LIST OF CHARTS
CHART PAGE
1.--Mean annual isotherms 287
2.--January isotherms 288
3.--July isotherms 289
4.--Isanomalous lines for January 290
5.--Isanomalous lines for July 291
6.--High and low centers of action and prevailing winds of the globe for January 292
7.--High and low centers of action and prevailing winds of the globe for July 293
8.--Diurnal barometric wave at 9 A.M., 75th meridian 294
9.--Diurnal barometric wave at 3 P.M., 75th meridian 295
10.--Diurnal barometric wave at 10 P.M., 75th meridian 296
11.--Diurnal barometric wave at 4 A.M., 75th meridian 297
12.--Weather map, April 24, 1906 298
13.--Morning weather map, March 6, 1908 299
14.--Wind vectors for west Gulf High 300
15.--Wind vectors for west Gulf Low 301
16.--Wind vectors in tropical hurricanes 302
17.--Normal wind direction and velocity for January and February 303
18.--Normal wind direction and velocity for July and August 304
19.--Winter storm, December 15, 1893, 8 A.M. 305
20.--Winter storm, December 15, 1893, 8 P.M. 306
21.--Winter storm, December 16, 1893, 8 A.M. 307
22.--Cold wave, January 7, 1886, 7 A.M. 308
23.--Cold wave, January 8, 1886, 7 A.M. 309
24.--Cold wave, January 9, 1886, 7 A.M. 310
25.--Cold wave, January 10, 1886, 7 A.M. 311
26.--West Indian hurricane, August 27, 1893, 8 A.M. 312
27.--West Indian hurricane, August 28, 1893, 8 A.M. 313
28.--West Indian hurricane, August 29, 1893, 8 A.M. 314
29.--The Galveston hurricane, 1900 315
30.--Storm tracks for August for ten years 316
31.--Storm tracks for February for ten years 317
32.--The average lines along which the centers of storms move in January in the northern hemisphere 318
33.--The average lines along which the centers of storms move in July in the northern hemisphere 319
34.--Tornadoes of 1889, a year of small frequency 320
35.--Tornadoes of 1893, a year of great frequency 321
36.--Supan's temperature zones 322
37.--Supan's climatic provinces 323

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  • Title Page iii
  • Preface and Credits vii
  • Contents ix
  • List of Illustrations xv
  • List of Charts xvii
  • Introduction 1
  • Bibliography 2
  • Chapter I- The Atmospheres of the Earth and of the Planets 4
  • Bibliography 13
  • Chapter II- Atmospheric Air 14
  • Bibliography 26
  • Chapter III- MicroÖrganisms and Dust-Motes of the Air 27
  • Bibliography 37
  • Chapter IV- Physical Conditions of the Sun and Its Relation to the Earth''s Atmosphere 38
  • Bibliography 45
  • Chapter V- Heat, Light, and Temperature 46
  • Bibliography 60
  • Chapter VI- Thermometry 61
  • Bibliography 68
  • Chapter VII- Distribution of Insolation and the Resulting Temperatures of the Atmosphere, the Land, and the Water 69
  • Bibliography 118
  • Chapter VIII- The Isothermal Layer 119
  • Bibliography 126
  • Chapter IX- Atmospheric Pressure and Circulation 127
  • Bibliography 170
  • Chapter X- The Winds of the Globe 172
  • Bibliography 188
  • Chapter XI- The Clouds 190
  • Bibliography 198
  • Chapter XII- Precipitation 199
  • Bibliography 214
  • Chapter XIII- Forecasting the Weather and Storms 216
  • Bibliography 242
  • Chapter XIV- Optical Phenomena in Meteorology 244
  • Bibliography 256
  • Chapter XV 258
  • Bibliography 281
  • Appendix 283
  • Charts 285
  • Index 333
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