An Introduction to the Global Circulation of the Atmosphere - download pdf or read online

By David Randall

ISBN-10: 0691148961

ISBN-13: 9780691148960

This is a graduate-level textbook at the worldwide move of the Earth's atmosphere—the large-scale approach of winds during which strength is transported round the planet, from the tropical latitudes to the poles. Written via David Randall, one of many world’s most suitable specialists at the topic, it's the so much entire textbook at the subject. meant for Earth technology scholars who've accomplished a few graduate-level coursework in atmospheric dynamics, the ebook may help scholars construct on that starting place, getting ready them for study within the field.

The e-book describes the numerous phenomena of the circulate and explains them by way of present rules from fluid dynamics and thermodynamics, with widespread use of isentropic coordinates and utilizing the equipment of vector calculus. It emphasizes the main roles of water vapor and clouds, contains particular assurance of strength flows and alterations, and can pay shut realization to scale interactions. The booklet additionally describes the foremost ancient contributions of key scientists, giving a human measurement to the narrative, and it closes with a dialogue of the way the worldwide circulate is evolving because the Earth’s weather changes.

  • The such a lot finished graduate-level textbook at the subject
  • Written through one of many world’s major experts
  • Connects international 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 function of wet strategies; and flow as an unpredictable, chaotic process
  • Helps arrange scholars for research
  • An on-line representation package deal is offered to professors

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