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A Concise Introduction

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  • Publication planned for: December 2017
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108404655

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  • From a world-renowned team at the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington, Seattle, Weather: A Concise Introduction is an accessible and beautifully illustrated text covering the foundations of meteorology in a concise, clear, and engaging manner. Designed to provide students with a strong foundation in the physical, dynamical, and chemical processes taking place in the atmosphere, this introductory textbook will appeal to students with a wide range of mathematical and scientific backgrounds. This textbook features: a single case study of a mid-latitude cyclone which is referred to throughout the whole book to illustrate the basic principles driving atmospheric dynamics and phenomena; boxes on more advanced topics; appendices for additional coverage; chapter summaries listing the 'take-home' points discussed; and colour figures and charts illustrating the fundamental concepts. Key terms are evident throughout, and a glossary explains the terms that students will need to understand and become familiar with.

    • Bases the conceptual understanding on fundamental scientific building blocks, offering students new ways of thinking about meteorological phenomena
    • Introduces the basic physical laws early on and then ties them together with a single case study - February 2014 mid-latitude cyclone - which serves as a common thread throughout the book, illustrating the basic principles driving atmospheric dynamics and phenomena
    • Includes boxes on more advanced topics and appendices for additional coverage, affording instructors the opportunity to tailor the level of the material to their course
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    • Publication planned for: December 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108404655
    • dimensions: 276 x 219 mm
    • contains: 1 b/w illus. 476 colour illus. 7 tables
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Introduction
    1. Weather variables
    2. Spatial representations of weather data
    3. Our atmosphere: origin, composition, and structure
    4. Heat transfer
    5. Water
    6. Cloud formation
    7. precipitation
    8. Wind
    9. Global wind systems
    10. Air masses, fronts, and mid-latitude cyclones
    11. Thunderstorms and tornadoes
    12. Hurricanes
    13. Weather forecasting
    14. Air pollution
    15. Climate change and weather
    Glossary
    Credits
    Index.

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    Weather

    Gregory J. Hakim, Jérôme Patoux

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    Gregory J. Hakim, University of Washington
    Gregory J. Hakim has undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Atmospheric Science and a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from the State University of New York, Albany. He joined the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington in 1999, where he served as Department Chair from 2012 to 2017 and is currently a Professor. He is also a leading scientist in the areas of weather analysis, predictability, and dynamics, and his research interests include weather and climate prediction, hurricanes, past climates, and polar circulation patterns. He has served on the advisory panel for the Directorate of Geosciences at the National Science Foundation, as Chair of the advisory panel for the Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Laboratory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), as a member of the NCAR Advisory Panel, as a member of the NCAR Strategic Planning Council, and as Chair of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research's President's Advisory Committee on University Relations.

    Jérôme Patoux, University of Washington
    Jérôme Patoux earned a Master in Environmental Engineering from the University of Texas, Austin and a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Washington. He has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). He has taught undergraduate introductory meteorology for many years, and has been funded by the NSF to develop weather and climate curriculum. He is a former faculty member from the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington, and currently teaches meteorology at the University of Nantes in France.

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