An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology, Volume 1An 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. * Provides clear physical explanations of key dynamical principles * Contains a wealth of illustrations to elucidate text and equations, plus endofchapter 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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User Review  lharris4  LibraryThingThe classic: an excellent "classical" description of atmospheric dynamics. Avoids both mathematical rigor and mathematical oversimplification to better push conceptual understanding. Abundant and ... Read full review
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 Largescale Circulation" as a far superior alternative.
Contents
1 Introduction  1 
2 Basic Conservation Laws  28 
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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