The Life Cycles of Extratropical Cyclones

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The Life Cycles of Extratropical Cyclones

Melvyn A. Shapiro
Sigbjørn Grønås
Copyright: 1999
ISBN: 9781878220356
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Pages: 359
Language: English
Publisher: American Meteorlogical Society
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A collection of the expanded versions of papers presented at the International Symposium on the Life Cycles of Extratropical Cyclones, held in Bergen, Norway, in June/July 1994. This monograph is of interest to historians of meteorology, researchers and forecasters.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Problem with Weather Forecasting as a Problem in Mechanics and Physics

Chapter 2. Vilhelm Bjerknes's Early Studies of Atmospheric Motions and Their Connection with the Cyclone Model of the Bergen School

Chapter 3. Components of the Norwegian Cyclone Model: Observations and Theoretical Ideas in Europe Prior to 1920

Chapter 4. Constituting the Polar Front

Chapter 5. The Bergen School Concepts Come to America

Chapter 6. Richardson's Marvelous Forecast

Chapter 7. Personal Recollections about the Bergen School

Chapter 8. Sutcliffe and His Development Theory

Chapter 9. Historical Photos

Chapter 10. Cyclone Climatology and its Relationship to Planetary Waves: A Review of Recent Observational Studies

Chapter 11. Planetary Waves and Their Interaction with Smaller Scales

Chapter 12. Advances in Cyclogenesis Theory: Toward a Generalized Theory of Baroclinic Development

Chapter 13. Numerical Simulations of Cyclone Life Cycles

Chapter 14. A Planetary-Scale to Mesoscale Perspective of the Life Cycles of Extratropical Cyclones: The Bridge Between Theory and Observations

Chapter 15. Observed Cyclone Life Cycles

Chapter 16. Theories of Frontogenesis

Chapter 17. On the Representation and Diagnosis of Frontal Circulations in Two and Three Dimensions

Chapter 18. Mesoscale Aspects of Extratropical Cyclones: An Observational Perspective

Chapter 19. Dynamics of Mesoscale Structure Associated with Extratropical Cyclones

Chapter 20. Numerical Simulations of Mesoscale Substructures and Physical Processes with Extratropical Cyclones

Chapter 21. Advances in Forecasting Extratropical Cyclogenesis at the National Meteorological Center

Chapter 22. Numerical Weather Prediction: A Vision of the Future, Updated Still Further