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An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology / Edition 5
     

An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology / Edition 5

by James R. Holton, Gregory J. Hakim
 

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ISBN-10: 0123848660

ISBN-13: 9780123848666

Pub. Date: 09/10/2012

Publisher: Elsevier Science

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 new edition features a companion website with MATLAB® exercises and updated treatments of several key topics. Much of the material is

Overview

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 new edition features a companion website 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.

KEY FEATURES

  • Lead author Gregory J. Hakim, a major contributor to the 4th Edition, succeeds James Holton (deceased) on this 5th Edition
  • Provides clear physical explanations of key dynamical principles
  • Contains a wealth of illustrations to elucidate text and equations, plus end-of-chapter problems
  • Instructor's Manual available to adopters

NEW IN THIS EDITION

    • Substantial chapter updates, and integration of new research on climate change
    • Content on the most recent developments in predictability, data assimilation, climate sensitivity, and generalized stability
    • A fresh streamlined pedagogical approach to tropical meteorology, baroclinic development, and quasi-geostrophic theory
    • Aspects of synoptic meteorology provide stronger linkage to observations
    • Companion website includes MATLAB codes for plotting animated weather patterns; Problem sets and exercises; streaming video, illustrations and figures.

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780123848666
    Publisher:
    Elsevier Science
    Publication date:
    09/10/2012
    Series:
    International Geophysics Series
    Edition description:
    New Edition
    Pages:
    552
    Sales rank:
    430,454
    Product dimensions:
    6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

    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)

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