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Elsevier Science
Coastal Meteorology

Coastal Meteorology

by Shih-Ang Hsu, S. A. Hsu


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Coastal meteorology is an integral part of the total system approach to understanding coastal environments. This book provides information for students who are not necessarily majoring in meteorology or atmospheric sciences but who nonetheless have need of such knowledge. Scientists, engineers, and coastal planners will also find this book a useful resource for familiarizing themselves with meteorological information.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780123579553
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 05/01/1988
Series: International Geophysics (Hardcover)
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction. Radiation. Atmospheric Thermodyanmics. Atmospheric Dynamics. Synoptic Meteorology and Weather at Sea. Atmospheric Boundary Layers and Air-Sea Interaction. Air-Sea-Land Interaction. Engineering Meteorology. Appendix A. Units, Constants, and Conversions. Appendix B. The Beaufort Wind Scale. Appendix C. The Saffir/Simpson Damage-Potential Scale. Appendix D. Decomposition of the Vector Wind into U and V Components. Appendix E. List of Symbols for Surface Analysis.References. Index

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