Middle Atmosphere Dynamics

Middle Atmosphere Dynamics, 1st Edition

Middle Atmosphere Dynamics, 1st Edition,David Andrews,Conway Leovy,James Holton,ISBN9780120585762

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This book is intended for graduate students in middle atmosphere dynamics courses and will be useful to all research workers in meteorology, aeronomy, and atmospheric chemistry. Furthermore, many of the basic dynamical and physical processes discussed also have broad applicability in other branches of atmospheric dynamics, and will be of interest to those studying such areas as climate dynamics and planetary atmospheres.


Meteorologists; Atmospheric Chemists; Physicists

David Andrews

Affiliations and Expertise

Oxford University, England

Conway Leovy

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Washington

James Holton

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

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Middle Atmosphere Dynamics, 1st Edition

Introduction. Radiative Processes and Remote Sounding. Basic Dynamics. Linear Wave Theory. Extratropical Planetary-Scale Circulations. Stratospheric Sudden Warmings. The Extratropical Zonal-Mean Circulation. Equatorial Circulations. Tracer Transport in the Middle Atmosphere. The Ozone Layer. General Circulation Modeling. Interaction between the Middle Atmosphere and the Lower Atmosphere. Bibliography. Index
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