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book reviews Dynamics of Meteorology and Climate. Richard Dispersion," also primarily derived from the 1978 S. Scorer . 1997 . 68 6 pp. $49.95 . Paperbound. John book, has a new chapter on radiation. The first two Wile y & Sons in association with Praxis Publishing. parts provide a unique and comprehensive presenta- ISB N 0-471-96816-1. tion for many small-scale phenomena in the atmo- sphere. Part 3, "Forecasting and Climate Change," was not part of the 1978 book. It is nearly entirely inde- Dynamics of Meteorology and Climate provides a pendent from the first two parts except for connections broad-based presentation and discussion of atmo- to chapter 13 on radiation and the last few pages in spheric phenomena with a focus on mesoscale flows chapter 14 on clouds, both in Part 2. Placing these dis- near the earth's surface and with an extension to large- cussions into Part 3 would have improved the book's scale circulation, environmental, and climate change organization. There is only very occasional reference issues. The book is based on the author's 1978 book, in Part 3 to basics presented in chapter 1, "Fundamen- Environmental Aerodynamics, which in turn was a tal Equations," and chapter 4, "The Rotating 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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10.1175/1520-0477-80.1.100
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Dynamics of Meteorology and Climate. Richard Dispersion," also primarily derived from the 1978 S. Scorer . 1997 . 68 6 pp. $49.95 . Paperbound. John book, has a new chapter on radiation. The first two Wile y & Sons in association with Praxis Publishing. parts provide a unique and comprehensive presenta- ISB N 0-471-96816-1. tion for many small-scale phenomena in the atmo- sphere. Part 3, "Forecasting and Climate Change," was not part of the 1978 book. It is nearly entirely inde- Dynamics of Meteorology and Climate provides a pendent from the first two parts except for connections broad-based presentation and discussion of atmo- to chapter 13 on radiation and the last few pages in spheric phenomena with a focus on mesoscale flows chapter 14 on clouds, both in Part 2. Placing these dis- near the earth's surface and with an extension to large- cussions into Part 3 would have improved the book's scale circulation, environmental, and climate change organization. There is only very occasional reference issues. The book is based on the author's 1978 book, in Part 3 to basics presented in chapter 1, "Fundamen- Environmental Aerodynamics, which in turn was a tal Equations," and chapter 4, "The Rotating

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Published: Jan 1, 1999

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