Dynamics of the Atmosphere

Dynamics of the Atmosphere

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Wilford Zdunkowski, Andreas Bott
Cambridge University Press, 10/04/2003
EAN 9780521006668, ISBN10: 052100666X

Hardcover, 738 pages, 24.7 x 17.4 x 3.7 cm

Dynamics of the Atmosphere consists of two parts: the first presenting the mathematical tools needed for a thorough understanding of the topics covered in the second part of the book. The second part begins with the derivation of the equation describing the atmospheric motion on the rotating earth. Subjects tackled in subsequent chapters include kinematics of the atmosphere (including vorticity and circulation theorems), wave motion in the atmosphere, inertial and dynamic stability, and turbulent systems in the atmosphere. Finally, newer methods of weather prediction, such as the spectral technique and the stochastic dynamic method, are introduced in order to demonstrate their potential for extending the forecasting range. Complete with numerous exercise sets and solutions, this textbook has been written for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of meteorology and other related sciences. It may also be used as a reference source by professional meteorologists and researchers in atmospheric science.

'This book will be appreciated by readers who respect and require the mathematic rigour and completeness of mathematical derivations presented ... a valuable reference source.' International Journal of Climatology