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Atmospheric Dynamics

Series: Cambridge Atmospheric and Space Science Series

By: John Green

224 pages, 45 line illus

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Dec 2004 | #182268 | ISBN: 0521616964
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Hardback | Mar 1999 | #124964 | ISBN: 0521249759
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About this book

Generations of students have benefited from John Green's lectures, and this book, many years in the making, presents his unique personal insight into the fundamentals of fluid mechanics and atmospheric dynamics. It will extend the knowledge and philosophy of students and researchers beyond that of conventional instruction.

'Written with wit, peppered with personal anecdotes, and illustrated with simple physical problems, this text is a pleasure to read and acts as a useful reference book as well.' Howard B. Bluestein, Times Higher Education Supplement 'The book is certainly worth recommending for those specialized students and researchers who are prepared to walk the insightful path in search of a deeper knowledge of atmospheric dynamics under Green's illuminating guidance.' S. Bandhari, World Meteorological Organization Bulletin


Introduction; 1. Description of atmospheric motion systems; 2. Notation; 3. Fundamental equations; 4. Nearly horizontal atmosphere; 5. Gravity waves; 6. Shearing instability; 7. Vertical convection; 8. Mesoscale motion; 9. Motion of large scale; 10. The forecast problem; 11. Motion in a barotropic atmosphere; 12. Modelling; 13. Models; 14. Transport and mixing; 15. General circulation; Appendix; Index.

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