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An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology, 48

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Students in undergraduate and graduate courses in physical meteorology.

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Published: April 1992

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-354355-4


  • "In this Third Edition of an Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology, a text is provided that reflects the full scope of modern dynamic meteorology, while providing a presentation of the fundamentals." --BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY Praise for the Second Edition: "Professor Holton's new edition retains the friendly, readable and authoritative manner of the old edition." --ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN "A very satisfactory addition to the library of meteorological textbooks....Holton has given us a clearly written and well-organized modern textbook in dynamic meteorology that should serve as a standard work for many years." --BULLETIN AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY "Holton's lucid, thorough and comprehensive; the first edition (1972) has already gained wide recognition as one of the leading English texts on meteorological dynamics, and this second edition will further its success, being considerably extended and revised." --TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPLEMENT "The careful presentation of introductory material and clear discussion of dynamical principles make this an excellent basic account of dynamical meteorology." --JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS


  • Preface. Introduction. The Basic Conservation Laws. Elementary Applications of the Basic Equations. Circulation and Vorticity. The Planetary Boundary Layer. Synoptic-Scale Motions I. Quasi-geostrophic Analysis. Atmospheric Oscillations: Linear Perturbation Theory. Synoptic-Scale Motions II. Baroclinic Instability. Mesoscale Circulations. The General Circulation. Tropical Dynamics. Middle Atmosphere Dynamics. Numerical Modeling and Prediction. Appendixes. Useful Constants and Parameters. List of Symbols. Vector Analysis. Equivalent Potential Temperature. Standard Atmosphere Data. Answers to Selected Problems. Bibliography. Index.


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