Meteorology Today for Scientists and needs to be evaluated carefully by instructors consid- Engineers. Roland B. Stull. 1995. 385 pp. $13.95. ering potential adoption of this text along with that of Paperbound. West Publishing Company. ISBN 0-314- Ahrens. Examining chapter 6 on clouds, the applica- 06471-0 . tions include the Junge particle distribution, lognor- mal cloud size distribution, fractal dimension of This inexpensive paperback book is designed to be clouds, total water mixing ratios, Eulerian water bud- a computational companion volume to C. Donald gets, advective fog growth, radiation fog depth and Ahrens's popular introductory textbook, Meteorology onset, fog dissipation via mixing, and satellite orbits. Today, fifth edition, also by West. Stull clearly is a Other chapters contain equally extensive collections master of the field of atmospheric science and pro- of formulas, ranging from boundary layer depth mod- vides examples of problems in virtually every area of eling to raindrop distributions to turbulent mixing ma- the material given by Ahrens. The books correspond trices to hurricane models of winds and pressures. exactly in chapter organization, with the exception of Such quantitative topic depth is seldom encountered Ahrens's final chapter on climate. An equivalence in short of additional courses in
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