- Lead author Gregory J. Hakim, a major contributor to the 4th Edition, succeeds James Holton (deceased) on this 5th Edition
- Provides clear physical explanations of key dynamical principles
- Contains a wealth of illustrations to elucidate text and equations, plus end-of-chapter problems
- Instructor's Manual available to adopters
NEW IN THIS EDITION
- Substantial chapter updates, and integration of new research on climate change
- Content on the most recent developments in predictability, data assimilation, climate sensitivity, and generalized stability
- A fresh streamlined pedagogical approach to tropical meteorology, baroclinic development, and quasi-geostrophic theory
- Aspects of synoptic meteorology provide stronger linkage to observations
- Companion website includes MATLAB codes for plotting animated weather patterns; and illustrations and figures.
This revised text presents a cogent explanation of the fundamentals of meteorology, and explains storm dynamics for weather-oriented meteorologists. It discusses climate dynamics and the implications posed for global change. The new edition features a companion website with MATLAB® exercises and updated treatments of several key topics. Much of the material is based on a two-term course for seniors majoring in atmospheric sciences.
senior and graduate students in Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, as well as atmospheric scientists desiring a broad overview of dynamical meteorology.