An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology, Fifth Edition by James R. Holton

By James R. Holton

During the prior decade, the technological know-how of dynamic meteorology has persisted its quick increase. The scope of dynamic meteorology has broadened significantly. a lot of the cloth is predicated on a two-term direction for seniors majoring in atmospheric sciences.

This ebook offers a cogent rationalization of the basics of meteorology and explains hurricane dynamics for weather-oriented meteorologists. It discusses weather dynamics and the results posed for international switch. the recent version has further a better half site with MATLAB workouts and up to date remedies of a number of key topics.

  • Provides transparent actual causes of key dynamical principles
  • Contains a wealth of illustrations to clarify textual content and equations, plus end-of-chapter problems
  • Holton is among the top specialists in modern meteorology, and popular for his transparent writing style
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Potential vorticity (PV) is given an expanded treatment in Chapter 4, including a derivation of the Ertel PV as a special case of the Kelvin circulation theorem, a discussion of nonconservative effects, and an illustration of the use of PV to construct maps of the dynamical tropopause. Moreover, PV is used to motivate a derivation of the shallow-water and barotropic equations, which are used extensively in later chapters. In Chapter 5, the discussion of basic wave properties is extended to three dimensions, and a general strategy for solving wave problems is outlined.

Source: NASA. Over longer time periods, the realm of climate, circulation features may persist from seasons to years over large regions of Earth. Examples of climate variability include shifts in the locations where storms occur, oscillations in large-scale pressure patterns, and planetary patterns of variability associated with the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon of the tropical Pacific Ocean. ENSO reminds us that although dynamic meterology involves the study of air motion in the atmosphere, this motion links to other parts of Earth’s system, including the oceans, biosphere, and cryosphere, and plays an active role in the transport of chemical species.

If the missile travels 1000 km at a horizontal speed u0 = 1000 m s−1, by how much is the missile deflected from its eastward path by the Coriolis force? 21) where it is assumed that the deflection is sufficiently small so that we may let f and u0 be constants. 13) with respect to time: Thus, the total displacement is Therefore, the missile is deflected southward by 50 km due to the Coriolis effect. Further examples of the deflection of objects by the Coriolis force are given in some of the problems at the end of the chapter.

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