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Weather and climate of the Great Lakes region / Val L. Eichenlaub ; cartography by Thomas W. Hodler.


Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, [1979] .
ISBN 0268019304, 0268019290

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Subjects Climatology.
Grands Lacs, Région des -- Climat.
Great Lakes Region (North America) -- Climate.
Great Lakes Region.
Description xiii, 335 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Copyright Date [1979]
©1979
Notes Includes index.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-317).
Summary Explains the atmospheric processes underlying the characteristic weather patterns of the Great Lakes region and evaluates the role of air pollution and nuclear power plants.
Contents Preface -- Introduction -- General setting of the Great Lakes -- Part one : Atmospheric controls -- Energy source for Great Lakes weather ; Great Lakes and the general circulation of the atmosphere ; How the jet stream affects surface weather ; Cyclones in the Great Lakes region ; Localized storms -- Part two : Lake effects -- How the Great Lakes affect weather ; Fogs ; Clouds ; Lake breezes ; Lake-effect snow ; Winds and waves ; Effects on hail, thunderstorms, and precipitation -- Part three : Climatic patterns in the Great Lakes -- Climate of the Great Lakes ; Climatic change in the Great Lakes region -- Part four : Humans' role in altering the weather of the Great Lakes -- Humans' inadvertent modifications of weather and climate ; Deliberate modification of weather -- Part five : Great storms of the Great Lakes -- Big storms -- Future -- Appendix : Some climatic extremes within the Great Lakes basin -- Acknowledgments.
Geographic Area Lake States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)4493720
(OCoLC)ocm04493720
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WorldCat Identities Eichenlaub, Val L., 1933-
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