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.
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. Introduction Chapter 2. Basic Conservation Laws Chapter 3. Elementary Applications of the Basic Equations Chapter 4. Circulation, Vorticity, and Potential Vorticity Chapter 5. Atmospheric Oscillations Chapter 6. Quasi-geostrophic Analysis Chapter 7. Baroclinic Development Chapter 8. The Planetary Boundary Layer Chapter 9. Mesoscale Circulations Chapter 10. The General Circulation Chapter 11. Tropical Dynamics Chapter 12. Middle Atmosphere Dynamics Chapter 13. Numerical Modeling and Prediction Appendix A. Useful Constants and Parameters Appendix B. List of Symbols Appendix C. Vector Analysis Appendix D. Moisture Variables Appendix E. Standard Atmosphere Data Appendix F. Symmetric Baroclinic Oscillations Appendix G. Conditional Probability and Likelihood