Middle Atmosphere Dynamics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120585762, 9780080511672

Middle Atmosphere Dynamics, Volume 40

1st Edition

Authors: David Andrews Conway Leovy James Holton
Paperback ISBN: 9780120585762
eBook ISBN: 9780080511672
Imprint: Academic Press
Page Count: 489

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Radiative Processes and Remote Sounding. Basic Dynamics. Linear Wave Theory. Extratropical Planetary-Scale Circulations. Stratospheric Sudden Warmings. The Extratropical Zonal-Mean Circulation. Equatorial Circulations. Tracer Transport in the Middle Atmosphere. The Ozone Layer. General Circulation Modeling. Interaction between the Middle Atmosphere and the Lower Atmosphere. Bibliography. Index


This book is intended for graduate students in middle atmosphere dynamics courses and will be useful to all research workers in meteorology, aeronomy, and atmospheric chemistry. Furthermore, many of the basic dynamical and physical processes discussed also have broad applicability in other branches of atmospheric dynamics, and will be of interest to those studying such areas as climate dynamics and planetary atmospheres.


Meteorologists; Atmospheric Chemists; Physicists


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About the Authors

David Andrews Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Oxford University, England

Conway Leovy Author

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Washington

James Holton Author

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA