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Mesoscale Meteorology and Forecasting

Peter S. Ray
Copyright: 1986
ISBN: 9780933876668
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Pages: 793
Language: English
Publisher: American Meteorlogical Society
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A collection of papers given at the Intensive Course on Mesoscale Meteorology and Forecasting in 1984. Includes mesoscale classifications, observing techniques and systems, internally generated circulations, mesoscale convective systems, externally forced circulations, modeling and short-range forecasting techniques.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Overview and Definition of Mesoscale Meteorology

Chapter 2. Mesoscale Classifications: Their History and Their Application to Forecasting

Chapter 3. Forecast Problems: The Meteorological and Operational Factors

Chapter 4. Atmospheric Sounding Systems

Chapter 5. Systems for Measurements at the Surface

Chapter 6. Principles of Radar

Chapter 7. The Use of Satellite Data for Mesoscale Analyses and Forecasting Applications

Chapter 8. Operational Objective Analysis Techniques and Potential Applications for Mesoscale Meteorology

Chapter 9. Fronts and Jet Streaks: A Theoretical Perspective

Chapter 10. Atmospheric Fronts: An Observational Perspective

Chapter 11. Instabilities

Chapter 12. Gravity Waves

Chapter 13. QuasiStationary Convective Events

Chapter 14. Mesoscale Structure of Hurricanes

Chapter 15. Characteristics of Isolated Convective Storms

Chapter 16. Extratropical Squall Lines and Rainbands

Chapter 17. Mesoscale Convective Complexes in the Middle Latitudes

Chapter 18. Tornadoes and Tornadogenesis

Chapter 19. Upslope Precipitation Events

Chapter 20. Mountain Waves

Chapter 21. Lee Cyclogenesis

Chapter 22. Mesoscale Circulations Forced by Differential Terrain Heating

Chapter 23. The Dryline

Chapter 24. Formulation of Numerical Models

Chapter 25. Assimilation and Initialization of Atmospheric Data Into Numerical Prediction Models

Chapter 26. Averaging and the Parameterization of Physical Processes in Mesoscale Models

Chapter 27. The General Question of Predictability

Chapter 28. Nowcasting Mesoscale Phenomena

Chapter 29. ShortRange Forecasting

Chapter 30. An Overview of Numerical Weather Prediction

Chapter 31. The Use of Computers for the Display of Meteorological Information