An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology, Volume 1
An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology, Fourth Edition presents a cogent explanation of the fundamentals of meteorology, and explains storm dynamics for weather-oriented 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 end-of-chapter 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.
* Provides clear physical explanations of key dynamical principles * Contains a wealth of illustrations to elucidate text and equations, plus end-of-chapter problems * Holton is one of the leading authorities in contemporary meteorology, and well known for his clear writing style NEW IN THIS EDITION
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This textbook is inadequate for use in a university class. The text skips important steps of key derivations, but often dedicates extensive exposition to common, well known, or obvious operations. It may be helpful as a quick reference for someone already familiar with the material from a more thorough source. I suggest Vallis' "Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics: Fundamentals and Large-scale Circulation" as a far superior alternative.
2 Basic Conservation Laws
3 Elementary Applications of the Basic Equations
4 Circulation and Vorticity
5 The Planetary Boundary Layer
Linear Perturbation Theory
12 Middle Atmosphere Dynamics
13 Numerical Modeling and Prediction
Useful Constants and Parameters
List of Symbols
Standard Atmosphere Data
Symmetric Baroclinic Oscillations