By James R. Holton

ISBN-10: 0080470211

ISBN-13: 9780080470214

ISBN-10: 0123540151

ISBN-13: 9780123540157

This revised textual content provides a cogent clarification of the basics of meteorology, and explains hurricane dynamics for weather-oriented meteorologists. It discusses weather dynamics and the consequences posed for international switch. The Fourth variation incorporates a CD-ROM with MATLABR workouts and up-to-date remedies of a number of key subject matters. a lot of the fabric is predicated on a two-term direction for seniors majoring in atmospheric sciences.* offers transparent actual factors of key dynamical ideas* incorporates a wealth of illustrations to explain textual content and equations, plusend-of-chapter difficulties* Holton is without doubt one of the prime experts in modern meteorology, and renowned for his transparent writing sort* Instructor's handbook to be had to adoptersNEW during this version* A CD-ROM with MATLABR routines and demonstrations* up to date remedies on weather dynamics, tropical meteorology, center surroundings dynamics, and numerical prediction

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Example. The surface pressure decreases by 3 hPa per 180 km in the eastward direction. A ship steaming eastward at 10 km/h measures a pressure fall of 1 hPa per 3 h. What is the pressure change on an island that the ship is passing? If we take the x axis oriented eastward, then the local rate of change of pressure on the island is ∂p Dp ∂p = −u ∂t Dt ∂x where Dp/Dt is the pressure change observed by the ship and u is the velocity of the ship. Thus, ∂p −1 hPa km = − 10 ∂t 3h h −3 hPa 180 km =− 1 hPa 6h so that the rate of pressure fall on the island is only half the rate measured on the moving ship.

43) gives the rate of change of entropy per unit mass following the motion for a thermodynamically reversible process. A reversible process is one in which a system changes its thermodynamic state and then returns to the original state without changing its surroundings. 43) is a field variable that depends only on the state of the fluid. Thus Ds is a perfect differential, and Ds/Dt is to be regarded as a total derivative. 44) is called the potential temperature. θ is simply the temperature that a parcel of dry air at pressure p and temperature T would have if it were expanded or compressed adiabatically to a standard pressure ps (usually taken to be 1000 hPa).

1 we see by similarity of triangles, |δi| 1 ∂i = = δx→0 δx ∂x a cos φ lim and that the vector ∂i ∂x is directed toward the axis of rotation. Thus, as is illustrated in Fig. 11) Considering now Dj/Dt, we note that j is a function only of x and y. Thus, with the aid of Fig. 3 we see that for eastward motion |δj| = δx/(a/ tan φ). Because the vector ∂j ∂x is directed in the negative x direction, we have then ∂j tan φ =− i ∂x a January 27, 2004 16:17 Elsevier/AID 36 2 aid basic conservation laws Fig.

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