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Certified Consulting Meteorologists

Certified Consulting Meteorologists Chapter 1 contains the basic review of conservation important air-se a interaction problems. This book is a equation, elementary turbulence, and spectral and good introduction to the subject. G. Philander's (1990) cross-spectral density functions. A prior knowledge of book on El Nino is an excellent source on ENSO. S. discrete time series analysis in frequency space is Hastenrath's (1991) encyclopedia work on climate necessary. Chapter 2 covers the physical properties dynamics of the Tropics is a great source for additional of seawater and moist air and the micro thin surface literature on the important modern works on air-sea layers, bubbles, spray, and a bit about sea ice. interaction on the large scale. If encyclopedic work is Chapter 3 is a self-contained review of radiation at desired, refer to the marvelous compendium by G. C. the air-se a interface. This is rather important material. Asnani (1993). The presence of the sea is not usually considered in I will use this book again in my lectures on air-sea undergraduate physical meteorology courses. Chap- interaction. I will refer the book to many scientists and ter 4 covers surface wind waves. This reviewer is not engineers who need to understand the physics of the an expert in this field. air-se a interface. Meteorologists will need substantial Chapter 5 is entitled "Turbulent Transfer near the geographical and physical knowledge of the ocean in Interface." It is a critical and vital chapter discussing order to appreciate this book. Physical oceanogra- phers will need to have considerable fundamental background in physical and dynamical meteorology. On balance, this book is excellent and On balance, this book is excellent and deserves to be deserves to be in the personal collection of in the personal collection of active scientists in both disciplines.—Jim O'Brien. Jim O'Brien is a distinguished research professor of Lr meteorology and oceanography at The Florida State University, the director of the Center for Ocean- Atmospheric Prediction, and the secretary of navy the molecular layers at the interface, the transfer of professor. physical material, and the energy budget. This chapter closes with clear discussions of methods to measure directly and indirectly the fluxes of heat, moisture, and References momentum. These techniques are essential for vali- dating remote estimates from aircraft and satellites. Asnani, G. C., 1993: Tropical Meteorology. Asnani, 1202 pp. Hastenrath, S., 1991: Climate Dynamics of the Tropics. Kluwer Chapter 6 reviews the planetary boundary layer Academic Publishers, 488 pp. (PBL). Besides classical Ekman layer solutions, mod- Philander, G., 1990: El Nino, La Nina, and the Southern Oscillation. ern concepts of coherent structures in the PBL are Academic Press, 293 pp. carefully discussed. Since Kraus was a pioneer in the physics of ocean mixed layer, this chapter presents a classic discussion of the upper ocean physics. Chapter 7 is titled "Atmospherically Forced Pertur- L/ bation in the Ocean." This is a rich and key 50-page chapter containing critical topics including two-layer models, Ekman pumping, internal gravity waves, re- " \ sponse to moving storms, coastal responses such as upwelling, Kelvin waves, shelf waves, and storm surges. The chapter concludes with a brief discussion of planetary waves and equatorial currents. The final chapter on large-scale forcing by buoy- ancy forcing is somewhat misnamed. It is a good attempt to close the work with important topics such as Consulting Meteorologists oceanic deep water convection, deep convection in the tropical atmosphere, and the international tropical convergence zone. Only seven pages are reserved for George W. Wilkerson El Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO), Arabian Sea Don Lehrman 35 Currents, Indian monsoon, and the freshwater flux influence on the thermo-hydro circulation. A single book cannot be expected to cover all the 1646 Vol. 76, No. 9, September 1995 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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Chapter 1 contains the basic review of conservation important air-se a interaction problems. This book is a equation, elementary turbulence, and spectral and good introduction to the subject. G. Philander's (1990) cross-spectral density functions. A prior knowledge of book on El Nino is an excellent source on ENSO. S. discrete time series analysis in frequency space is Hastenrath's (1991) encyclopedia work on climate necessary. Chapter 2 covers the physical properties dynamics of the Tropics is a great source for additional of seawater and moist air and the micro thin surface literature on the important modern works on air-sea layers, bubbles, spray, and a bit about sea ice. interaction on the large scale. If encyclopedic work is Chapter 3 is a self-contained review of radiation at desired, refer to the marvelous compendium by G. C. the air-se a interface. This is rather important material. Asnani (1993). The presence of the sea is not usually considered in I will use this book again in my lectures on air-sea undergraduate physical meteorology courses. Chap- interaction. I will refer the book to many scientists and ter 4 covers surface wind waves. This reviewer is not engineers who need to understand the physics of the an expert in this field. air-se a interface. Meteorologists will need substantial Chapter 5 is entitled "Turbulent Transfer near the geographical and physical knowledge of the ocean in Interface." It is a critical and vital chapter discussing order to appreciate this book. Physical oceanogra- phers will need to have considerable fundamental background in physical and dynamical meteorology. On balance, this book is excellent and On balance, this book is excellent and deserves to be deserves to be in the personal collection of in the personal collection of active scientists in both disciplines.—Jim O'Brien. Jim O'Brien is a distinguished research professor of Lr meteorology and oceanography at The Florida State University, the director of the Center for Ocean- Atmospheric Prediction, and the secretary of navy the molecular layers at the interface, the transfer of professor. physical material, and the energy budget. This chapter closes with clear discussions of methods to measure directly and indirectly the fluxes of heat, moisture, and References momentum. These techniques are essential for vali- dating remote estimates from aircraft and satellites. Asnani, G. C., 1993: Tropical Meteorology. Asnani, 1202 pp. Hastenrath, S., 1991: Climate Dynamics of the Tropics. Kluwer Chapter 6 reviews the planetary boundary layer Academic Publishers, 488 pp. (PBL). Besides classical Ekman layer solutions, mod- Philander, G., 1990: El Nino, La Nina, and the Southern Oscillation. ern concepts of coherent structures in the PBL are Academic Press, 293 pp. carefully discussed. Since Kraus was a pioneer in the physics of ocean mixed layer, this chapter presents a classic discussion of the upper ocean physics. Chapter 7 is titled "Atmospherically Forced Pertur- L/ bation in the Ocean." This is a rich and key 50-page chapter containing critical topics including two-layer models, Ekman pumping, internal gravity waves, re- " \ sponse to moving storms, coastal responses such as upwelling, Kelvin waves, shelf waves, and storm surges. The chapter concludes with a brief discussion of planetary waves and equatorial currents. The final chapter on large-scale forcing by buoy- ancy forcing is somewhat misnamed. It is a good attempt to close the work with important topics such as Consulting Meteorologists oceanic deep water convection, deep convection in the tropical atmosphere, and the international tropical convergence zone. Only seven pages are reserved for George W. Wilkerson El Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO), Arabian Sea Don Lehrman 35 Currents, Indian monsoon, and the freshwater flux influence on the thermo-hydro circulation. A single book cannot be expected to cover all the 1646 Vol. 76, No. 9, September 1995

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