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Overview

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 meteorology." -Journal of Fluid MechanicsAn Introduction to Dynamic Meteorologyis a top-selling meteorological textbook that for decades has introduced readers to the study of atmospheric behavior and dynamics impacted by weather and climate. New and revised content in this edition arms you with the most up-to-date and relevant science available in a book. With an emphasis on the theory of synoptic scale motions, it includes discussions of mesoscale circulations such as fronts, mountain waves, and hurricanes. Features:

  • The latest understanding of important circulation systems
  • MATLABĀ® exercises at the end of each chapter to aid comprehension of meteorological concepts
  • Appendices featuring a complete list of more than 100 principle meteorological symbols and standard atmospheric data

New to Fifth Edition:

  • Substantial updates to many chapters
  • Information on the most recent developments in predictability, data assimilation, and climate sensitivity
  • A fresh streamlined pedagogical approach to tropical meteorology, baroclinic development, and quasi-geostrophic theory
  • Aspects of synoptic meteorology provide improved links to observations

Password-protected multimedia websites, one for students and one for instructors, supplement this text with:

  • Solutions Manual and teaching tools for instructors
  • Selection of illustrations and figures in full color
  • MATLAB codes for plotting animated weather patterns
  • Problem sets and exercises

"...explains storm & climate dynamics and features a new chapter on mesoscale dynamics...includes treatments of tropical meteorology, middle atmosphere dynamics, and numerical prediction.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"...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
Booknews
A textbook for a two-term course in physical meteorology for seniors or first-year graduates. The emphasis is on physical principles rather than mathematical elegance. Updated from the previous editions (1972, 1979) with new treatments of tropical meteorology, middle atmosphere and mesoscale dynamics, global climate changes, and other topics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123848666
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 9/10/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 552
  • Sales rank: 661,739
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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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