By Dr. Jen Green and Prof Adam Scaife,
Ivy Kids, £9.99, Publication date: 2015, 96 pages,
Recommended age range: 8-14
A lovely short book, with short, accurate explanations, including ideas for simple experiments and calculations to demonstrate atmospheric processes, plus some helpful illustrations. It was a great idea to put a glossary at the start of each section.
The video comes from the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), an intergovernmental organization that use space satellites to gather data on weather and climate.
Image: Nacreous clouds over Aberdeen on 29th January
Credit: Stephane Gentile, Associate Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society
Several rare sightings of nacreous clouds have been reported over the last few days, delighting cloudspotters, with photographs of the clouds coming from England and Scotland.
Image: Frank Wild and Ernest Shackleton with the crushed Endurance (Point Wild - by David Stanley from Nanaimo Canada, used under Creative Commons 2.0 Generic license.)
1) ‘De Grote Mandrenke’, 1362
2) Europe’s bitterly cold winter, 1407–8
3) The Great Tudor Drought, 1540–41
4) The Lewes Avalanche, 1836
5) The Great Tempest of 1703
6) The Climate Crisis, 1815–17
To read about these events, please visit >> http://www.historyextra.com/article/medieval/6-most-catastrophic-weather-events-british-history?"