An Introduction to the Global Circulation of the Atmosphere

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This is a graduate-level textbook on the global circulation of the Earth's atmosphere-the large-scale system of winds by which energy is transported around the planet, from the tropical latitudes to the poles. Written by David Randall, one of the world's foremost experts on the subject, it is the most comprehensive textbook on the topic. Intended for Earth science students who have completed some graduate-level coursework in atmospheric dynamics, the book will help students build on that foundation, preparing them for research in the field. The book describes the many phenomena of the circulation and explains them in terms of current ideas from fluid dynamics and thermodynamics, with frequent use of isentropic coordinates and using the methods of vector calculus. It emphasizes the key roles of water vapor and clouds, includes detailed coverage of energy flows and transformations, and pays close attention to scale interactions. The book also describes the major historical contributions of key scientists, giving a human dimension to the narrative, and it closes with a discussion of how the global circulation is evolving as the Earth's climate changes. * The most comprehensive graduate-level textbook on the subject* Written by one of the world's leading experts* Connects global circulation and climate phenomena* Addresses energy, moisture, and angular-momentum balance; the hydrologic cycle; and atmospheric turbulence and convection* Emphasizes the energy cycle of the atmosphere; the role of moist processes; and circulation as an unpredictable, chaotic process* Helps prepare students for research* An online illustration package is available to professors

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David A. Randall is University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University, and the author of "Atmosphere, Clouds, and Climate" (Princeton). He is the chief editor of the "Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems", and the former chief editor of the "Journal of Climate". He has twice served as a coordinating lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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"David Randall's book tells it like it is. He provides a compelling account of the large-scale circulation--what makes the air go around the planet, what makes it go up and down, and why it rains in some places and is dry in others. He tells us about both the observations and mechanisms in a concrete and straightforward way and in so doing he provides a valuable resource for theorists and practitioners alike."--Geoffrey K. Vallis, University of Exeter

"Randall has provided a tremendous guidebook and resource for the advanced student of the structure and variability of the atmospheric circulation and its relation to the energy and water cycles. The foundational concepts, mathematical framework, and key discoveries up to the present time are presented in an organized and rigorous fashion. This book is a tour de force from a master scholar and teacher."--Dennis L. Hartmann, University of Washington

"No other textbook on the global circulation of the atmosphere covers the breadth of the subject as well as this one does. And no other book makes the essential connection between atmospheric circulation dynamics and climate phenomena. There is no question to me that students will be very grateful to have it—there is nothing else like it, and we need it. David Randall is one of the most respected leaders in the field, and he is one of the few people capable of writing a book with a reach as broad as this."--Tapio Schneider, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich and California Institute of Technology

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Descrizione libro Princeton University Press. Hardback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, An Introduction to the Global Circulation of the Atmosphere, David A. Randall, This is a graduate-level textbook on the global circulation of the Earth's atmosphere--the large-scale system of winds by which energy is transported around the planet, from the tropical latitudes to the poles. Written by David Randall, one of the world's foremost experts on the subject, it is the most comprehensive textbook on the topic. Intended for Earth science students who have completed some graduate-level coursework in atmospheric dynamics, the book will help students build on that foundation, preparing them for research in the field. The book describes the many phenomena of the circulation and explains them in terms of current ideas from fluid dynamics and thermodynamics, with frequent use of isentropic coordinates and using the methods of vector calculus. It emphasizes the key roles of water vapor and clouds, includes detailed coverage of energy flows and transformations, and pays close attention to scale interactions. The book also describes the major historical contributions of key scientists, giving a human dimension to the narrative, and it closes with a discussion of how the global circulation is evolving as the Earth's climate changes. * The most comprehensive graduate-level textbook on the subject * Written by one of the world's leading experts * Connects global circulation and climate phenomena * Addresses energy, moisture, and angular-momentum balance; the hydrologic cycle; and atmospheric turbulence and convection * Emphasizes the energy cycle of the atmosphere; the role of moist processes; and circulation as an unpredictable, chaotic process * Helps prepare students for research * An online illustration package is available to professors. Codice libro della libreria B9780691148960

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Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, United States, 2015. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. 257 x 178 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. This is a graduate-level textbook on the global circulation of the Earth s atmosphere--the large-scale system of winds by which energy is transported around the planet, from the tropical latitudes to the poles. Written by David Randall, one of the world s foremost experts on the subject, it is the most comprehensive textbook on the topic. Intended for Earth science students who have completed some graduate-level coursework in atmospheric dynamics, the book will help students build on that foundation, preparing them for research in the field. The book describes the many phenomena of the circulation and explains them in terms of current ideas from fluid dynamics and thermodynamics, with frequent use of isentropic coordinates and using the methods of vector calculus. It emphasizes the key roles of water vapor and clouds, includes detailed coverage of energy flows and transformations, and pays close attention to scale interactions. The book also describes the major historical contributions of key scientists, giving a human dimension to the narrative, and it closes with a discussion of how the global circulation is evolving as the Earth s climate changes. * The most comprehensive graduate-level textbook on the subject* Written by one of the world s leading experts* Connects global circulation and climate phenomena* Addresses energy, moisture, and angular-momentum balance; the hydrologic cycle; and atmospheric turbulence and convection* Emphasizes the energy cycle of the atmosphere; the role of moist processes; and circulation as an unpredictable, chaotic process* Helps prepare students for research* An online illustration package is available to professors. Codice libro della libreria AAZ9780691148960

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