By David Randall

This is a graduate-level textbook at the worldwide flow of the Earth's atmosphere—the large-scale process of winds wherein power is transported round the planet, from the tropical latitudes to the poles. Written by means of David Randall, one of many world’s most efficient specialists at the topic, it's the so much complete textbook at the subject. meant for Earth technology scholars who've accomplished a few graduate-level coursework in atmospheric dynamics, the booklet may also help scholars construct on that origin, getting ready them for learn within the field.

The booklet describes the various phenomena of the movement and explains them when it comes to present principles from fluid dynamics and thermodynamics, with widespread use of isentropic coordinates and utilizing the equipment of vector calculus. It emphasizes the most important roles of water vapor and clouds, comprises specified insurance of strength flows and adjustments, and can pay shut consciousness to scale interactions. The publication additionally describes the main 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 complete graduate-level textbook at the subject
  • Written by way of one of many world’s major experts
  • Connects worldwide circulate and weather phenomena
  • Addresses power, moisture, and angular-momentum stability; the hydrologic cycle; and atmospheric turbulence and convection
  • Emphasizes the strength cycle of the ambience; the function of wet strategies; and circulate as an unpredictable, chaotic process
  • Helps organize scholars for research
  • An on-line representation package deal is offered to professors

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