Dynamics of Meteorology and Climate (Richard S. have written this book to help physicists and engineers Scorer, 1997,686 pp., $49.95, paperbound, John Wiley understand applications such as spherical harmonics, & Sons, ISBN 0-471-96816-1). This book contains a splines, and wavelets. The first and largest section is wide-ranging discussion both of fundamental dynami- devoted to representation of scalars in a spherical cal principles and of their meteorological manifesta- framework, including basis functions, splines, singu- tions, illustrated by a large range of photographs, in- lar integrals, and wavelet transform. The second sec- cluding many from satellites. The author seeks to tion proceeds to vector spherical harmonics and ap- stimulate an understanding of the fluid mechanics in- proximations, and the last treats tensor spherical volved in a number of natural and complex processes harmonics. This is a graduate level book and presumes that occur in the environment. The treatment builds on prior training in linear algebra and functional analysis. previous editions and includes a new section on short- term weather and forecasting and long-term climatic An Introduction to Global Spectral Modeling (T. N. change. The subject would be of interest to both un- Krishnamurti, H. S. Bedi, and V. M. Hardiker, 1998,
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