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Synoptic-Dynamic Meteorology in Midlatitudes : Volume 2 - Howard B. Bluestein

Synoptic-Dynamic Meteorology in Midlatitudes

Volume 2

Hardcover Published: 14th January 1993
ISBN: 9780195062687
Number Of Pages: 608

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Synoptic meteorology, the study of large scale weather systems and forecasting using observation, and dynamic meteorology, the study of the laws of physics involved in air movement, are treated in this major new text in two volumes. Volume I covers kinematics, elementary atmospheric dynamics and thermodynamics, and the principles of quasi-geostrophic theory; there is also an introduction to modern observing systems, including Doppler radar, wind profilers, and navigation-aid sondes. Volume II covers the formation, motion, and climatology of extratropical weather systems in the context of quasi-geostrophic theory and "IPV thinking", the formation and structure of fronts and jets, applications of semi-geostrophic theory, and the observed structure and dynamics of precipitation systems in midlatitudes.

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"Very good book! I am using it in my Synoptic meteorology (with lab) course at present."--L. Glen Cobb, University of Northern Colorado "An excellent supplement for an introductory meteorology course."--Stephen Shaver, University of the South "Very thorough account of the dynamics of mid-latitude weather systems."--Arlindo Da Silva, University of Wisconsin "The author continues his attempt to write a book which could replace the classical position by Sverre Pettersen and accomplishes this with remarkable success....The quantity of theoretical and practical knowledge contained in the volume is truly impressive and establishes the book as a convenient reference not only for students but for professionals as well. Extensive literature listed separately for each section and a valuable index at the end of the book should also be mentioned. Picturesque language and pieces of Emily Dickinson's poetry accompanying the headings of each part of the volume further enhance the book's readability." --Krzysztof Haman, University of Warsaw, Pure and Applied Geophysics (PAGEOPH.)

PART I: The Behavior of Synoptic-Scale, Extra-Tropical Systems 1: The Formation of Surface Pressure Systems 2: The Movement of Surface Pressure Systems 3: The Formation of Upper-Level Systems 4: The Movement of Upper-Level Troughs and Ridges 5: Instability, Cyclogenesis, and Anticyclogenesis 6: The Classical Midlatitude Cyclone 7: Analysis of Midlatitude, Synoptic-Scale Systems using the Balance Equations 8: Analysis of Midlatitude, Synoptic-Scale Systems using a Generalized Height-Tendency Equation 9: Analysis of Midlatitude, Synoptic-Scale Systems using Isentropic Potential Vorticity Thinking PART II: Fronts and Jets 1: The Relationship between Fronts and Jets 2: Consequences of the Cross-Front Scale 3: Kinematics and Thermodynamics of Frontogenesis 4: Observational Aspects of Fronts 5: Dynamics of Surface Frontogenesis 6: Dynamics of Middle-Upper Tropospheric Frontogenesis 7: Observational Aspects of Jets and Jet Streaks 8: Dynamics of Jets and Jet Streaks PART III: Precipitation Systems in Mid-Latitudes 1: Introduction 2: Types of Precipitation 3: The Classification of Precipitation Systems 4: Convective Systems 5: Nonconvective Systems

ISBN: 9780195062687
ISBN-10: 019506268X
Series: Synoptic-Dynamic Meteorology in Midlatitudes : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 14th January 1993
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.21

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