Global Atmospheric Circulations

Global Atmospheric Circulations : Observations and Theories

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This comprehensive work provides a balanced synthesis of observations and theories on the largest-scale circulations of the atmosphere. It is both an advanced-level text as well as a reference source. The work presents observational information first, then theory. Many of the sections, however, are self-contained, and cross-referencing points out connections between the sections. Most derivations are presented in complete detail and descriptions of the northern and southern hemisphere flows are balanced. The book is intended for students and researchers in atmospheric science.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 446 pages
  • 160.5 x 241.8 x 31.8mm | 1,129.65g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2 colour plates, halftones, numerous line illustrations
  • 0195072456
  • 9780195072457

Table of contents

Introduction; 1. Observing the Atmosphere; 2. Zonal Average Observations; 3. Momentum and Energy Relationships; 4. Observed Nonzonal Fields; 5. Theories for Zonal Fields; 6. Theories for Nonzonal Fields; 7. Applications
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