The past decade has been characterized by remarkable advances in meteorological observation, computing techniques, and data-visualization technology. However, the benefit of these advances can only be fully realized with the introduction of a systematic, applied approach to meteorological education that allows well-established theoretical concepts to be applied to modernized observational and numerical datasets. This textbook, which covers synoptic-dynamic meteorology, synoptically driven mesoscale phenomena, weather forecasting, and numerical weather prediction, links theoretical concepts to modern technology and facilitates the meaningful application of concepts, theories, and techniques using real data. As such, it will both serve those planning careers in meteorological research and weather prediction and provide a template for the application of modern technology in a classroom and laboratory setting.
Publisher: American Meteorological Society
Number of pages: 388
Weight: 826 g
Dimensions: 255 x 201 x 15 mm
Lackmann fulfills a desperate need among today s students and teachers. No book has more approached Rossby s vision of a bridge across the gap between theory and observation than Midlatitude Synoptic Meteorology. --Dave Schultz, University of Manchester"
"Lackmann fulfills a desperate need among today's students and teachers. No book has more approached Rossby's vision of a bridge across the gap between theory and observation than Midlatitude Synoptic Meteorology."--Dave Schultz, University of Manchester