An Introduction to the Global Circulation of the Atmosphere by David Randall

By David Randall

This is a graduate-level textbook at the international movement of the Earth's atmosphere—the large-scale approach of winds in which power is transported round the planet, from the tropical latitudes to the poles. Written via David Randall, one of many world’s most popular specialists at the topic, it's the such a lot accomplished textbook at the subject. meant for Earth technological know-how scholars who've accomplished a few graduate-level coursework in atmospheric dynamics, the booklet might help scholars construct on that origin, getting ready them for study within the field.

The e-book describes the numerous phenomena of the movement and explains them when it comes to present rules from fluid dynamics and thermodynamics, with common use of isentropic coordinates and utilizing the tools of vector calculus. It emphasizes the main roles of water vapor and clouds, contains special insurance of power flows and alterations, and will pay shut recognition to scale interactions. The booklet additionally describes the key historic contributions of key scientists, giving a human measurement to the narrative, and it closes with a dialogue of the way the worldwide flow is evolving because the Earth’s weather changes.

  • The so much accomplished graduate-level textbook at the subject
  • Written by means of one of many world’s top experts
  • Connects worldwide stream and weather phenomena
  • Addresses strength, moisture, and angular-momentum stability; the hydrologic cycle; and atmospheric turbulence and convection
  • Emphasizes the power cycle of the ambience; the position of wet procedures; and movement as an unpredictable, chaotic process
  • Helps organize scholars for research
  • An on-line representation package deal is offered to professors

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