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Descriptive Meteorology.

Author: Hurd C Willett; Frederick Sanders
Publisher: Burlington : Elsevier Science, 2013.
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Willett, Hurd C.
Descriptive Meteorology.
Burlington : Elsevier Science, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hurd C Willett; Frederick Sanders
ISBN: 9781483261430 1483261433
OCLC Number: 895434617
Notes: Ii. tertiary circulations produced by local cooling.
Descriptive Meteorology.
Description: 1 online resource (378 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Descriptive Meteorology; Copyright Page; Preface; Table of Contents; Introduction; I. GENERAL OUTLINE; II. DEFINITIONS OF THE METEOROLOGICAL ELEMENTS; CHAPTER I. The Composition and the Vertical Extent of the Atmosphere; I. THE COMPOSITION OF THE LOWER ATMOSPHERE; II. THE COMPOSITION OF THE UPPER ATMOSPHERE; III. HYDROSTATIC EQUILIBRIUM; IV. THE EQUATION OF STATE AND THE HYPSOMETRIC FORMULA; V. PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS OF THE HYPSOMETRIC FORMULA; CHAPTER II. Adiabatic Processes and the Vertical Stability of the Atmosphere; I. INTRODUCTORY REMARKS. II. THE ADIABATIC RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TEMPERATURE AND PRESSURE IN DRY AirIII. THE DRY ADIABATIC RATE OF CHANGE OF TEMPERATURE WITH ELEVATION; V. THE DEPENDENCE OF THE VERTICAL STABILITY OF THE ATMOSPHERE ON THE TEMPERATURE LAPSE RATE; VI. THE ADIABATIC AND PSEUDOADIABATIC DIAGRAMS; CHAPTER III. The Heat Balance of the Atmosphere and the Explanation of the Observed Temperature Distribution; I. HEATING AND COOLING OF THE ATMOSPHERE; II. THE HEAT BALANCE OF THE ATMOSPHERE; III. THE DISTRIBUTION OF TEMPERATURE IN THE EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE; CHAPTER IV. Evaporation and Condensation in the Atmosphere. I. EVAPORATION IN THE ATMOSPHEREII. CONDENSATION IN THE ATMOSPHERE; III. THE CONDENSATION FORMS; CHAPTER V. Wind Velocity in the Atmosphere; I. THE PRESSURE GRADIENT FORCE; II. THE HORIZONTAL DEFLECTING FORCE DUE TO THE EARTH'S ROTATION; III. THE FRICTIONAL FORCE; IV. THE GEOSTROPHIC WIND VELOCITY; VI. THE VARIATION OF GEOSTROPHIC WIND WITH ALTITUDE; VII. THE EFFECTS OF FRICTION; VIII. THE MAINTENANCE OF THE KINETIC ENERGY OF AIR MOTION; IX. THE VORTICITY OF AIR MOTION; CHAPTER VI. The General Circulation of the Atmosphere; I. INTRODUCTORY REMARKS. II. THE PHYSICAL BASIS OF THE GENERAL CIRCULATIONIII. THE EFFECT OF THE EARTH'S ROTATION ON THE GENERAL CIRCULATION; IV. OBSERVATIONS OF THE ZONAL COMPONENT OF THE GENERAL CIRCULATION; V. THE MERIDIONAL COMPONENT OF THE GENERAL CIRCULATION; VI. IRREGULAR CHANGES OF THE GENERAL CIRCULATION ON THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE DURING THE COLDER HALF OF THE YEAR; CHAPTER VII. The Secondary Circulations of the Thermal Type; I. CLASSIFICATION OF THE SECONDARY CIRCULATIONS; II. THERMAL SECONDARY CIRCULATIONS WHICH ARE FORMED BY LOCAL HEATING OR COOLING AT THE GROUND-MONSOON CIRCULATIONS. III. THERMAL SECONDARY CIRCULATIONS WHICH ARE PRODUCED BY LOCAL THERMAL INFLUENCES AT UPPER LEVELS IN THE ATMOSPHERE-TROPICAL HURRICANESCHAPTER VIII. The Secondary Circulations of the Dynamic Type; I. INTRODUCTORY REMARKS; II. DEFINITION AND CLASSIFICATION OF AIR MASSES; III. THE GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION OF AIR MASSES AND SOURCE REGIONS; IV. THREE-DIMENSIONAL AIR MOTION AND WEATHER PHENOMENA IN THE MIGRATORY CIRCULATIONS; V. THE BEHAVIOR OF MIGRATORY CIRCULATIONS; VI. DYNAMICAL SECONDARY CIRCULATIONS OF LIMITED VERTICAL EXTENT; CHAPTER IX. The Tertiary Circulations; I. CLASSIFICATION.

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