Paper $100.00 ISBN: 9781878220103 Published January 2012

Midlatitude Synoptic Meteorology

Dynamics, Analysis, and Forecasting

Gary Lackmann

Gary Lackmann

Distributed for American Meteorological Society

345 pages | illustrated in color throughout | 8 x 10 | © 2011
Paper $100.00 ISBN: 9781878220103 Published January 2012

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 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.
 
Synoptic-dynamic meteorology, synoptically driven mesoscale phenomena, weather forecasting, and numerical weather prediction are covered in depth in this text, which is intended for undergraduates and beginning graduate students in the atmospheric sciences.


 

 
Contents
Preface

1. Introduction, Background, and Basics
2. Quasigeostrophic Theory
3. Isentropic Analysis
4. The Potential Vorticity Framework
5. Extratropical Cyclones
6. Fronts
7. Baroclinic Instability
8. Cold-Air Damming
9. Winter Storms
10. Numerical Weather Prediction
11. Weather Forecasting
12. Manual Analysis

Index
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