An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology, Volume 88, Fifth by James R. Holton

By James R. Holton

During the prior decade, the technological know-how of dynamic meteorology has endured its fast enhance. The scope of dynamic meteorology has broadened significantly. a lot of the cloth is predicated on a two-term direction for seniors majoring in atmospheric sciences.

This e-book provides a cogent rationalization of the basics of meteorology and explains typhoon dynamics for weather-oriented meteorologists. It discusses weather dynamics and the consequences posed for worldwide switch. the recent variation has additional a significant other web site with MATLAB workouts and up-to-date remedies of a number of key topics.

  • Provides transparent actual motives of key dynamical principles
  • Contains a wealth of illustrations to explain textual content and equations, plus end-of-chapter problems
  • Holton is likely one of the major specialists in modern meteorology, and popular for his transparent writing style
  • Instructor's guide to be had to adopters

NEW during this EDITION

  • A better half site with MATLAB® workouts and demonstrations
  • Updated remedies on weather dynamics, tropical meteorology, center surroundings dynamics, and numerical prediction

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Pages cm Includes bibliographical references and index. Revision of Fourth edition by Holton. ISBN 978-0-12-384866-6 (hardback) 1. Dynamic meteorology. I. Title. 51’5—dc23 2012022179 British Library Cataloguing-in-Publication Data A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library. com Printed in the United States 12 13 14 15 16 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Dedication To the memory of James R. Holton (1938–2004) Preface When Jim Holton was making revisions for the Fourth Edition of this book, I served as a consultant on aspects of the material with which I was most familiar.

Moreover, PV is used to motivate a derivation of the shallow-water and barotropic equations, which are used extensively in later chapters. In Chapter 5, the discussion of basic wave properties is extended to three dimensions, and a general strategy for solving wave problems is outlined. Stationary Rossby wave solutions are now discussed for both shallow-water and stratified atmospheres at rest, providing the reader with a deeper understanding of the basis for the quasi-geostrophic approximation that follows in the next chapter.

The other end of the string is passed through a small hole in a horizontal platform and a ball of mass m = 10 kg is attached. At what angular velocity must the ball rotate on the horizontal platform to balance the weight of the block if the horizontal distance of the ball from the hole is 1 m? While the ball is rotating, the block is pulled down 10 cm. What is the new angular velocity of the ball? How much work is done in pulling down the block? 11. A particle is free to slide on a horizontal frictionless plane located at a latitude ϕ on Earth.

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