Dynamics of the Atmosphere

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Dynamics of the Atmosphere

By Wilford Zdunkowski; Andreas Bott

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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.

Subject: Physical & Earth Sciences -> Geology -> Mineralogy

Dynamics of the Atmosphere
A Course in Theoretical Meteorology
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 4/10/03
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 0511074948
ISBN 13: 9780511074943
Print ISBN: 9780521809498

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