DescriptionThe weather can be a cause of disruption, despair and even danger everywhere around the world at one time or another. Even when benign it is a source of constant fascination. Applied Atmospheric Dynamics connects this interest with the theoretical underpinnings of fluid dynamics; linking real physical events as diverse as Hurricane Katrina and the strong katabatic winds of Antarctica, with quantitative conceptual models of atmospheric behaviour.
Assuming only basic calculus the book provides a physical basis for understanding atmospheric motions around the globe as well as detailing the advances that have led to a greater understanding of weather and climate.
The accompanying supplementary CD-ROM features colour graphics, maps, databases, animations, project materials, as well as weather data tips.
- Covers the standard theoretical principles of atmospheric dynamics and applies the theory to global real world examples
- Assumes only non-vector based calculus
- Features supplementary CD-ROM with electronic versions of all figures, case study data and possible term projects
- An invaluable text for students of Meteorology, Atmospheric Science, Geography and Environmental Science
A Solutions Manual is also available for this textbook on the Instructor Companion Site www.wileyeurope.com/college/lynch
PART I: ANATOMY OF A CYCLONE.
1. Anatomy of a Cyclone.
2. Mathematical Methods in Fluid Dynamics.
3. Properties of Fluids.
4. Fundamental Forces.
5. Scale Analysis.
6. SWimple Steady Motion.
7. Circulation and Vorticity.
8. Simple Wave Motions.
9. Extra-tropical Weather Systems.
PART II: ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA.
10. Boundary Layers.
11. Clouds and Severe Weather.
12. Tropical Weather.
13. Mountain Weather.
14. Polar Weather.
15. Epilogue: The general circulation.
Appendix A: Symbols.
Appendix B: Constants and Units.
- Covers the standard theoretical principles of atmospheric dynamics in Part 1 before applying the theory to real world atmospheric phenomena in Part 2
- Assumes basic calculus but no prior knowledge of vector calculus, which is covered in a primer chapter
- Each chapter contains real-world examples drawn from a range of global weather systems
- A CD-ROM accompanies each copy of the book, and contains projects and datasets for students that are linked to a web-browser
- Instructors can access a separate solutions manual at www.wileyeurope.com/college/lynch
- An invaluable text for students of meterology, atmospheric science, geography and environmental science