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Dr. Anthony Vega, professor and chair of the Clarion University Anthropology, Geography and Earth Science Department, has co-authored "Louisiana Weather and Climate" with Dr. Robert Rohli, associate professor geography at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, and John M. Grymes of the Louisiana Office of State Climatology.

The book covers the causes of basic weather important to the state of Louisiana, including tropical cyclones (tropical storms and hurricanes), tornadoes, thunderstorms, frontal systems, rainfall and other types of precipitation, temperature regimes, El Nino influences, lightning, flooding, etc., and examines these topics climatologically for the state. Also included are aspects of global and regional climate change and state ramifications regarding projected future climate change.

The book, published through Jones and Bartlett Publishers, is an e-book, available through Jones and Bartlett, Amazon and other retailers.

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9/24/2012 3:49 PM

Vega co-writes book about Louisiana weather