Synoptic-Dynamic Meteorology in Midlatitudes: Volume II: Observations and Theory of Weather Systems

Hardcover | September 1, 1995

byHoward B. Bluestein

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Synoptic meteorology, the study of large-scale weather systems and forecasting using observation, and dynamic meteorology, the study of the laws of physics involved in air movement, are treated in this major new text in two volumes. The author, a meteorologist noted for his research ontornadoes and severe storms, based his work on material he has taught for the past 14 years at the University of Oklahoma. There are no modern texts on the topic. Volume II covers the formation, motion and climatology of extratropical weather systems in the context of the quasigeostrophic theory and"IPV" thinking, the formation and structure of fronts and jets, applications of semigeostrophic theory, and the observed structure and dynamics of precipitation systems in midlatitudes.

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This major two-volume textbook elucidates the essential principles of modern weather forecasting and analysis for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of meteorology.

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Synoptic meteorology, the study of large-scale weather systems and forecasting using observation, and dynamic meteorology, the study of the laws of physics involved in air movement, are treated in this major new text in two volumes. The author, a meteorologist noted for his research ontornadoes and severe storms, based his work on mate...

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This major two-volume textbook elucidates the essential principles of modern weather forecasting and analysis for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of meteorology.

Howard B. Bluestein is at University of Oklahoma, Norman.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:608 pages, 6.46 × 9.49 × 1.42 inPublished:September 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:019506268X

ISBN - 13:9780195062687

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PART I: The Behavior of Synoptic-Scale, Extra-Tropical Systems1. The Formation of Surface Pressure Systems2. The Movement of Surface Pressure Systems3. The Formation of Upper-Level Systems4. The Movement of Upper-Level Troughs and Ridges5. Instability, Cyclogenesis, and Anticyclogenesis6. The Classical Midlatitude Cyclone7. Analysis of Midlatitude, Synoptic-Scale Systems using the Balance Equations8. Analysis of Midlatitude, Synoptic-Scale Systems using a Generalized Height-Tendency Equation9. Analysis of Midlatitude, Synoptic-Scale Systems using Isentropic Potential Vorticity ThinkingPART II: Fronts and Jets1. The Relationship between Fronts and Jets2. Consequences of the Cross-Front Scale3. Kinematics and Thermodynamics of Frontogenesis4. Observational Aspects of Fronts5. Dynamics of Surface Frontogenesis6. Dynamics of Middle-Upper Tropospheric Frontogenesis7. Observational Aspects of Jets and Jet Streaks8. Dynamics of Jets and Jet StreaksPART III: Precipitation Systems in Mid-Latitudes1. Introduction2. Types of Precipitation3. The Classification of Precipitation Systems4. Convective Systems5. Nonconvective Systems

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This major two-volume textbook elucidates the essential principles of modern weather forecasting and analysis for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of meteorology.

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"The author continues his attempt to write a book which could replace the classical position by Sverre Pettersen and accomplishes this with remarkable success....The quantity of theoretical and practical knowledge contained in the volume is truly impressive and establishes the book as aconvenient reference not only for students but for professionals as well. Extensive literature listed separately for each section and a valuable index at the end of the book should also be mentioned. Picturesque language and pieces of Emily Dickinson's poetry accompanying the headings of each partof the volume further enhance the book's readability." --Krzysztof Haman, University of Warsaw, Pure and Applied Geophysics (PAGEOPH.)