An Introduction To Dynamic Meteorology

Hardcover | August 17, 2012

byJames R. Holton, Gregory J HakimEditorJames R. Holton

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During the past decade, the science of dynamic meteorology has continued its rapid advance. The scope of dynamic meteorology has broadened considerably. Much of the material is based on a two-term course for seniors majoring in atmospheric sciences. This book 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 new edition has added a companion website with MATLAB exercises and updated treatments of several key topics. 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 companion website with MATLAB exercises and demonstrations Updated treatments on climate dynamics, tropical meteorology, middle atmosphere dynamics, and numerical prediction

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During the past decade, the science of dynamic meteorology has continued its rapid advance. The scope of dynamic meteorology has broadened considerably. Much of the material is based on a two-term course for seniors majoring in atmospheric sciences. This book presents a cogent explanation of the fundamentals of meteorology and explains...

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Praise for previous editions "reflects the full scope of modern dynamic meteorology, while providing a presentation of the fundamentals."-Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society"careful presentation of introductory material and clear discussion of dynamical principles make this an excellent basic account of dynamical meteorolog...

Gregory J. Hakim is Professor and Chair of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences in the College of the Environment at the University of Washington. His research focuses on problems in climate reconstruction, predictability, data assimilation, atmospheric dynamics, and synoptic meteorology. He teaches courses in weather, atmospheric sc...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:552 pages, 9.21 × 6.13 × 0.98 inPublished:August 17, 2012Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0123848660

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Basic Conservation Laws
Chapter 3. Elementary Applications of the Basic Equations
Chapter 4. Circulation, Vorticity, and Potential Vorticity
Chapter 5. Atmospheric Oscillations
Chapter 6. Quasi-geostrophic Analysis
Chapter 7. Baroclinic Development
Chapter 8. The Planetary Boundary Layer
Chapter 9. Mesoscale Circulations
Chapter 10. The General Circulation
Chapter 11. Tropical Dynamics
Chapter 12. Middle Atmosphere Dynamics
Chapter 13. Numerical Modeling and 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
Appendix G. Conditional Probability and Likelihood

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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