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Cambridge Atmospheric and Space Science Series: Introduction to Circulating Atmospheres (Paperback)
  • Cambridge Atmospheric and Space Science Series: Introduction to Circulating Atmospheres (Paperback)

Cambridge Atmospheric and Space Science Series: Introduction to Circulating Atmospheres (Paperback)

Paperback 448 Pages / Published: 19/10/1995
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This book gives an account of the modern view of the global circulation of the atmosphere. It brings the observed nature of the circulation together with theories and simple models of the mechanisms which drive it. Early chapters concentrate on the classical view of the global circulation, on the processes which generate atmospheric motions and on the dynamical constraints which modify them. Later chapters develop more recent themes including low frequency variability and the circulations of other planetary atmospheres. The book will be of interest to advanced students and researchers who wish for an introduction to the subject before engaging with the original scientific literature. The book is copiously illustrated, and includes many results of diagnostic and modelling studies. Each chapter includes a set of problems and bibliographical notes.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521429351
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 800 g
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 23 mm

' ... recommended as an excellent successor and supplement to the traditional mathematical treatment of dynamical meteorology.' Weather
'In summary, this fine book is a must for everybody who wants to better understand the tricks of our circulating atmosphere.' Meteorologische Zeitschrift
'an authoritative, modern view of large-scale atmospheric circulations ... eminently readable.' Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society
' ... this is a valuable new textbook in atmospheric dynamics ... it is heartily recommended.' P. Haynes, Journal of Fluid Mechanics
"...a well composed text book on the general circulation of the atmosphere, most suitable for advanced undergraduate and introductory graduate levels...brings many interesting and modern aspects of general circulation theory and observations together in a concise and manageable format." Elmar Reiter, Meteorology & Atmospheric Physics
"...Ian James provides an excellent introduction to the global atmospheric circulation...the presentation is well balanced and the material is presented in a manner that combines a rather complete account of the major features of the observed global circulation with an account of a number of simple dynamical models that can be used to elucidate the undergraduate-level course in dynamical meteorology is required as a pre-requisite for this text...for any student with such a background, the book is readily accessible and would serve admirably as a textbook for an advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate course on the global circulation." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
"The author is to be congratulated on an important contribution, which should become a standard textbook in courses on the global circulation." James R. Holton, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
"...a valuable addition to our arsenal of fundamental texts on the circulation of planetary atmospheres, especially the atmosphere in which we live." Robert Cahalan and Lesley Greene, American Scientist
"...a worthy introduction into the general circulation of the atmosphere, and researchers or advanced students will find it a useful guide for studying the original literature of the subject." Krzysztof Haman, PAGEOPH

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