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Mountain Meteorology: Fundamentals and Applicationsby C. D. Whiteman
Synopses & Reviews
Mountain Meteorology: Fundamentals and Applications offers first an introduction to the basic principles and concepts of mountain meteorology, then goes on to discuss their application in natural resources management. It includes over two hundred beautiful, full-color photographs, figures, and diagrams, as well as observable indicators of atmospheric processes--such as winds, temperature, and clouds--to facilitate the recognition of weather systems and events for a variety of readers. It is ideal for those who spend time in or near mountains and whose daily activities are affected by weather. As a comprehensive work filled with diverse examples and colorful illustrations, it is essential for professionals, scholars, and students of meteorology.
Book News Annotation:
An introduction to basic principles and concepts of mountain weather and their applications to natural resources management. Emphasizes observable indicators of atmospheric processes, such as winds, temperature, and clouds, in order to facilitate readers' recognition of weather systems and events. Material is primarily descriptive and nonmathematical. Includes some 200 figures, diagrams, and photos, many in color. Whiteman is a staff scientist at the US Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest Laboratory, and teaches meteorology at Washington State University.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 319-321) and index.
About the Author
C. David Whiteman is a Staff Scientist at the United States Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington, where he does research in mountain meteorology, boundary layer meteorology, and air pollution meteorology. He also teaches meteorology at Washington State University, is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist, and serves as an editor of the Journal of Applied Meteorology.
Table of Contents
1. Four factors that determine climate — 2. Mountain climates of North America — 3. Atmospheric scales of motion and atmospheric composition — 4. Atmospheric structure and the earth's boundary layer — 5. Pressure and winds — 6. Air masses and fronts — 7. Clouds and fogs — 8. Precipitation — 9. Weather maps, forecasts, and data — 10. Terrain-forced flows — 11. Diurnal mountain winds — 12. Air pollution dispersion — 13. Fire weather and smoke management / Carl J. Gorski and Allen Farnsworth — 14. Aerial spraying / Harold W. Thistle and John W. Barry.
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