Physical and Dynamical Meteorology

Physical and Dynamical Meteorology

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David Brunt
Cambridge University Press
Edition: 2, 7/20/2011
EAN 9781107601437, ISBN10: 1107601436

Paperback, 454 pages, 25.4 x 17.8 x 2.3 cm
Language: English

First published in 1934, and then in a second edition in 1939, this book gives a full account of theoretical meteorology as it was understood at the time. Where theory failed to explain phenomena, the author limited himself to a description of the phenomena and an indication of such theory as was felt to be helpful. Little of the first edition was omitted, but additions were made to many chapters of the second edition, and the chapter on turbulence in the atmosphere was completely rewritten.

List of illustrations
Some useful constants and units
1. The facts which call for explanation. A sketch of the surface distribution of the meteorological elements over the globe
2. Some statistical and thermal relationships
3. Water-vapour in the atmosphere. The ascent of damp air
4. Thermodynamics of the atmosphere
5. Radiation
6. Radiation in the troposphere
7. Radiative equilibrium and the stratosphere
8. The general equations of motion
9. Motion under balanced forces
the gradient wind
10. Surfaces of discontinuity
11. The general aspects of turbulence
12. Turbulence in the atmosphere
the eddies as diffusing agencies
13. The classification of winds
14. The transformations of energy in the atmosphere
15. The growth of cyclic circulations and of pressure inequalities in the atmosphere
16. The idea of air masses
17. The Polar front and its relation to the development of cyclones
18. Anticyclones
19. The general circulation of the atmosphere
Index of names
Index of subjects.