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Research and Markets: An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology. Edition No. 5.

DUBLIN -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of Elsevier Science and Technology's new book "An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology. Edition No. 5" to their offering.

This revised text presents a cogent explanation of the fundamentals of meteorology, and explains storm dynamics for weather-oriented meteorologists. It discusses climate dynamics and the implications posed for global change. The new edition features a companion website with MATLAB[R] exercises and updated treatments of several key topics. Much of the material is based on a two-term course for seniors majoring in atmospheric sciences.

Key Features

- Lead author Gregory J. Hakim, a major contributor to the 4th Edition, succeeds James Holton (deceased) on this 5th Edition

- Provides clear physical explanations of key dynamical principles

- Contains a wealth of illustrations to elucidate text and equations, plus end-of-chapter problems

- Instructor's Manual available to adopters

New In This Edition

- Substantial chapter updates, and integration of new research on climate change

- Content on the most recent developments in predictability, data assimilation, climate sensitivity, and generalized stability

- A fresh streamlined pedagogical approach to tropical meteorology, baroclinic development, and quasi-geostrophic theory

- Aspects of synoptic meteorology provide stronger linkage to observations

- Companion website includes MATLAB codes for plotting animated weather patterns; Problem sets and exercises; streaming video, illustrations and figures.

Key Topics Covered

1 Introduction

2 The Basic Conservation Laws

3 Elementary Applications of the Basic Equations

4 Circulation and Vorticity

5 The Planetary Boundary Layer

6 Synoptic Scale Motions I: Quasi-geostrophic Analysis

7 Atmospheric Oscillations: Linear Perturbation Theory

8 Extratropical Synoptic Scale Motions II: Baroclinic Instability

9 Mesoscale Circulations

10 The General Circulation

11 Tropical Dynamics

12 Middle Atmosphere Dynamics

13 Numerical Prediction

Appendix A Useful Constants and Parameters

Appendix B List of Symbols

Appendix C Vector Analysis

Appendix D Moisture Variables

Appendix E Standard Atmosphere Data

Appendix F Symmetric Baroclinic Oscillations

Answers to Selected Problems

(Complete solutions manual available to instructors)


Holton, James R.

Hakim, Gregory J

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