An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology
This book presents a cogent explanation of the fundamentals of meteorology and explains storm dynamics for weather-oriented meteorologists. It discusses climate dynamics and the implications posed for global change and features a new chapter on mesoscale dynamics. In addition, the text includes updated treatments of climate dynamics, tropical meteorology, middle atmosphere dynamics, and numerical prediction. Features: * and Benefits: * Presents a cogent explanation of the fundamentals of meteorology. * Explains storm dynamics for weather oriented meteorologists. * Discusses climate dynamics and the implications posed for global change. * Features a new chapter on mesoscale dynamics. * Includes treatments of climate dynamics, tropical meteorology, middle atmosphere dynamics, and numerical prediction.
- Hardback | 511 pages
- 160.5 x 236.7 x 29mm | 930.6g
- 14 May 1992
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
- 3rd Revised edition
- bibliography, index
From 2e reviews:'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)
Table of contents
Introduction. The Basic Conservation Laws. Elementary Applications of the Basic Equations. Circulation and Vorticity. The Planetary Boundary Layer. Synoptic-Scale Motions 1. Quasi-Geostrophic Analysis. Atmospheric Oscillations. Linear Perturbation Theory. Synoptic-Scale Motions 2. Baroclinic Instability. Mesoscale Circulations. The General Circulation. Tropical Dynamics. Middle Atmosphere Dynamics. Numerical Modeling and Prediction. Appendices. Useful Constants and Parameters. List of Symbols. Vector Analysis. Equivalent Potential Temperature. Standard Atmosphere Data. Answers to Selected Problems. Bibliography. Index.