By S. Hastenrath
The 1st variation of my e-book "Climate and move of the Tropics" used to be quite modern to the center of 1985. In a moment printing in 1988 it used to be attainable to accomplish a number of literature references and to right a few misprints. even though, energetic learn has taken position over the last 5 years in a variety of parts of tropical weather dynamics, in particular within the atmosphere-ocean mechanisms of weather anomalies, weather prediction, ocean circulate, and paleoclimates. Promising development has additionally been made within the program of common flow modelling to tropical weather difficulties. within the current moment version, named "Climate Dynamics of the Tropics", i've got tried to include a lot of the hot paintings to past due 1990. Chapters eight and nine were basically re-written, and significant additions were made to Chapters four and 12 specifically. i want to recognize the continuing aid by way of the U.S. nationwide technological know-how origin over the last 5 years. B. Parthasarathy, Poona, and H. Lessmann, San Salvador, despatched me updates of knowledge sequence now not simply available. i've got benefitted from discussions with quite a few colleagues within the usa and out of the country. within the guidance of this moment version, Marilyn Wolff patiently transferred my illegible hand-written drafts onto be aware processor. Dierk Polzin and Dan Skemp assisted me with the construction of the web page masters and the topic index and Christopher Collimore with the writer index.