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book reviews Atmospheric Processes. By James Hanwell. 1980. 96 pages. $8.95. ular and tropical weather in general (pp. 84-86) is misleading, spec- Paperbound. Allen & Unwin, Inc., 9 Winchester Terrace, Win- ulative, and naive. chester, Mass. 01980. Lest the reader feel I am being overly critical, let me say that there were several good discussion areas. Hanwell's elaboration on forma- tion of waves with usage of conservation of absolute vorticity is very Atmospheric Processes is a 96-page book with the avowed intent of useful. Much of his material in the chapters on motion, heat and being used by geographers (in Great Britain) to better apply a dy- moisture, and local processes is quite novel and soundly presented. namic approach to the study of descriptive climate statistics and cli- He drop s several "foo d for thought " comments and leads the reader mate regimes. It is also a rather ambitious attempt to describe physi- into many investigative areas. A trained meteorologist or someone cally a large numbe r of complex atmospheric concepts without refer- working in this direction would probably enjoy much of this mate- ral to equations. The stress is continuall y on energy flow an d energy rial because http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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American Meteorological Society
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Copyright © American Meteorological Society
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1520-0477
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10.1175/1520-0477-62.10.1496
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Abstract

Atmospheric Processes. By James Hanwell. 1980. 96 pages. $8.95. ular and tropical weather in general (pp. 84-86) is misleading, spec- Paperbound. Allen & Unwin, Inc., 9 Winchester Terrace, Win- ulative, and naive. chester, Mass. 01980. Lest the reader feel I am being overly critical, let me say that there were several good discussion areas. Hanwell's elaboration on forma- tion of waves with usage of conservation of absolute vorticity is very Atmospheric Processes is a 96-page book with the avowed intent of useful. Much of his material in the chapters on motion, heat and being used by geographers (in Great Britain) to better apply a dy- moisture, and local processes is quite novel and soundly presented. namic approach to the study of descriptive climate statistics and cli- He drop s several "foo d for thought " comments and leads the reader mate regimes. It is also a rather ambitious attempt to describe physi- into many investigative areas. A trained meteorologist or someone cally a large numbe r of complex atmospheric concepts without refer- working in this direction would probably enjoy much of this mate- ral to equations. The stress is continuall y on energy flow an d energy rial because

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Bulletin of the American Meteorological SocietyAmerican Meteorological Society

Published: Oct 1, 1981

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