Mountain Meteorology: Fundamentals and Applications

Hardcover | May 15, 2000

byC. David Whiteman

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Mountain Meteorology: Fundamentals and Applications offers first an introduction to the basic principles and concepts of mountain meteorology, then goes on to discuss their application in natural resources management. It includes over two hundred beautiful, full-color photographs, figures, anddiagrams, as well as observable indicators of atmospheric processes--such as winds, temperature, and clouds--to facilitate the recognition of weather systems and events for a variety of readers. It is ideal for those who spend time in or near mountains and whose daily activities are affected byweather. As a comprehensive work filled with diverse examples and colorful illustrations, it is essential for professionals, scholars, and students of meteorology.

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Mountain Meteorology: Fundamentals and Applications offers first an introduction to the basic principles and concepts of mountain meteorology, then goes on to discuss their application in natural resources management. It includes over two hundred beautiful, full-color photographs, figures, anddiagrams, as well as observable indicators ...

C. David Whiteman is a Staff Scientist at the United States Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington, where he does research in mountain meteorology, boundary layer meteorology, and air pollution meteorology. He also teaches meteorology at Washington State University, is a Certified Consult...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:376 pages, 8.31 × 11.1 × 0.98 inPublished:May 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195132718

ISBN - 13:9780195132717

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Table of Contents

PrefaceAbout the authorAcknowledgmentsPart 1. Mountain Climates1. Four Factors that Determine Climate2. Mountain Climates of North AmericaPart 2. An Introduction to the Atmosphere3. Atmospheric Scales of Motion and Atmospheric Composition4. Atmospheric Structure and the Earth's Boundary Layer5. Pressure and Winds6. Air masses and Fronts7. Clouds and Fogs8. Precipitation9. Weather Maps, Forecasts and DataPart 3. Mountain Winds10. Terrain-Forced Flows11. Diurnal Mountain WindsPart 4. Selected Applications of Mountain Meteorology12. Air Pollution Dispersion13. Fire Weather and Smoke Management14. Aerial SprayingReferencesAppendicesGlossaryAcronymsAbbreviationsIndex

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"This book would be a valuable addition to any library of weather or mountain related fields, whether run by an organization or kept by an individual."--Journal of Meteorology