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An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology (International Geophysics) Hardcover – 26 Apr 2004


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  • Hardcover: 535 pages
  • Publisher: Academic Press; 4 edition (26 April 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0123540151
  • ISBN-13: 978-0123540157
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 3.8 x 22.9 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,138,673 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The book is very clearly and well written...the author succeeds in presenting the fundamentals while providing a motivating discussion on the full scope of dynamic meteorology and its applications."
-Jorg Matschullat, Interdisciplinary Environmental Research Center, in ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY, VOL. 49, MARCH 2006

Praise for previous edition:

“...reflects the full scope of modern dynamic meteorology, while providing a presentation of the fundamentals.” –BULLETIN AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY

“The careful presentation of introductory material and clear discussion of dynamical principles make this an excellent basic account of dynamical meteorology.” –JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS

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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 Fourth Edition features a CD-ROM with MATLAB[registered] 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. It provides clear physical explanations of key dynamical principles.It contains a wealth of illustrations to elucidate text and equations, plus end-of-chapter problems. Holton is one of the leading authorities in contemporary meteorology, and well known for his clear writing style. An Instructor's Manual is available to adopters. The features new in this edition include: a CD-ROM with MATLAB[registered] exercises and demonstrations. It provides updated treatments on climate dynamics, tropical meteorology, middle atmosphere dynamics, and numerical prediction.

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