|The Hong Kong Observatory published the book "Basic Meteorological Knowledge" (基礎氣象知識) (in Chinese only) in October 2007. In view of its popularity, the book has now been reprinted to cater for the demand of the public and students.
The aim of this book is to promote meteorological knowledge and enhance public understanding of weather systems that affect Hong Kong, in order to raise awareness of disaster prevention and mitigation. In 101 pages, the book introduces, in layman's terms, basic meteorological knowledge, weather observation skills and analysis methods, as well as some common weather types in Hong Kong. It also covers such global phenomena as El Nino/La Nina, and climate change brought about by greenhouse effects.
The book can be obtained at the Hong Kong Observatory Resource Centre, the Publications Sales Unit of the Information Services Department, General Post Office, Tsim Sha Tsui Post Office, Tuen Mun Central Post Office and Sha Tin Central Post Office. The price is $40 a copy.
The book is also available for sale online at the Government Bookstore at http://www.bookstore.gov.hk. Details of this online service can be obtained from Information Services Department's telephone enquiry service at 2537 1910.
The Hong Kong Observatory Resource Centre is located at Units 2304-2309, 23/F Miramar Tower, 132 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon (telephone: 2926 8250).