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<ul><li><p>Suggestions, or preferably investigations, would be most welcome. </p><p>- No. 7. Protestant Wind - Popish Wind; the Revolution of 1688 in England. Bull. Am. M e t e d . SOC.. 66, D. 634 </p><p>Suggestions, or preferably investigatinnq xx~n111d be most \ </p><p>Hearsey, J: 11974) Voltuire. Constable, London, p. 67 </p><p>References Lmdgren, S. and Neumann, J. (1985) Great historical </p><p>events that were significantly affected by the weather </p><p>Weather event case- study articles One of the most popular types of article that appears in Weather is the case-study article. Such articles often present a study of a notable, recent, event (e.g record-breaking temperature or low pressure) but can also be used to illus- trate and explain typical meteorological phe- nomena ~ for example, sea-breezes, a tornado outbreak, or a certain type of cloud formation. </p><p>The Editorial Board would like to receive more case-study articles for publication in Weather, and are keen to encourage any reader </p><p>Correspondence to: Mr R. J. Ogden, Beechmast, Silverwood Drive, Crawley Ridge, Camberley, Surrey GU15 2AT. </p><p>to submit such articles. Case-studies are often used as a means of teaching meteorological con- cepts to newcomers to the subject, and the Board would particularly like to encourage students to submit short case-study articles to Weather, per- haps based on a project report and with the help of their supervisor. Articles may range from short fillers (a couple of pages of double-spaced typ- ing, with one or two figures) to full-length articles (a maximum of 3000 words). We will endeavour to publish well written studies on topicalhecent events as soon as possible after their receipt. </p><p>Editor </p><p>Book reviews isobaric charts and even simple maps. There is no bibliography, and the glossary does include rather too many terms that are merely personal slang used by Faidley and his chase Partners. </p><p>Naturally, many of Faidleys outstanding photo- graphs are included. How I envy US photographers </p><p>68765).1996. viii+182 PP. Paperback us But even here, I found the text rather disappointing. $24.95. ISBN 1 888763 00 0 Although the author does include some verv </p><p>Storm chaser: In pursuit of untamed skies by Warren Faidley.The Weather Channel, Atlanta, Georgia (available from Gazelle Book Services Ltd, Lancaster, Tel: O15Z4 </p><p>their broad horizons and high cloud-bases that give such spectacular views of lightning and tornadoes! </p><p>Warren Faidley is a well known American profes- sional photographer who specialises in severe weather, and this book recounts how, from being a news photographer interested in the weather, he eventually came to earn h s living, full-time, from chasing storms and running a weather-related photographic agency. </p><p>There are highly personal (and often highly col- oured) accounts of some specific thunderstorms, tornadoes and hurricanes that Faidley has encoun- tered. Unfortunately, one of the faults of the book is that there is no table of contents or index, so although you know that there is an account of (say) Hurricane Andrew you have to search to find it. </p><p>Being written for a popular audience, the book is rather disappointing meteorologically, in that only minimal details of the conditions are gven. I found </p><p>- general advice on photography, he prefaces it - probably for legal reasons -with a disclaimer, saying that it does not apply to severe weather (for which one needs experience and training), but to gentle weather subjects. Regrettably, many of the elemen- tary points that could have been included, such as how some cameras drain batteries with long ex- posures and the use of polarising filters, have been omitted. </p><p>Nevertheless, this remains an interesting descrip- tion of storm-chasing in the USA. Its account of how the growth in numbers of cowboy chasers has gwen the pursuit a bad name, and even led to chasers being banned from certain weather centres and to police restrictions on people converging on severe storms, does, however, make one wonder if chasing has seen its best days. </p><p>myself longing for some hard facts- and figures, Storm Dunlop </p><p>324 </p></li></ul>