Meteorology explores the earth's weather and attempts to explain the various phenomena associated with it, from the continuous movement of water in the hydrologic cycle to dangerous funnel clouds that appear during a storm. Careful observation can reveal clues to the workings of weather: Why does the rain fall? What causes the wind to blow? How does a cloud form? Discover Nature in the Weather answers these questions, providing a practical and entertaining guide to understanding the behavior of the sky. It also offers hands-on experiments using common household items.
Tim Herd is a meteorologist, naturalist, and environmental educator of nearly 20 years. He is currently the executive director of the Roving Nature Center in Bath, Pennsylvania.