Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics: An Introductory Text

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Academic Press, Mar 20, 1971 - Science - 344 pages
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For advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students in atmospheric, oceanic, and climate science, Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics is an introductory textbook on the circulations of the atmosphere and ocean and their interaction, with an emphasis on global scales. It will give students a good grasp of what the atmosphere and oceans look like on the large-scale and why they look that way. The role of the oceans in climate and paleoclimate is also discussed. The combination of observations, theory and accompanying illustrative laboratory experiments sets this text apart by making it accessible to students with no prior training in meteorology or oceanography.

* Written at a mathematical level that is appealing for undergraduates and
beginning graduate students
* Provides a useful educational tool through a combination of observations and
laboratory demonstrations which can be viewed over the web
* Contains instructions on how to reproduce the simple but informative
laboratory experiments
* Includes copious problems (with sample answers) to help students learn the
material.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Definition of the Monsoons and Their Extent
1
Chapter 2 Regional Climatology of the Surface Monsoon Circulations
8
Chapter 3 Synoptic Components of Monsoons
25
Chapter 4 Precipitation and Mesoscale Features
101
Chapter 5 March of the Seasons
117
Chapter 6 Synoptic Analysis and ShortPeriod Forecasting
210
Chapter 7 Monsoons and the Atmospheric Circulation
229
Chapter 8 Concluding Remarks
243
Plates IIV Mean Conditions during January April July and October
246
List of Symbols
255
Bibliography
259
Author Index
279
Subject Index
285
International Geophysics Series
297
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John Marshall is Professor of History at The Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of John Locke: Resistance, Religion, and Responsibility (1994).

Alan Plumb is Professor of Meteorology and Director of the Program in Oceans, Atmospheres, and Climate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been an editor of Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences and of Pure and Applied Geophysics and has published approximately 100 peer reviewed papers, as well as co-editing one previous book and co-authoring an undergraduate textbook on The Circulation of the Atmosphere and Ocean (in press).

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