Images in Weather Forecasting: A Practical Guide for Interpreting Satellite and Radar Imagery

Images in Weather Forecasting: A Practical Guide for Interpreting Satellite and Radar Imagery

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Overview

Images in Weather Forecasting: A Practical Guide for Interpreting Satellite and Radar Imagery by M. J. Bader

This manual presents the meteorology student and operational forecaster with the current techniques for interpreting satellite and radar images of weather systems in mid-latitudes. The focus of the book is the large number of illustrations. Images are matched with conceptual models and weather charts. Written in an image-led mode, rather than in the style of a standard textbook on meteorology, the presentation allows the user to identify and interpret patterns on the images as easily and quickly as possible. Patterns observed in satellite and radar images have been explained in terms of basic archetypal airflows. Examples are presented showing variations on the basic archetypes for many regions. Material for the book has been provided by experts from North America and Europe, and reviewed by people from universities, training establishments of meteorological services and operational forecasters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521629157
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/10/1997
Pages: 499
Product dimensions: 9.84(w) x 9.84(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword; Introduction; 1. Satellite imagery; 2. Radar imagery; 3. Synoptic-scale cloud and moisture patterns; 4. Fronts and waves; 5. Depressions in mid-latitudes; 6. Convective cloud patterns; 7. Fog and low cloud; 8. Orographic and polar phenomena; Glossary; Index.

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