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Dynamic Meteorology A Basic Course

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By: Adrian Gordon, Warwick Grace, Peter Schwerdtfeger and Roland Byron-Scott
325 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs
Publisher: Hodder Arnold
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  • Dynamic Meteorology ISBN: 9780340595039 Paperback Dec 1997 Availability uncertain: order now to get this when available
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Covering both northern and southern hemispheres, this volume equips students of earth and environmental sciences with an understanding of the essential mathematics of the physics of the atmosphere.

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Introduction - units and dimensions; the thermodynamics of dry clan air; the aerological diagram; the thermodynamics of moist air; hydrostatic equilibrium; the equations of motion (1) - the Coriolos force; the equations of motion (2) - derivation in various co-ordinates; 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.

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Textbook
By: Adrian Gordon, Warwick Grace, Peter Schwerdtfeger and Roland Byron-Scott
325 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs
Publisher: Hodder Arnold
Media reviews
This step-by-step guide...provides students with a proper understanding of the essential mathematics necessary to unlock the mysteries of the natural world. -- Book News
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