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Springer Atmospheric Sciences

Fundamentals of Tropical Climate Dynamics

Authors: Li, Tim, Hsu, Pang-chi

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  • Overview of key fundamental dynamics of tropical climate dynamics
  • Prepares graduate students for conducting advanced research in atmospheric sciences and oceanography
  • Complete methodology for advanced research, with questions and answers at chapter level
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About this Textbook

This textbook introduces fundamental dynamics of tropical atmosphere and ocean useful for advanced graduate courses in atmospheric and climate sciences. It presents an overview of simple atmospheric and oceanic models, as well as the observed phenomena associated with major climate modes in the tropics. It provides students with an up-to-date understanding of the dynamics of tropical climate and weather phenomena. A particular focus is given to scale interactions and atmosphere-ocean interactions associated with tropical mean climate (such as ITCZ asymmetry and annual cycles), synoptic-scale variability (such as synoptic wave trains, easterly waves and tropical cyclones), intraseasonal oscillations (such as Madden-Julian Oscillation and boreal summer intraseasonal oscillation), and interannual variability (such as El Niño-Southern Oscillation and Indian Ocean Dipole). Theoretical and conceptual models are presented for better understanding of physical mechanisms behind the observational phenomena. This book aims to motivate graduate students in atmospheric sciences and oceanography by providing them with the key methods and tools necessary to conduct research.

About the authors

Tim Li is professor of Meteorology in the University of Hawaiia at Manoa. His research interests are Climate dynamics, Atmosphere-ocean interaction, ENSO dynamics, Asian-Australian monsoon variability, Tropospheric Biennial Oscillation (TBO), Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD), MJO and tropical cyclone dynamics. He has published more than 200 professional referred papers and has more then eighteen years experience teaching Dynamic Meteorology and Tropical Climate Dynamics and Modeling at the University of Hawaii.

Pang-Chi Hsu is professor at the College of Atmospheric Sciences, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology. Her research interests are Global monsoon and climate change, Dynamics of Madden-Julian Oscillation, and Subseasonal to seasonal prediction.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-59597-9
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-59595-5
  • with online files
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-86659-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fundamentals of Tropical Climate Dynamics
Authors
Series Title
Springer Atmospheric Sciences
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-59597-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-59597-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-59595-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86659-8
Series ISSN
2194-5217
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 229
Number of Illustrations
72 b/w illustrations, 62 illustrations in colour
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