Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Dynamics in Atmospheric Physics (Hardback)
  • Dynamics in Atmospheric Physics (Hardback)
zoom

Dynamics in Atmospheric Physics (Hardback)

(author)
£103.00
Hardback 324 Pages / Published: 29/06/1990
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Motion is manifest in the atmosphere in an almost infinite variety of ways. In Dynamics in Atmospheric Physics, Dr Richard Lindzen describes the nature of motion in the atmosphere, develops fluid dynamics relevant to the atmosphere, and explores the role of motion in determining climate and atmospheric composition. The author presents the material in a lecture note style, and the emphasis throughout is on describing phenomena that are at the frontiers of current research, but due attention is given to the methodology of research and to the historical background of these topics. The author's treatment and choice of topics is didactic. Problems at the end of each chapter will help students assimilate the material. In general the discussions emphasize physical concepts, and throughout Dr Lindzen makes a concerted effort to avoid the notion that dynamic meteorology is simply the derivation of equations and their subsequent solution. His desire is that interested students will delve further into solution details. The book is intended as a text for first year graduate students in the atmospheric sciences. Although the material in the book is self contained, a familiarity with differential equations is assumed; some background in fluid mechanics is helpful.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521361019
Number of pages: 324
Weight: 650 g
Dimensions: 223 x 162 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Written with wit, peppered with personal anecdotes, and illustrated with simple physical problems, this text is a pleasure to read and acts as a useful reference book as well.' Howard B. Bluestein, The Times Higher Education Supplement
"...is, beyond any doubt, an interesting and useful book and is recommended for all university libraries. It brings the reader to the forefront of the atmospheric sciences, highlighting the challenges of many not yet completely solved problems....a good book for those who start research in the field of atmospheric dynamics." Konrad Bajer, PAGEOPH
"...strongly recommend it as a source of new ideas for teachers and as a review of atmospheric dynamics for someone who has already been introduced to the subject." Andrew P. Ingersoll, Icarus

You may also be interested in...

New Theories of Everything
Added to basket
Biophysics DeMYSTiFied
Added to basket
Revolutions that Made the Earth
Added to basket
Water: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Feynman's Lost Lecture
Added to basket
Pocket Guide to Biomolecular NMR
Added to basket
Galaxies: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Cosmology: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Biomechanics For Dummies
Added to basket
Solar Astrophysics
Added to basket
Physics for Clinical Oncology
Added to basket
The Manga Guide To Physics
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.