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Publisher Comments:

This revised text 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 Fourth Edition features a CD-ROM with MATLAB® exercises and updated treatments of several key topics. Much of the material is based on a two-term course for seniors majoring in atmospheric sciences.

* Provides clear physical explanations of key dynamical principles

* Contains a wealth of illustrations to elucidate text and equations, plus end-of-chapter problems

* Holton is one of the leading authorities in contemporary meteorology, and well known for his clear writing style

* Instructor's Manual available to adopters

NEW IN THIS EDITION

* A CD-ROM with MATLAB® exercises and demonstrations

* Updated treatments on climate dynamics, tropical meteorology, middle atmosphere dynamics, and numerical prediction

Synopsis:

Fourth edition.

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)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780123540157
Author:
Holton, James R
Publisher:
Academic Press
Author:
Holton, James
Author:
Holton †, James R.
Author:
James
Author:
Holton, James R.
Author:
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Author:
Holton †, James
Location:
Burlington, MA
Subject:
Dynamic meteorology
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Meteorology & Climatology
Subject:
Applied
Subject:
Earth Sciences
Subject:
Dynamics
Subject:
Physics-Meteorology
Edition Number:
4
Series:
International geophysics series ;
Series Volume:
13v. 88
Publication Date:
20040431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
535
Dimensions:
24 cm. +

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