An Introduction to Dynamic MeteorologyBy
- James Holton, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
This revised text presents a cogent explanation of the fundamentals of meteorology, and explains storm dynamics for weather-oriented meteorologists. It discusses climate dynamics and the implications posed for global change. The Fourth Edition features a CD-ROM with MATLAB® exercises and updated treatments of several key topics. Much of the material is based on a two-term course for seniors majoring in atmospheric sciences.
Senior and Graduate Students in Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, as well as atmospheric scientists desiring a broad overview of dynamical meteorology.
Published: April 2004
Imprint: Academic Press
"The book is very clearly and well written...the author succeeds in presenting the fundamentals while providing a motivating discussion on the full scope of dynamic meteorology and its applications." -Jorg Matschullat, Interdisciplinary Environmental Research Center, in ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY, VOL. 49, MARCH 2006 Praise for previous edition: ...reflects the full scope of modern dynamic meteorology, while providing a presentation of the fundamentals. BULLETIN AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY 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
- 1 Introduction 2 The Basic Conservation Laws 3 Elementary Applications of the Basic Equations 4 Circulation and Vorticity 5 The Planetary Boundary Layer 6 Synoptic Scale Motions I: Quasi-geostrophic Analysis 7 Atmospheric Oscillations: Linear Perturbation Theory 8 Extratropical Synoptic Scale Motions II: Baroclinic Instability 9 Mesoscale Circulations10 The General Circulation11 Tropical Dynamics12 Middle Atmosphere Dynamics13 Numerical PredictionAppendix A Useful Constants and ParametersAppendix B List of SymbolsAppendix C Vector AnalysisAppendix D Moisture VariablesAppendix E Standard Atmosphere DataAppendix F Symmetric Baroclinic OscillationsAnswers to Selected Problems (Complete solutions manual available to instructors)