An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology

An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology

4th Edition - March 31, 2004

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  • Author: James Holton
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080470214

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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.

Key Features

  • 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

Readership

Senior and Graduate Students in Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, as well as atmospheric scientists desiring a broad overview of dynamical meteorology.

Table of Contents

  • 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 Circulations
    10. The General Circulation
    11. Tropical Dynamics
    12. Middle Atmosphere Dynamics
    13. Numerical Prediction

    Appendix
    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)

Product details

  • No. of pages: 552
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2004
  • Published: March 31, 2004
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080470214

About the Author

James Holton

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

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