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I am talking about the book: An introduction to Dynamic Meteorology (4th edition). Author James R. Holton.

Are there members of the forum who want to discuss about the theory, problems and matlab exercises of this book?

I am available. I have started reading this book.

Anyway, I will try to solve all the problems and the matlab exercises and I will upload the results here (maybe in a pdf). I hope that the rules of the forum allow me.

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Hi Konstantions -

It would be useful to know the sections of this book, and what depth it goes to ? - I'm always lookinbg for a good meteorology book, but all the ones available are for beginners only -

Cheers, Sam

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Hello dear Sam,

I will tell you the titles of the 13 chapters of the book.

1. Introduction

2. Basic Conservation Laws

3. Elementary Applications of the Basic Equations

4. Circulation and Vorticity

5. The Planetary Boundary Layer

6. Synoptic-Scale Motions I: Quasi-geostrophic Analysis

7. Atmospheric Oscillations: Linear Perturbation Theory

8. Synoptic-Scale Motions II: Baroclinic Instability

9. Mesoscale Circulations

10. The General Circulation

11. Tropical Dynamics

12. Middle Atmosphere Dynamics

13. Numerical Modeling and Prediction

If someone wants the book and the solutions, just send me a pm.

I think, this book is for beginners, but a good level in advanced mathematics and physics is required.

And Dynamic Meteorology from wikipedia:

Dynamic meteorology

Dynamic meteorology generally focuses on the fluid dynamics of the atmosphere. The idea of air parcel is used to define the smallest element of the atmosphere, while ignoring the discrete molecular and chemical nature of the atmosphere. An air parcel is defined as a point in the fluid continuum of the atmosphere. The fundamental laws of fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, and motion are used to study the atmosphere. The physical quantities that characterize the state of the atmosphere are temperature, density, pressure, etc. These variables have unique values in the continuum.[58]


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Hi Knostantinos

I think your interest in Physics and Mathematics will stand you well here then! - I'm probably not a beginner as far as meteorology concepts go, but certainly am with Mathematics. Maybe you could send me the material though so I could take a look, and I can reveal to all my complete lack of maths ability :)


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Dear Sam, add me on your friends on facebook or send me pm here, so I could send you the book. About the mathematics of this book, no worries, in this topic we can help each other.

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