“I (am) very impressed with the content of this book and it was obviously a labour of love by Bill Hume and the team.”
“Bill Hume and your team have done a great job and raised the bar to a very high level.”
Canadian meteorologists who have reviewed this new guide book on Alberta weather conditions have given it high praise. This title is the first in a new field guide series from Lone Pine Publishing on the weather of the Canadian provinces.
Weather of Alberta has indeed been a labour of love for Bill Hume, who spent many hours with the Lone Pine team of editors and designers determining the best lay-out and presentation sequence for material in the book.
The result is a comprehensive treatment of meteorology and climatology as it pertains to Alberta while remaining fundamentally a lay person’s guide to weather. Chapters in turn focus on the atmosphere, clouds and cloud classification, different types of precipitation, atmospheric electricity, winds, optics and acoustics, the Alberta climate, storms, weather observation and forecasting the weather. The book also features chapters on weather modification in Alberta, air quality and, finally, a knowledgeable treatment of climate change as it affects Alberta.
The result is an outstanding lay guide to one of the subjects that interests Albertans more than any other topic. And why not? It’s a common saying here that “if you don’t like the weather, just wait fifteen minutes.”