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Middle Atmosphere Dynamics : Volume 40 - David G. Andrews

Middle Atmosphere Dynamics

Volume 40


Published: 12th October 1987
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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

"Marshall and Plumb have nicely presented the basics of both meteorology and oceanography in this work. The book begins with a discusssion of atmospheric characteristics; the final chapter on climate and climatic variability nicely leads into the subject of global warming, and should be read by anyone with an interest in the future of the planet. . . . Highly recommended." -- A.E. Staver, Northern Illinois University, in CHOICE, June 2008

Characteristics of the atmosphere
The global energy balance
The vertical structure of the atmosphere
The Meridional structure of the atmosphere
The equations of fluid motion
Balanced flow
The general circulation of the atmosphere
The ocena and its circulation
The wind-driven circulation
The thermohaline circulation of the ocean
Climate and climate variability
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ISBN: 9780120585762
ISBN-10: 0120585766
Series: International Geophysics (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 489
Published: 12th October 1987
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.17 x 15.09  x 2.97
Weight (kg): 0.76