An Introduction to Dynamic MeteorologyAn Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology, Fourth Edition presents a cogent explanation of the fundamentals of meteorology, and explains storm dynamics for weatheroriented meteorologists. This revised edition features updated treatments on climate dynamics, tropical meteorology, middle atmosphere dynamics, and numerical prediction. It contains a wealth of illustrations to elucidate text and equations, plus endofchapter problems. This book is recommended for senior and graduate students in meteorology and atmospheric science, as well as atmospheric scientists desiring a broad overview of dynamical meteorology.

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Contents
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3 Elementary Applications of the Basic Equations  57 
4 Circulation and Vorticity  86 
5 The Planetary Boundary Layer  115 
QuasiGeostrophic Analysis  139 
Linear Perturbation Theory  182 
Baroclinic Instability  228 
12 Middle Atmosphere Dynamics  407 
13 Numerical Modeling and Prediction  448 
Useful Constants and Parameters  491 
List of Symbols  493 
Vector Analysis  498 
Moisture Variables  501 
Standard Atmosphere Data  504 
Symmetric Baroclinic Oscillations  506 
9 Mesoscale Circulations  268 
10 The General Circulation  313 
11 Tropical Dynamics  370 
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adiabatic amplitude angular momentum anomaly approximation atmosphere balance baroclinic baroclinic instability barotropic barotropic vorticity equation boundary layer circulation component constant continuity equation convection coordinate Coriolis force density depends diabatic heating disturbance divergence dynamical eddy Ekman layer equatorial field fluid following the motion forecast geopotential geopotential height geostrophic wind gravity waves grid group velocity height horizontal hydrostatic initial instability isobaric kinetic energy latitude linear MATLAB mean flow meridional midlatitude mode momentum equation momentum flux Northern Hemisphere observed oscillation parcel perturbation phase speed planetary poleward potential temperature potential vorticity pressure gradient force propagating quasigeostrophic region relative vorticity Rossby wave rotation scale Section shear shown in Fig solution static stability stratosphere streamfunction surface synoptic synopticscale temperature gradient thermal wind tropical troposphere trough turbulent variables vector vertical motion vertical velocity vorticity equation wave number wavelength westerly zonalmean