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An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology (International Geophysics)

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Publisher Comments:

Dynamic meteorology is the study of those motions of the atmosphere that are associated with weather and climate. The science of dynamic meteorology continues its rapid advance, and its scope has broadened considerably. There continue to be important new developments in the analysis and prediction of extratropical synoptic-scale systems. Important progress has been made in the understanding of mesoscale storms, in tropical dynamics, in the dynamics of climate, and in the dynamics of the middle atmosphere.

An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology, Third Edition reflects the full scope of modern dynamic meteorology, while providing a coherent presentation of the fundamentals. The text emphasizes physical principles rather than mathematical elegance.

* 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 updated treatments of climate dynamics, tropical meteorology, middle atmosphere dynamics, and numerical prediction

* Instructor's manual is available

Book News Annotation:

A textbook for a two-term course in physical meteorology for seniors or first-year graduates. The emphasis is on physical principles rather than mathematical elegance. Updated from the previous editions (1972, 1979) with new treatments of tropical meteorology, middle atmosphere and mesoscale dynamics, global climate changes, and other topics.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 493-497) and index.

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. The Basic Conservation Laws. Elementary Applications of the Basic Equations. Circulation and Vorticity. The Planetary Boundary Layer. Synoptic-Scale Motions I. Quasi-geostrophic Analysis. Atmospheric Oscillations: Linear Perturbation Theory. Synoptic-Scale Motions II. Baroclinic Instability. Mesoscale Circulations. The General Circulation. Tropical Dynamics. Middle Atmosphere Dynamics. Numerical Modeling and Prediction. Appendixes. Useful Constants and Parameters. List of Symbols. Vector Analysis. Equivalent Potential Temperature. Standard Atmosphere Data. Answers to Selected Problems. Bibliography. Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780123543554
Author:
Holton, James R.
Publisher:
Academic Press
Author:
Holton, James
Author:
James
Author:
Holtonâ€
Author:
Holton †, James
Location:
San Diego :
Subject:
Meteorology
Subject:
Dynamic meteorology
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Meteorology & Climatology
Subject:
Meteorologia Dinamica
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
International geophysics series ;
Series Volume:
bd. 161, nr. 4v. 48
Publication Date:
19920407
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
511
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in.

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