The weather can be a cause of disruption, despair and even danger everywhere around the world at one time or another. Even when benign it is a source of constant fascination. Applied Atmospheric Dynamics connects this interest with the theoretical underpinnings of fluid dynamics; linking real physical events as diverse as Hurricane Katrina and the strong katabatic winds of Antarctica, with quantitative conceptual models of atmospheric behaviour. Assuming only basic calculus the book provides a physical basis for understanding atmospheric motions around the globe as well as detailing the advances that have led to a greater understanding of weather and climate. The accompanying supplementary CD-ROM features colour graphics, maps, databases, animations, project materials, as well as weather data tips.*
Covers the standard theoretical principles of atmospheric dynamics and applies the theory to global real world examples* Assumes only non-vector based calculus* Features supplementary CD-ROM with electronic versions of all figures, case study data and possible term projects* An invaluable text for students of Meteorology, Atmospheric Science, Geography and Environmental Science A Solutions Manual is also available for this textbook on the Instructor Companion Site www.wileyeurope.com/college/lynch
Preface. PART I: ANATOMY OF A CYCLONE. 1. Anatomy of a Cyclone. 2. Mathematical Methods in Fluid Dynamics. 3. Properties of Fluids. 4. Fundamental Forces. 5. Scale Analysis. 6. SWimple Steady Motion. 7. Circulation and Vorticity. 8. Simple Wave Motions. 9. Extra-tropical Weather Systems. PART II: ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA. 10. Boundary Layers. 11. Clouds and Severe Weather. 12. Tropical Weather. 13. Mountain Weather. 14. Polar Weather. 15. Epilogue: The general circulation. Appendix A: Symbols. Appendix B: Constants and Units. Bibliography. Index.
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