Synoptic–Dynamic Meteorology and Weather Analysis and Forecasting

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Synoptic–Dynamic Meteorology and Weather Analysis and Forecasting

A Tribute to Fred Sanders
Lance F. Bosart
Howard B. Bluestein
Copyright: 2008
ISBN: 9781878220844
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Pages: 440
Language: English
Publisher: American Meteorlogical Society
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Key scientific research by authors including Kerry Emanuel, Robert Burpee, Edwin Kessler, and Louis Uccellini illustrates the evolution of the fields of synoptic meteorology, weather analysis, forecasting, and climatology. It is published in honor of the late Fred Sanders, emeritus professor of meteorology at MIT, whose influence was vast: he coined the term “bomb” for explosively intensifying winter storms; he established the roles of low-level horizontal confluence and convergence in frontal collapse; and he invented the field of oceanic mesometeorology. This monograph is both an essential tool for educating future weather researchers and a testament to Sanders's legacy of teaching.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Surface Boundaries of the Southern Plains: their Role in the Initiation of Convective Storms

Chapter 2. Strong Surface Fronts over Sloping Terrain and Coastal Plains

Chapter 3. Back to Norway: An Essay

Chapter 4. An Empirical Perspective on Cold Fronts

Chapter 5. Perspectives on Fred Sanders' Research on Cold Fronts

Chapter 6. The Fiftieth Anniversary of Sanders (1955): A Mesoscale Model Simulation of the Cold Front of 17-18 April 1953

Chapter 7. Ensemble Synoptic Analysis

Chapter 8. Surface Potential Temperature as an Analysis and Forecasting Tool

Chapter 9. Dynamical Diagnosis: A Comparison of Quasigeostrophy and Ertel Potential Voriticity

Chapter 10. Finescale Radar Observations of a Dryline during the International H₂O Project (IHOP_2002)

Chapter 11. The Sanders Barotropic Cyclone Track Prediction Model (SANBAR)

Chapter 12. The Application of Fred Sanders' Teaching to Current Research on Extreme Cold Season Precipitation Events in the Saint Lawrence River Valley Region

Chapter 13. Must Surprise Snowstorms be a Surprise?

Chapter 14. Fred Sanders' Roles in the Transformation of Synoptic Meteorology, the Study of Rapid Cyclogenesis, the Prediction of Marine Cyclones, and the Forecast of New York City's "Big Snow" of December 1947

Chapter 15. Linking Weather and Climate

Chapter 16. Closed Anticyclones of the Subtropics and Middle Latitudes: A 54-year Climatology (1950-2003) and Three Case Studies



Lance F. Bosart

Dr. Lance F. Bosart is a distinguished professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University at Albany, SUNY. He received his Ph.D. in meteorology from MIT in 1969. His research specialty is synoptic--dynamic meteorology. He is a fellow of the AMS, a recipient of the AMS Jule Charney Research Award, and first recipient of the AMS Teaching Excellence Award. He is a former editor of Monthly Weather Review and a former associate editor of Weather and Forecasting. He is an affiliate scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).

Howard B. Bluestein

Dr. Howard B. Bluestein is the George Lynn Cross Research Professor in the School of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma at Norman. Howie "Cb" received his Ph.D. in meteorology from MIT in 1976. He specializes in using advanced Doppler radar systems to study severe convective storms and tornadoes. He is a fellow of the AMS, a recipient of the AMS Louis J. Battan Author's Award for Tornado Alley, and a recipient of the AMS Teaching Excellence Award. He has served on the AMS committees on radar meteorology and severe local storms and is a former associate editor of Monthly Weather Review. He is a frequent visiting scientist at NCAR and a photographer.