1. Introduction to Meteorology and the Atmosphere 25% developed  as of 06 Oct 2006
  2. Dynamic Meteorology
    1. Pressure Measurement
    2. Kinematic Structures
    3. Dynamics and Forces
      1. Coriolis Force
      2. Ground Friction
      3. Pressure-Gradients
    4. Wind Energy
    5. Boundary Layers
    6. Turbulence
    7. Planetary Boundary Layer
  3. Heating and Temperature
  4. Moisture
  5. Atmospheric Stability
  6. Clouds and Precipitation
  7. Air Pressure
  8. Air Mass
  9. Circulation
  10. Patterns
  11. Thunderstorms
  12. Tornadoes
  13. Hurricanes
  14. Pollution
  15. Optics


Before describing actual storms in all their complexity, this book aims to describe something much simpler: how the wind blows. Dynamic meteorology considers atmospheric motions as solutions of the fundamental equations of hydrodynamics: the equations of motion, the equation of continuity, the energy equation, the equation of state, and the equations of continuity for water substance. This book will develop these equations over the first several chapters. A rudimentary understanding of dynamic meteorology and atmospheric thermodynamics enables one to study storms: how they form, how they produce significant (and sometimes destructive) weather, and how they dissipate.

Even before considering the forces in the equation of state, a discussion of kinematics reveals mathematical conventions and vocabulary associated with dynamic meteorology.

Other systems of equations pertain to the statistical theory of turbulence and other special situations discussed in later chapters.

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