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An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology: Volume 88 (International Geophysics 5th edition)

An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology: Volume 88 (International Geophysics 5th edition)

By: James R. Holton (author), Gregory Hakim (author)Hardback

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During the past decade, the science of dynamic meteorology has continued its rapid advance. The scope of dynamic meteorology has broadened considerably. Much of the material is based on a two-term course for seniors majoring in atmospheric sciences. This book presents a cogent explanation of the fundamentals of meteorology and explains storm dynamics for weather-oriented meteorologists. It discusses climate dynamics and the implications posed for global change. The new edition has added a companion website with MATLAB exercises and updated treatments of several key topics.

About Author

Gregory J. Hakim is Professor and Chair of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences in the College of the Environment at the University of Washington. His research focuses on problems in climate reconstruction, predictability, data assimilation, atmospheric dynamics, and synoptic meteorology. He teaches courses in weather, atmospheric sciences, atmospheric structure and analysis, atmospheric motions, synoptic meteorology, balance dynamics, and weather predictability and data assimilation.


Chapter 1. IntroductionChapter 2. Basic Conservation LawsChapter 3. Elementary Applications of the Basic EquationsChapter 4. Circulation, Vorticity, and Potential VorticityChapter 5. Atmospheric OscillationsChapter 6. Quasi-geostrophic AnalysisChapter 7. Baroclinic DevelopmentChapter 8. The Planetary Boundary LayerChapter 9. Mesoscale CirculationsChapter 10. The General CirculationChapter 11. Tropical DynamicsChapter 12. Middle Atmosphere DynamicsChapter 13. Numerical Modeling and PredictionAppendix A. Useful Constants and ParametersAppendix B. List of SymbolsAppendix C. Vector AnalysisAppendix D. Moisture VariablesAppendix E. Standard Atmosphere DataAppendix F. Symmetric Baroclinic OscillationsAppendix G. Conditional Probability and Likelihood

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780123848666
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 552
  • ID: 9780123848666
  • weight: 860
  • ISBN10: 0123848660
  • edition: 5th edition

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