Further Reading Books

Church, C. R. Burgess, D., Doswell, C. and Davies-Jones, R.P. (eds) (1993) The Tornado: Its Structure, Dynamics, Prediction, and Hazards. Geophys. Monogr. 79, Amer, Geophys. Union, Washington, DC, 637pp. [Comprehensive accounts of vortex theory and modelling, observations of tornadic thunderstorms and tornadoes, tornado climatology, forecasting, hazards and damage surveys.] Karoly, D. I. and Vincent, D. G. (1998) Meteorology ofthe Southern Hemisphere. Met. Monogr. 27(49), American Meteorological Society, Boston, MA, 410pp. [Comprehensive modern account of the circulation, meteorology of the landmasses and Pacific Ocean, mesoscale processes, climate variability and change and modelling.]

Kessler, E. (ed.) (1986) Thunderstorm Morphology and Dynamics, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK, 411pp. [Comprehensive accounts by leading experts on convection and its modelling, all aspects of thunderstorm processes and occurrence in different environments, hail, lightning and tornadoes.] Musk, L. F. (1988) Weather Systems, Cambridge University

Press, Cambridge, 160pp. [Introductory account.] Newton, C. W. (ed.) (1972) Meteorology of the Southern Hemisphere, Met. Monogr. No. 13 (35), American Meteorological Society, Boston, MA, 263pp. [Original comprehensive account now largely replaced by Karoly and Vincent (2000).] Newton, C. W. and Holopainen, E. D. (eds) (1990)

Extratropical Cyclones: Palmen Memorial Symposium, American Meteorological Society, Boston, 262pp. [Invited and contributed conference papers and review articles by leading specialists.]

NOAA (1982) Tornado Safety: Surviving Nature's Most Violent Storms (with Tornado Statistics for 1953-1980), Washington, DC.

Pedgley, D. E. (1962) A Course of Elementary Meteorology, HMSO, London, 189pp.

Preston-Whyte, R. A. and Tyson, P. D. (1988) The Atmosphere and Weather of Southern Africa, Oxford University Press, Capetown, 375pp. [An introductory meteorology text from a southern hemisphere viewpoint, with chapters on circulation and weather in Southern Africa as well as climate variability.]

Riley, D. and Spolton, L. (1974) World Weather and Climate, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 120pp. [Introductory overview.]

Strahler, A. N. (1965) Introduction to Physical Geography, Wiley, New York, 455pp.

Taljaard, J. J., van Loon, H., Crutcher, H. L. and Jenne, R. L. (1969) Climate ofthe Upper Air, Part 1. Southern Hemisphere 1, Naval Weather Service Command, Washington, DC, NAVAIR 50-1C-55.

Taylor, J. A. and Yates, R. A. (1967) British Weather in Maps (2nd edn), Macmillan, London, 315pp. [Illustrates how to interpret synoptic maps and weather reports, including the lapse rate structure.]

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