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Mid-Latitude Atmospheric Dynamics: A First Course

Mid-Latitude Atmospheric Dynamics: A First Course

Covers the dynamics of the mid-latitude atmosphere. This work offers insights into the diagnostic power of the quasi-geostrophic approximation of the meso-scale dynamics of the frontal zone, the alternative PV perspective for cyclone interpretation and the dynamics of the life-cy... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780470864647
Barcode 9780470864647
Published 12 May 2006 by John Wiley & Sons Inc
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Martin, Jonathan E.
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ISBN-13 9780470864647
ISBN-10 0470864648
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
Imprint John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publication Date 12 May 2006
International Publication Date 1 July 2006
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Martin, Jonathan E.
Category Earth Sciences
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 182mm
Height: 249mm
Spine: 24mm
Weight 770g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Dynamic meteorology, Middle atmosphere
NBS Text Earth Sciences
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 551.5
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

This exciting text provides a mathematically rigorous yet accessible textbook that is primarily aimed at atmospheric science majors. Its accessibility is due to the texts emphasis on conceptual understanding. The first five chapters constitute a companion text to introductory courses covering the dynamics of the mid-latitude atmosphere. The final four chapters constitute a more advanced course, and provide insights into the diagnostic power of the quasi-geostrophic approximation of the equations outlined in the previous chapters, the meso-scale dynamics of thefrontal zone, the alternative PV perspective for cyclone interpretation, and the dynamics of the life-cycle of mid-latitude cyclones. * Written in a clear and accessible style * Features real weather examples and global case studies * Each chapter sets out clear learning objectives and tests students' knowledge with concluding questions and answers A Solutions Manual is also available for this textbook on the Instructor Companion Site www.wileyeurope.com/college/martin. "...a student-friendly yet rigorous textbook that accomplishes what no other textbook has done before...I highly recommend this textbook.For instructors, this is a great book if they don't have their own class notes - one can teach straight from the book. And for students, this is a great book if they don't take good class notes - one can learn straight from the book. This is a rare attribute of advanced textbooks." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS), 2008

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NZ Review ...a student-friendly yet rigorous textbook that accomplishes what no other textbook has done before... I highly recommend this textbook. For instructors, this is a great book if they don't have their own class notes - one can teach straight from the book. And for students, this is a great book if they don't take good class notes - one can learn straight from the book. This is a rare attribute of advanced textbooks. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS), 2008

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Author's Bio

Jonathan E. Martin is a Professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he has taught since 1994. He has received numerous accolades for his teaching including the Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award and is a Fellow in the Teaching Academy of the University of Wisconsin. His teaching excellence is allied with research expertise in the study of mid-latitude weather systems. Professor Martin has published extensively in scholarly journals and was awarded the distinction of being named a Mark H. Ingraham Distinguished Faculty Member by the College of Letters and Science at UW-Madison.

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