Synopses & Reviews
This text describes those tropospheric structures large enough to play a role in weather analysis — air masses and patterns in wind and other variables. Describes all important large-scale structures of the atmosphere — and their physical relationships; presents conceptual models of atmospheric phenomena and structures with schematic drawings and with examples on synoptic charts; provides relevant physical and mathematical description of basic interrelations. MARKETS:For courses in Weather Analysis, Weather Analysis and Forecasting, Synoptic Meteorology, Atmospheric Circulation Systems.
This text describes the important large-scale tropospheric structures of the atmosphere and their physical relationships, including planetary phenomena, jet streams and sub-tropical highs, and larger meoscale phenomena.
Written for students in a first course on weather analysis. It describes tropospheric structures, mainly air masses and patterns in wind and other variables, large enough to play a role in weather analysis.
Table of Contents
1. Conceptual Models of the Lower Atmosphere.
2. Characteristics of Meteorological Observations.
3. Patterns of Atmospheric Circulation.
5. Analysis of Vertical Soundings.
6. Thermal Properties of the Troposphere.
7. Relation of Wind and Forces in the Atmosphere.
9. Air Masses and Weather.
10. Cyclones and Anticyclones.
11. The Upper Troposphere and Jet Streams.
12. Mesoscale Storms.