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 Circulations
10. The General Circulation
11. Tropical Dynamics
12. Middle Atmosphere Dynamics
13. Numerical Prediction
A. Useful Constants and Parameters
B. List of Symbols
C. Vector Analysis
D. Moisture Variables
E. Standard Atmosphere Data
F. Symmetric Baroclinic Oscillations
Answers to Selected Problems
(Complete solutions manual available to instructors)
An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology, Fourth Edition presents a cogent explanation of the fundamentals of meteorology, and explains storm dynamics for weather-oriented meteorologists. This revised edition features updated treatments on climate dynamics, tropical meteorology, middle atmosphere dynamics, and numerical prediction.
It contains a wealth of illustrations to elucidate text and equations, plus end-of-chapter problems.
This book is recommended for senior and graduate students in meteorology and atmospheric science, as well as atmospheric scientists desiring a broad overview of dynamical meteorology.
- Provides clear physical explanations of key dynamical principles
- Contains a wealth of illustrations to elucidate text and equations, plus end-of-chapter problems
- Holton is one of the leading authorities in contemporary meteorology, and well known for his clear writing style
NEW IN THIS EDITION
- Updated treatments on climate dynamics, tropical meteorology, middle atmosphere dynamics, and numerical prediction
Senior and Graduate Students in Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, as well as atmospheric scientists desiring a broad overview of dynamical meteorology.
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- 31st March 2004
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"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
James R. Holton was Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington until his death in 2004. A member of the National Academies of Science, during his career he was awarded every major honor available in the atmospheric sciences including AGU’s Revelle Medal.
University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA