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Mesoscale Dynamics

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  • Page extent: 646 pages
  • Size: 247 x 174 mm
  • Weight: 1.33 kg
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 (ISBN-13: 9780521808750)

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$206.00 (C)

Ideal for researchers in meteorology and atmospheric science, this 2007 book covers wave dynamics, moist convection, front dynamics and mesoscale modelling. With modelling projects and student review questions, it could also serve as a textbook for graduate students. Solutions for instructors are available at


Preface; 1. Overview; 2. Governing equations for mesoscale motions; 3. Basic wave dynamics; 4. Mesoscale wave generation and maintenance; 5. Orographically forced flows; 6. Thermally forced flows; 7. Mesoscale instabilities; 8. Isolated convective storms; 9. Mesoscale convective systems; 10. Dynamics of fronts and jet streaks; 11. Dynamics of orographic precipitation; 12. Basic numerical methods; 13. Numerical modeling of geophysical fluid systems; 14. Parameterization of physical processes; Appendices; Index.


"This is a readable, beautifully-presented and well-balanced text that should find a place on the bookshelves of many university libraries. ... will prove to be a very valuable book for both students and researchers." - Suzanne Grey, Royal Meteorological Society

"[This book] is fundamental, comprehensive, in-depth, well written, and adequately illustrated." - Bart Geerts, Bulletin of the Meteorological Society

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