdeckt.
This is the ultimate guidebook for anyone who needs to know the details of operational weather analysis and forecasting, not just theoretical aspects and basic concepts. It is geared toward meteorology professionals, students, pilots, flight dispatchers, amateurs, storm chasers, and spotters. Basic physical concepts are reviewed, and then the book covers thermodynamics, surface analysis, and upper analysis. There is a thorough overview of weather systems, including their thermal structure, dynamics, and effects. Special problems such as thunderstorms, winter weather, and tropical weather are treated in detail. The margins are filled with forecasting facts, hard-hitting quotes, educational stories, and even a few fun weather jokes. With added emphasis on analysis, visualization, and awareness of model limitations, readers learn to use tools properly and are always a step ahead.
Wenn Liebe die Zeit besiegt. Keiner lehrt Geschichte so lebendig wie er ? und das hat einen guten Grund: Tom Hazard, Geschichtslehrer und verschrobener Einzelgänger, sieht aus wie 40, ist aber in Wirklichkeit über 400 Jahre alt. Er hat die Elisabethanische Ära in England, die Expeditionen von Captain Cook in der Südsee, die Literaten und Jazzmusiker der Roaring Twenties in Paris erlebt und alle acht Jahre eine neue Identität angenommen. Eines war er über die Jahrhunderte hinweg immer: einsam. Denn die Nähe zu anderen Menschen wäre höchst gefährlich gewesen. Jetzt aber tritt Camille in sein Leben. Und damit verändert sich alles.
The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government is an historic undertaking. It contains a wide range of essays that define the important questions in the field, evaluate where we are in answering them, and set the direction and terms of discourse for future work. The Handbook will have a substantial influence in defining the field for years to come. The chapters critically assess both the key works of state and local politics literature and the ways in which the sub-field has developed. It covers the main areas of study in subnational politics by exploring the central contributions to the comparative study of institutions, behavior, and policy in the American context. Each chapter outlines an agenda for future research.

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