An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology

An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology

3rd Edition - April 7, 1992

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  • Editor: Renata Dmowska
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080959887

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Dynamic meteorology is the study of those motions of the atmosphere that are associated with weather and climate. The science of dynamic meteorology continues its rapid advance, and its scope has broadened considerably. There continue to be important new developments in the analysis and prediction of extratropical synoptic-scale systems. Important progress has been made in the understanding of mesoscale storms, in tropical dynamics, in the dynamics of climate, and in the dynamics of the middle atmosphere.An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology, Third Edition reflects the full scope of modern dynamic meteorology, while providing a coherent presentation of the fundamentals. The text emphasizes physical principles rather than mathematical elegance.

Key Features

* Presents a cogent explanation of the fundamentals of meteorology
* Explains storm dynamics for weather-oriented meteorologists
* Discusses climate dynamics and the implications posed for global change
* Features a new chapter on mesoscale dynamics
* Includes updated treatments of climate dynamics, tropical meteorology, middle atmosphere dynamics, and numerical prediction
* Instructor's manual is available


Students in undergraduate and graduate courses in physical meteorology.

Table of Contents

  • 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.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 511
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1992
  • Published: April 7, 1992
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080959887

About the Editor

Renata Dmowska

Renata Dmowska works in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, USA.

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School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

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