Storm and Cloud Dynamics
- William Cotton, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
- George Bryan, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado, USA
- Susan van den Heever, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
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.
Graduate students and researchers in Mesoscale phenomena and atmospheric modelling. Researchers in atmospheric sciences.