Release on 2013 | by James R. Holton,Gregory J Hakim
Author: James R. Holton,Gregory J Hakim
Pubpsher: Academic Press
This revised text presents a cogent explanation of the fundamentals of meteorology, and explains storm dynamics for weather-oriented meteorologists. It discusses climate dynamics and the implications posed for global change. The new edition features a companion website with MATLAB® exercises and updated treatments of several key topics. Much of the material is based on a two-term course for seniors majoring in atmospheric sciences. KEY FEATURES Lead author Gregory J. Hakim, a major contributor to the 4th Edition, succeeds James Holton (deceased) on this 5th Edition Provides clear physical explanations of key dynamical principles Contains a wealth of illustrations to elucidate text and equations, plus end-of-chapter problems Instructor's Manual available to adopters NEW IN THIS EDITION Substantial chapter updates, and integration of new research on climate change Content on the most recent developments in predictability, data assimilation, climate sensitivity, and generalized stability A fresh streamlined pedagogical approach to tropical meteorology, baroclinic development, and quasi-geostrophic theory Aspects of synoptic meteorology provide stronger linkage to observations Companion website includes MATLAB codes for plotting animated weather patterns; Problem sets and exercises; streaming video, illustrations and figures.
Release on 1979-01-01 | by John Marshall,R. Alan Plumb,James R Holton
An Introductory Text
Author: John Marshall,R. Alan Plumb,James R Holton
Pubpsher: Academic Press
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.
Dynamic meteorology is the study of those motions of the atmosphere that are associated with weather and climate. The science of dynamic meteorology continues its rapid advance, and its scope has broadened considerably. There continue to be important new developments in the analysis and prediction of extratropical synoptic-scale systems. Important progress has been made in the understanding of mesoscale storms, in tropical dynamics, in the dynamics of climate, and in the dynamics of the middle atmosphere. An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology, Third Edition reflects the full scope of modern dynamic meteorology, while providing a coherent presentation of the fundamentals. The text emphasizes physical principles rather than mathematical elegance. * Presents a cogent explanation of the fundamentals of meteorology * Explains storm dynamics for weather-oriented meteorologists * Discusses climate dynamics and the implications posed for global change * Features a new chapter on mesoscale dynamics * Includes updated treatments of climate dynamics, tropical meteorology, middle atmosphere dynamics, and numerical prediction * Instructor's manual is available
Part of the excitement in boundary-layer meteorology is the challenge associated with turbulent flow - one of the unsolved problems in classical physics. An additional attraction of the filed is the rich diversity of topics and research methods that are collected under the umbrella-term of boundary-layer meteorology. The flavor of the challenges and the excitement associated with the study of the atmospheric boundary layer are captured in this textbook. Fundamental concepts and mathematics are presented prior to their use, physical interpretations of the terms in equations are given, sample data are shown, examples are solved, and exercises are included. The work should also be considered as a major reference and as a review of the literature, since it includes tables of parameterizatlons, procedures, filed experiments, useful constants, and graphs of various phenomena under a variety of conditions. It is assumed that the work will be used at the beginning graduate level for students with an undergraduate background in meteorology, but the author envisions, and has catered for, a heterogeneity in the background and experience of his readers.
About the Book Dynamic Meteorology is a fundamental branch of atmospheric science, which enables quantification of atmospheric motion to make accurate predictions of weather patterns. The book is designed as a text for students pursuing courses in Atmospheric Science, Meteorology, Oceanography, and Environmental Science at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The text is systematically developed with chapters on Sun, Earth and various physical processes involved in atmosphere. It assumes the reader to have basic knowledge of Calculus and Thermodynamiics and uses several approximations, without giving rigorous mathematical proofs, making the book simple and lucid. Features * Covers the complex subject of atmospheric processes in simple lucid way * General circulation of the atmosphere is described as zonal and meridional averages * Each chapter is followed by questions for self review Contents 1. The Sun 2. Measurement of Solar Radiation 3. Infrared Radiation (IR) 4. Atmosphere 5. Evolution of the Earth's Atmosphere 6. Physical Variables 7. Thermodynamics 8. The Operator Ñ (del) 9. The Continuity Equation 10. Mathematical Equations of Motion 11. Kinematics of Rotating Motion 12. Absolute and Relative Velocity 13. Circulation 14. The Vorticity Equation 15. The Divergence Equation 16. Balanced Motion 17. Natural Coordinates and Equations of Motion 18. Geostrophic Wind 19. The Gradient Wind 20. Cyclostrophic Flow 21. Divergence of Geostrophic Wind 22. Circular Vortex Spherical Coordinates and Equation of Motion 23. Atmospheric Waves 24. Sound Waves 25. Gravity Waves 26. Inertia Waves 27. Inertia-Gravity Waves 28. Rossby Waves (Barotropic Waves) 29. Atmospheric Turbulence (A) 30. Atmospheric Turbulence (B) 31. The Planetary Boundary Layer 32. The General Circulation of the Atmosphere - (A)
Release on 1987 | by David G. Andrews,James R. Holton,Conway B. Leovy
Author: David G. Andrews,James R. Holton,Conway B. Leovy
Pubpsher: Academic Press
This book is intended for graduate students in middle atmosphere dynamics courses and will be useful to all research workers in meteorology, aeronomy, and atmospheric chemistry. Furthermore, many of the basic dynamical and physical processes discussed also have broad applicability in other branches of atmospheric dynamics, and will be of interest to those studying such areas as climate dynamics and planetary atmospheres.
Fluid Mechanics of the Atmosphere presents the fundamental equations which govern most of the flow problems studied by atmospheric scientists. The equations are derived in a systematic way that is intended to facilitate critical evaluation. The goal of this text is twofold. First the book supplies the student a background familiarity in the underlying physics behind the mathematics. Second it explores some systematic methods of relating these physics to atmospheric problems, including rotating frames of reference effects, vorticity dynamics, and turbulence effects on closure. Stresses vorticity, principles of scaling, and turbulence Extensively illustrated Includes end-of-chapter summaries and problem sets Classroom tested for five years