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First published in 1931, as the second edition of a 1919 original, this book forms the final part of a four-volume work written by the renowned British meteorologist Napier Shaw (1854–1945). The text focuses on the meteorological calculus, attempting to provide the reader with a grounding in the fundamental aspects of the area. Numerous illustrative figures are included, together with extensive textual notes. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in meteorology and the history of science.
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- Date Published: February 2015
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781107475496
- length: 398 pages
- dimensions: 281 x 211 x 25 mm
- weight: 0.93kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
List of illustrations
1. The laws of atmospheric motion
2. The general equations of motion of a parcel of air in the free atmosphere subject to the forces incidental to gravity and friction
3. The foot of the atmospheric structure
4. The calculus of surface turbulence
5. Gustiness and cloud-sheets
6. Kinematics on the limb and trunk
7. Atmospheric calculus - temperature and wind
8. Graphic analysis of atmospheric motion
9. Curved isobars
10. Revolving fluid in the atmosphere
11. Hypothesis and realities about advective and divective regions
12. Retrospective and prospective
Index to volume IV
The drama of atmosphere, dramatis personae
Summary of the contents of the four volumes.
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