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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

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“...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

About the Author

Gregory J. Hakim is Professor and Chair of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences in the College of the Environment at the University of Washington. His research focuses on problems in climate reconstruction, predictability, data assimilation, atmospheric dynamics, and synoptic meteorology. He teaches courses in weather, atmospheric sciences, atmospheric structure and analysis, atmospheric motions, synoptic meteorology, balance dynamics, and weather predictability and data assimilation.


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Amazon.com: HASH(0x907fe12c) out of 5 stars 11 reviews
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HASH(0x907aed68) out of 5 stars Too many typos, the context is not fluent 17 April 2013
By Levin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Holton's textbook is one of the most classic books in Dynamics. But the 5th edition is kind of disappointing. Except the concept of potential vorticity and the changed sequence of the chapters, the book is not that different from the previous edition. But the text is quite confusing sometimes. In many occasions, the 5th edition made some modification in the text at the beginning compare with previous editions, but simply copies the previous editons in the following text, which result in inconsistent notations and incorrect reference of the equations. It is quite confusing when you try to derive the equations as what instructed in the book when the typos guide you to the non-relevant equations. This also happenes in the homework problems.

You may buy this edition if you are interested in potential vorticity. But I do not recommend this edition if you are a beginner of Atmospheric Dynamics, except you enjoy the feeling of finding the typos or confusing yourself.

I bought this textbook from Amazon when it was just released, and it cost me about 90 bucks. But the previous editions are way cheaper!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x90869444) out of 5 stars ... an atmospheric dynamics class with this book will be disappointed in the crap that's in it 12 Jan. 2015
By Mike - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Anyone who takes an atmospheric dynamics class with this book will be disappointed in the crap that's in it. It jumps around a lot and has page upon page of derivation without explanation as to how the author got there. Additionally, most problems at the ends of the chapters have nothing to do with the derivations and material covered. They seem to be a clever plot to frustrate meteorology students into switching to environmental studies.
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HASH(0x9244a438) out of 5 stars Binding is flimsy for 4th Ed. 3 Aug. 2015
By anonimus - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
OK, I know this is not about the contents. My Fourth Edition was breaking up on the spine after a short time even with not so intensive usage. Every other book of the same edition owned by other people I have seen suffers the same fate. I am extremely unhappy about it. I paid a lot of money for it, and I expect it to last a lifetime. Could anyone please tell us if this new edition has stronger binding? Thanks.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x90d83af8) out of 5 stars This is an excellent text book of which I've been making continued use ... 22 Sept. 2014
By Josefina - Published on Amazon.com
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This is an excellent text book of which I've been making continued use over the years. It is very comprehensive and straight to the point. Admittedly I have often felt that explanations are a bit too short and that the text could appeal more to physical intuition. I have learned to consider this one of the books great strengths as it's conciseness makes it of very easy reference. I generally look for other texts to get a more detained view of the topic at hand and then turn to this book for a comprehensive summary.
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x907957ec) out of 5 stars Dynamic Meteorology 6 Jun. 2014
By Leah - Published on Amazon.com
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Holton died, unfortunately. This book was mostly his original work, but with some refreshments from his protege. Holton's book serves as a standard for Dynamic Meteorology and like most dynamic studies, is math intensive.

THE standard on dynamic meteorology... also doubles as a sleeping aid (careful, results can be abrupt).
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