Synopses & Reviews
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
Review
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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ntals." 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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"...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
Synopsis
An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology, Fourth Edition presents a cogent explanation of the fundamentals of meteorology, and explains storm dynamics for weather-oriented meteorologists. This revised edition features updated treatments on climate dynamics, tropical meteorology, middle atmosphere dynamics, and numerical prediction.
It contains a wealth of illustrations to elucidate text and equations, plus end-of-chapter problems.
This book is recommended for senior and graduate students in meteorology and atmospheric science, as well as atmospheric scientists desiring a broad overview of dynamical meteorology.
* 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 NEW IN THIS EDITION
- 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)