Synoptic Analysis and Forecasting: An Introductory Toolkit provides the bridge between the introductory fundamentals of a meteorology course and advanced synoptic-dynamic analysis for undergraduate students. It helps students to understand the principles of weather analysis, which will complement computer forecast models. This valuable reference also imparts qualitative weather analysis and forecasting tools and techniques to non-meteorologist end users, such as emergency/disaster managers, aviation experts, and environmental health and safety experts who need to have a foundational knowledge of weather forecasting.
Dr. Shawn M. Milrad is Assistant Professor of Meteorology at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. His research areas are in extratropical transition of tropical cyclones, synoptic-dynamic analysis of extreme events, particularly heavy precipitation; ice storms; convective snowsqualls; and synoptic-scale aspects of severe convection, including tornado outbreaks and Mesoscale Convective Systems (MCSs). He has published several peer-reviewed articles in American Meteorological Society journals.