An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology: Volume 88
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An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology: Volume 88

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During the past decade, the science of dynamic meteorology has continued its rapid advance. The scope of dynamic meteorology has broadened considerably. Much of the material is based on a two-term course for seniors majoring in atmospheric sciences.

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. The new edition has added a companion website with MATLAB exercises and updated treatments of several key topics.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 552 pages
  • 157.48 x 228.6 x 33.02mm | 861.82g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • 0123848660
  • 9780123848666
  • 89,675

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Basic Conservation Laws
Chapter 3. Elementary Applications of the Basic Equations
Chapter 4. Circulation, Vorticity, and Potential Vorticity
Chapter 5. Atmospheric Oscillations
Chapter 6. Quasi-geostrophic Analysis
Chapter 7. Baroclinic Development
Chapter 8. The Planetary Boundary Layer
Chapter 9. Mesoscale Circulations
Chapter 10. The General Circulation
Chapter 11. Tropical Dynamics
Chapter 12. Middle Atmosphere Dynamics
Chapter 13. Numerical Modeling and 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
Appendix G. Conditional Probability and Likelihood
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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 "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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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 Gregory Hakim

Gregory J. Hakim is Professor and Chair of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences in the College of the Environment at the University of Washington. His research focuses on problems in climate reconstruction, predictability, data assimilation, atmospheric dynamics, and synoptic meteorology. He teaches courses in weather, atmospheric sciences, atmospheric structure and analysis, atmospheric motions, synoptic meteorology, balance dynamics, and weather predictability and data assimilation.
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