Storm and Cloud Dynamics / Edition 2

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This book focuses on the dynamics of clouds and of precipitating mesoscale meteorological systems. Clouds and precipitating mesoscale systems represent some of the most important and scientifically exciting weather systems in the world. These are the systems that produce torrential rains, severe winds including downburst and tornadoes, hail, thunder and lightning, and major snow storms. Forecasting such storms represents a major challenge since they are too small to be adequately resolved by conventional observing networks and numerical prediction models.

This book focuses on the dynamics of clouds and of precipitating mesoscale meteorological systems. Clouds and precipitating mesoscale systems represent some of the most important and scientifically exciting weather systems in the world. These are the systems that produce torrential rains, severe winds including downburst and tornadoes, hail, thunder and lightning, and major snow storms. Forecasting such storms represents a major challenge since they are too small to be adequately resolved by conventional observing networks and numerical prediction models.

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"On roughly 800 pages, the book presents a detailed account and mathematical description of all related phenomena and effects, illustrated by numerous black and white figures. It gives a very broad overview of the scientific work that has been done, presenting comprehensive lists of references at the end of each chapter (altogether 130 out of 809 pages!). Also the index is very detailed (34 pages) and helps making the book a valuable reference both for advanced students and experts. The quality of the print, the paper and the book as a whole is good throughout and it can thus be recommended without constraint."--Contemporary Physics, August 2011

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780120885428
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 10/29/2010
  • Series: International Geophysics Series , #99
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 820
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.80 (d)

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Table of Contents

Storm and Cloud Dynamics. Chapter 1— Clouds.Part I: Basic Equations and Parameterizations. Chapter 2 — Fundamental Equations Governing Cloud Processes. Chapter 3 — On Averaging. Chapter 4 — The Parameterization or Modeling of Microphysical Processes in Clouds. Chapter 5 — Radiative Transfer in a Cloudy Atmosphere and Its Parameterization.Part II: The Dynamics of Clouds. Chapter 6 — Boundary Layer Clouds. Chapter 7 — Cumulus Clouds. Chapter 8 — Cumulonimbus Clouds and Severe Convective Storms. Chapter 9 — Mesoscale Convective Systems and Tropical Cyclones. Chapter 10 — Clouds associated with Extratropical Cyclones. Chapter 11 — Orographic Clouds and Precipitation. Chapter 12 — Overview of Cloud Impacts on Climate.

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