Call number:
PIK N 455-00-0200
;
PIK N 455-92-0599
;
AWI A6-92-0277
;
PIK N 455-00-0523

In:
International geophysics series

Type of Medium:
Monograph available for loan

Pages:
X, 511 S.
,
Ill., graph. Darst.

Edition:
3rd ed.

ISBN:
012354355X

Series Statement:
International geophysics series 48

Note:
Contents: Preface. - 1. Introduction. - 1.1 The atmospheric continuum. - 1.2 Physical dimensions and units. - 1.3 Scale analysis. - 1.4 The fundamental forces. - 1.5 Nininertial reference frames and "apparent" forces. - 1.6 Structure of the static atmosphere. - Problems. - Suggested references. - 2. The basic conservation laws. - 2.1 Total differentiation. - 2.2 The vectorial form of the momentum equation in rotating coordinates. - 2.3 The component equations in spherical coodinates. - 2.4 Scale analysis of the equations of motion. - 2.5 The continuity equation. - 2.6 The thermodynamic energy equation. - 2.7 Thermodynamics of the dry atmosphere. - Problems. - Suggested references. - 3. Elementary applications of the basic equations. - Chapter 3 Elementary Applications of the Basic Equations. - 3.1 The Basic Equations in Isobaric Coordinates. - 3.2 Balanced Flow. - 3.3 Trajectories and Streamlines. - 3.4 The Thermal Wind. - 3.5 Vertical Motion. - 3. 6 Surface Pressure Tendency. - Problems. - 4 Circulation and Vorticity. - 4.1 The Circulation Theorem. - 4.2 Vorticity. - 4.3 Potential Vorticity. - 4.4 The Vorticity Equation. - 4.5 The Barotropic (Rossby) Potential Vorticity Equation. - 4.6 The Baroclinic (Ertel) Potential Vorticity Equation. - Problems. - Suggested References. - 5 The Planetary Boundary Layer. - 5.1 Atmospheric Turbulence. - 5.2 Turbulent Kinetic Energy. - 5.3 Planetary Boundary Layer Momentum Equations. - 5.4 Secondary Circulations and Spin-Down. - Problems. - Suggested References. - 6 Synoptic-Scale Motions 1: Quasi-geostrophic Analysis. - 6.1 The Observed Structure of Extratropical CircuIations. - 6.2 The Quasi-geostrophic Approximation. - 6.3 Quasi-geostrophic Prediction. - 6.4 Diagnosis of Vertical Motion. - 6.5 Idealized Model of a Baroclinic Disturbance. - Problems. - Suggested References. - 7 Atmospheric Oscillations: Linear Perturbation Theory. - 7.1 The Perturbation Method. - 7.2 Properties of Waves. - 7.3 Simple Wave Types. - 7.4 Internal Gravity (Buoyancy) Waves. - 7.5 Inertio-gravity Waves. - 7.6 Adjustment to Geostrophic Balance. - 7.7 Rossby Waves. - Problems. - Suggested References. - 8 Synoptic-Scale Motions II: Baroclinic Instability. - 8.1 Hydrodynamic Instability. - 8.2 Baroclinic Instability: A Two-Layer Model. - 8.3 The Energetics of Baroclinic Waves. - 8.4 Baroclinic Instability of a Continuously Stratified Atmosphere. - Problems. - Suggested References. - 9 Mesoscale Circulations. - 9.1 Energy Sources for Mesoscale Circulations. - 9.2 Fronts and Frontogenesis. - 9.3 Symmetric Instability. - 9.4 Mountain Waves. - 9.5 Cumulus Convection. - 9.6 Convective Storms. - 9.7 Hurricanes. - Problems. - Suggested References. - 10 The General Circulation. - 10.1 The Nature of the Problem. - 10.2 The Zonally Averaged Circulation. - 10.3 The Angular Momentum Budget. - 10.4 The Lorenz Energy Cycle. - 10.5 Longitudinally Dependent Time-Averaged Flow. - 10.6 Low-Frequency Variability. - 10.7 Laboratory Simulation of the General Circulation. - 10.8 Numerical Simulation of the General Circulation. - Problems. - Suggested References. - 11 Tropical Dynamics. - 11.1 The Observed Structure of Large-Scale Tropical Circulations. - 11.2 Scale Analysis of Large-Scale Tropical Motions. - 11.3 Condensation Heating. - 11.4 Equatorial Wave Theory. - 11.5 Steady Forced Equatorial Motions. - Problems. - Suggested References. - 12 Middle Atmosphere Dynamics. - 12.1 Structure and Circulation of the Middle Atmosphere. - 12.2 The Zonal Mean Circulation of the Middle Atmosphere. - 12.3 Venically Propagating Planetary Waves. - 12.4 Sudden Stratospheric Warmings. - 12.5 Waves in the Equatorial Stratosphere. - 12.6 The Quasi-biennial Oscillation. - 12.7 The Ozone Layer. - Problems. - Suggested References. - 13 Numerical Modeling and Prediction. - 13.1 Historical Background. - 13.2 Filtering Meteorological Noise. - 13.3 The Finite Difference Method. - 13.4 The Barotropic Vonicity Equation in Finite Differences. - 13.5 The Spectral Method. - 13.6 Primitive Equation Models. - 13.7 Data Assimilation. - 13.8 Predictability. - Problems. - Suggested References. - Appendix A Useful Constants and Parameters. - Appendix B List of Symbols. - Appendix C Vector Analysis. - Appendix D Equivalent Potential Temperature. - Appendix E Standard Atmosphere Data. - ANSWERS TO SELECTED PROBLEMS. - BIBLIOGRAPHY. - INDEX. - INTERNATIONAL GEOPHYSICS SERIES

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