'Dynamic Meteorology: A Basic Course' is an introduction to the physics of the atmosphere. Starting from the basics, it provides students with an awareness of simple mathematics and enthusiastically proceeds to provide a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of meteorology. The authors lead students to a scientifically rigorous understanding of the behaviour of weather systems such as highs, lows, fronts, jet streams and tropical cyclones.
From the 'ABC' of the laws of Avogrado, Boyle and Charles to the powerful omega equation and beyond, this is a simple exposition of dynamic meteorology. Why does the wind blow along the lines of isobars rather than across them? Why are low pressure systems on the weather map more intense than high-pressure systems? Why is there much less constraint on the strength of the wind around a cyclone than an anticyclone? An international team of academic experts in meteorology answer these and many other fundamental questions with simple mathematical equations. Covering both northern and southern hemispheres, 'Dynamic Meteorology' equips students of earth and environmental sciences with proper understanding of the essential mathematics necessary to unlock the mysteries of the natural world.
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Table of Contents
Introduction: Units and dimensions The thermodynamics of dry clean air The aerological diagram The thermodynamics of moist air Hydrostatic equilibrium The equations of motion The coriolos force The equations of motion: Derivation in various coordinates Balanced flow Unbalanced flow Euler and lagrange Vorticity The long wave equations The upper air synoptic chart Friction in the boundary layer of the atmosphere Some more advanced equations Synoptic observations and analysis Simple synoptic models The tropical cyclone Radiant energy transfer The radiation balance of the earth Climate change References