By Howard Bluestein
This new, entire textbook for upper-division undergraduate and graduate scholars of meteorology offers for the 1st time info that's now thought of crucial in smooth climate forecasting. in keeping with a profitable sequence of classes taught via the writer on the college of Oklahoma, the textual content rigorously examines the principles of synoptic meteorology, from the research of scalar fields to atmospheric kinematics, dynamics, and thermodynamics. more moderen themes equivalent to Q-vectors, and smooth gazing platforms comparable to Doppler radar are mentioned, and a number of other particular figures and lots of valuable difficulties are integrated. This well timed paintings emphasizes either actual knowing and mathematical research, and obviously explains observations in mild of present conception. will probably be a invaluable reference for climate forecasters and researchers in addition to students.
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Synoptic dynamic meteorology in midlatitudes / 1. Principles of kinematics and dynamics by Howard Bluestein