Mid-Latitude Atmospheric Dynamics: A First Course / Edition 1

Mid-Latitude Atmospheric Dynamics: A First Course / Edition 1

by Jonathan E. Martin
     
 

Mid-Latitude Atmospheric Dynamics: A First Course provides an introduction to the physical and mathematical description of mid-latitude atmospheric dynamics and its application to the diagnosis of extratropical cyclones. Requiring a background in physics and calculus but no prior knowledge of meteorology, this student-friendly text places the emphasis on

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Mid-Latitude Atmospheric Dynamics: A First Course provides an introduction to the physical and mathematical description of mid-latitude atmospheric dynamics and its application to the diagnosis of extratropical cyclones. Requiring a background in physics and calculus but no prior knowledge of meteorology, this student-friendly text places the emphasis on conceptual understanding.

Written in a conversational tone, this text is an ideal companion for a first course in the subject, delving into greater depth as the book, and the student, progresses. Real weather examples are woven through the more mathematically focused early chapters, while later chapters introduce a range of case-studies from around the globe to illustrate theoretical and phenomenological aspects of the mid-latitude cyclone life cycle.

  • features end of chapter bibliography and problems
  • takes a conceptual building block approach
  • includes numerous real weather examples from around the globe

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470864647
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/05/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
959,482
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction and review of mathematical tools1
2Fundamental and apparent forces25
3Mass, momentum and energy : the fundamental quantities of the physical world43
4Applications of the equations of motion77
5Circulation, vorticity, and divergence115
6The diagnosis of mid-latitude synoptic-scale vertical motions147
7The vertical circulation at fronts187
8Dynamical aspects of the life cycle of the mid-latitude cyclone237
9Potential vorticity and applications to mid-latitude weather systems275
App. AVirtual temperature311

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