All About Weather: From Calm to Calamitous; A Quiz Deck

All About Weather: From Calm to Calamitous; A Quiz Deck
<< PreviousNext >>
All About Weather: From Calm to Calamitous; A Quiz Deck
$9.95ITEM #K327
Quantity:
Availability: In Stock
With 48 fact-filled cards per package, Knowledge Cards are a great source of condensed information—all in a deck the size of a pack of playing cards. Size: 3¼ x 4".

With GeoNova Publishing.

ISBN 9780764951626

Product Description

Some are weather-wise, some are otherwise. —Benjamin Franklin

Weather. It's something you experience every day, but how much do you really know about it? Sure, everyone knows what rain is, but does rain always start out as rain? Is a waterspout just a tornado over the water? Sleet—just tiny hail, right? Does thundersnow exist, or is it simply fiction? And what in the world is a sun dog? Not to worry, you'll find this deck of 48 cards brimming with a wealth of information on the ever-changing and fascinating subject of weather. And you'll be more than ready with a weather-wise response the next time someone asks you, "How's the weather today?"


Sample Card Text

This unusual weather event combines snow, lightning, and thunder. Can you name it?

Answer The incongruous combination of lightning and thunder with snowfall is called thundersnow. Occasionally, local conditions may cause snow to reach the surface during a thunderstorm or other rain event, but thundersnow is most common as a burst of heavy snowfall accompanied by thunder during a snowstorm. As with thunderstorms, thundersnow is associated with an area of rapidly rising air that intensifies precipitation and creates the intracloud separation of electric charges that causes lightning. Thunder does not exist without lightning, of course, even though the typical low stratus clouds of a snowstorm may obscure the lightning bolt and camouflage the flash. Similarly, the thunder is usually muted by the snowflakes in the air and can be heard only a fraction of the distance that clear-air thunder can be heard. This phenomenon tends to occur when the air—although generating snow—is not excessively cold, most commonly as late winter transitions to early spring.