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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lharris4 - LibraryThing
The 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 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