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Setting Up a Weather Station and Understanding the Weather - A Guide for the Amateur Meteorologist

By Roger Brugge

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ISBN: 9781785001611
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 10/08/2016
PAGES: 192
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 132 colour illustrations & 20 graphs

This fascinating book provides a complete guide to observing, recording and understanding the weather and to setting up an amateur weather station. As the author explains, the advent of relatively modern electronic weather sensors means that weather observing is now within the reach of almost everybody. Moreover, thanks to computer software and the internet, it is easier than ever before to record and share with others your weather data and observations.


  • Considers why it is useful and interesting to set up a weather station and observe the weather
  • Outlines many different types of weather
  • Explains how to get started and describes the instruments that are available to the amateur meteorologist
  • Demonstrates how good observations can be made using some simple instruments, or, in some instances, no instruments at all
  • Discusses clouds, snow, wind, optical phenomena, thunder dust, ash and hail
  • Examines atmospheric pressure, precipitation, thermometer screens, air temperature, humidy, soil & surface temperatures and evaporation
  • Covers sunshine, solar radiation, and also local weather and climate
  • Includes a valuable chapter on instrument and computer software suppliers

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" I would have been thrilled to receive this book as a teenager, and would be pleasantly surprised that it could still be providing answers 60 years later! The book is well-written in plain English, and difficult scientific words are avoided. I can still discover new hints, even though I am 70+ years old. It's a most valuable addition to the bookshelf. "
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Reviewed By: Royal Meteorological Society

" An excellent book written in a very readable manner liberally interspersed with diagrams and pictures. "
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Reviewed By: Weather Eye

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