Coastal Meteorology

Coastal Meteorology

1st Edition - May 28, 1988

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  • Author: Shih-Ang Hsu
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123579553
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080502151

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Coastal meteorology is an integral part of the total system approach to understanding coastal environments. This book provides information for students who are not necessarily majoring in meteorology or atmospheric sciences but who nonetheless have need of such knowledge. Scientists, engineers, and coastal planners will also find this book a useful resource for familiarizing themselves with meteorological information.


Meteorologists, marine and coastal engineers, coastal environmental scientists, physical oceanographers, and graduate-level students in these fields.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction. Radiation. Atmospheric Thermodyanmics. Atmospheric Dynamics. Synoptic Meteorology and Weather at Sea. Atmospheric Boundary Layers and Air-Sea Interaction. Air-Sea-Land Interaction. Engineering Meteorology. Appendix A. Units, Constants, and Conversions. Appendix B. The Beaufort Wind Scale. Appendix C. The Saffir/Simpson Damage-Potential Scale. Appendix D. Decomposition of the Vector Wind into U and V Components. Appendix E. List of Symbols for Surface Analysis.References. Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 260
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2013
  • Published: May 28, 1988
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123579553
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080502151

About the Author

Shih-Ang Hsu

Affiliations and Expertise

Louisiana State University

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