Fully updated with the latest advances in meteorology as well as an additional section on climate change, this comprehensive reference addresses all aspects of weather in an accessible question-and-answer format. All the basic elements of weather are discussed, as are all types of weather phenomena and the science of forecasting. In addition, the relationships between weather and oceanography, geology, and space science are expertly covered. Included are more than 1,000 questions and answers such as, Has a hurricane ever struck southern California? Could our oceans have originated in space? and What is bioclimatology? This resource is an ideal reference for students, teachers, and amateur meteorologists. Kevin Hile Kevin Hile is an author and editor who has contributed to books on a wide range of subjects. His articles have been included in titles such as Animal Rights, Cesar Chavez, Dams and Levees, and The Trial of Juveniles as Adults. He lives in Mason, Michigan.