An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology: Volume 88

An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology: Volume 88

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An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology, Fourth Edition presents a cogent explanation of the fundamentals of meteorology, and explains storm dynamics for weather-oriented meteorologists. This revised edition features updated treatments on climate dynamics, tropical meteorology, middle atmosphere dynamics, and numerical prediction.

It contains a wealth of illustrations to elucidate text and equations, plus end-of-chapter problems.

This book is recommended for senior and graduate students in meteorology and atmospheric science, as well as atmospheric scientists desiring a broad overview of dynamical meteorology.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 535 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 40mm | 1,020.59g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 0123540151
  • 9780123540157
  • 396,427

Review quote

"...the author succeeds in presenting the fundamentals while providing a motivating discussion on the full scope of dynamic meteorology and its applications."
-Jorg Matschullat, Interdisciplinary Environmental Research Center, in ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY, VOL. 49, MARCH 2006
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About James R. Holton

By James R. Holton
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Table of contents

1 Introduction
2 The Basic Conservation Laws
3 Elementary Applications of the Basic Equations
4 Circulation and Vorticity
5 The Planetary Boundary Layer
6 Synoptic Scale Motions I: Quasi-geostrophic Analysis
7 Atmospheric Oscillations: Linear Perturbation Theory
8 Extratropical Synoptic Scale Motions II: Baroclinic Instability
9 Mesoscale Circulations
10 The General Circulation
11 Tropical Dynamics
12 Middle Atmosphere Dynamics
13 Numerical Prediction
Appendix A Useful Constants and Parameters
Appendix B List of Symbols
Appendix C Vector Analysis
Appendix D Moisture Variables
Appendix E Standard Atmosphere Data
Appendix F Symmetric Baroclinic Oscillations
Answers to Selected Problems
(Complete solutions manual available to instructors)
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Review Text

"The book is very clearly and well written...the author succeeds in presenting the fundamentals while providing a motivating discussion on the full scope of dynamic meteorology and its applications."
-Jorg Matschullat, Interdisciplinary Environmental Research Center, in ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY, VOL. 49, MARCH 2006

Praise for previous edition:

"...reflects the full scope of modern dynamic meteorology, while providing a presentation of the fundamentals. -BULLETIN AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY

"The careful presentation of introductory material and clear discussion of dynamical principles make this an excellent basic account of dynamical meteorology. -JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS
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