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Meteorology: Books

A guide to finding information in meteorology. Includes links to key resources and sources of help.

To find out if a specific book is in the Library you just need to check the Enterprise catalogue (search box below). Enter the author's surname and one or two words from the title:

For example: Inness weather

You can also search Enterprise for a topic, to find related books.

Finding books

Finding printed books and e-books

Search the Enterprise catalogue to find specific books or books on a topic.


Finding online book chapters

To find online book chapters on a topic search the Summon discovery service:

Videos: finding and borrowing a book

Getting books not held at Reading

Our Inter-Library Loans service can get books not held at Reading from other libraries (usually from the British Library).

For more information see our webpages:

Citation examples in the AMS style

The Department of Meteorology recommend using the American Meteorological Society style for citations. See the Citing references tab in this guide and your student handbook for more detailed guidance. 

For general information on referencing, see our Citing references guide.

Citing a whole book examples

Oke, T. R., 1979: Boundary Layer Climates. John Wiley and Sons, 372 pp.

Citing a book chapter example

Kauranne, T., 1990: An introduction to parallel processing in meteorology. The Dawn of Massively Parallel Processing in Meteorology, G. R. Hoffman and D. K. Maretis, Eds., Springer-Verlag, 3–20.


Key locations for meteorology

3rd Floor

510 Mathematics
520 Astronomy
530 Physics
550 Earth sciences
551.46 Oceanography
551.5 Meteorology
551.51 Composition, structure and mechanics of atmosphere
551.55 Atmospheric disturbances
551.56 Atmospheric electricity
551.57 Hydrometeorology / Atmospheric moisture
551.6 Climatology and weather
570 Biological sciences
620 Engineering
630 Agriculture

Aerosols 551.5113
Agricultural meteorology 630.2515
Air pollution 628.53
Atmospheric chemistry 551.511
Atmospheric circulation 551.518
Atmospheric convection 551.518
Atmospheric diffusion 551.55
Atmospheric optics 551.565
Atmospheric physics 551.51
Atmospheric radiation 551.527
Atmospheric thermodynamics 551.51

Boundary layer meteorology 551.513

Climate change 551.6 and 363.73874
Clouds 551.5724

Dust 551.5113
Droughts 551.5728

Evaporation 551.572

Fluid dynamics 532.5

Gases 551.5112
Geomagnetism 538.7
Glaciology 551.31
Global warming 551.6 and 363.73874
Greenhouse gases 551.6 and 363.73874

Haloes 551.567
Humidity 551.57
Hurricanes 551.552
Hydrology 551.49

Ice 551.31

Kyoto Protocol 363.73874526

Land-atmosphere interactions 551.523
Lightning 551.5632

Microclimatology 551.592

Numerical weather forecasting 551.634

Ocean-atmosphere interactions 551.5246
Ocean circulation 551.47
Oceanography 551.46
Ozone layer 551.5142

Paleoclimatology 551.60901
Precipitation 551.573

Radar meteorology 551.6353
Radiation 551.527
Rainbows 551.567
Remote sensing 526.982

Satellite meteorology 551.6354
Sky colour 551.566
Snow 551.5784
Solar radiation 551.5271
Space weather 629.416
Stratosphere 551.514

Troposphere 551.513
Turbulence 551.55

Upper atmosphere 551.514

Weather forecasting 551.63
World climatology 551.69

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