Synoptic-Dynamic Meteorology In Midlatitudes: Principles Of Kinematics And Dynamics, Vol. 1
Synoptic-Dynamic Meteorology in Midlatitudes: Principles of Kinematics and Dynamics, Vol. 1
This new, comprehensive textbook for upper-division undergraduate and graduate students of meteorology presents for the first time information that is now considered essential in modern weather forecasting. Based on a successful series of courses taught by the author at the University of Oklahoma, the text carefully examines the foundations of synoptic meteorology, from the analysis of scalar fields to atmospheric kinematics, dynamics, and thermodynamics. Newer topics such as Q-vectors, and modern observing systems such as Doppler radar are discussed, and several detailed figures and many helpful problems are included. This timely work emphasizes both physical understanding and mathematical analysis, and clearly explains observations in light of current theory. It will be a valuable reference for weather forecasters and researchers as well as students.
"Excellent combined approach to synoptic and dynamic meteorology."--Arlindo Da Silva, University of Wisconsin
"Very throough treatment of topics necessary for modern synopticians!"--Keith Johnson, Jackson State University
"Both [volumes 1 and 2] are excellent reference books....Kudos to Dr. Bluestein--truly a labor of love!"--James Moore, St. Louis University
"An excellent text, integrating synoptic and dynamic meteorology in a manner that should...