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"On roughly 800 pages, the book presents a detailed account and mathematical description of all related phenomena and effects, illustrated by numerous black and white figures. It gives a very broad overview of the scientific work that has been done, presenting comprehensive lists of references at the end of each chapter (altogether 130 out of 809 pages!). Also the index is very detailed (34 pages) and helps making the book a valuable reference both for advanced students and experts. The quality of the print, the paper and the book as a whole is good throughout and it can thus be recommended without constraint."--Contemporary Physics, August 2011

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This book focuses on the dynamics of clouds and of precipitating mesoscale meteorological systems. Clouds and precipitating mesoscale systems represent some of the most important and scientifically exciting weather systems in the world. These are the systems that produce torrential rains, severe winds including downburst and tornadoes, hail, thunder and lightning, and major snow storms. Forecasting such storms represents a major challenge since they are too small to be adequately resolved by conventional observing networks and numerical prediction models.



* Provides a complete treatment of clouds integrating the analysis of air motions with cloud structure, microphysics, and precipitation mechanics * Describes and explains the basic types of clouds and cloud systems that occur in the atmosphere-fog, stratus, stratocumulus, altocumulus, altostratus, cirrus, thunderstorms, tornadoes, waterspouts, orographically induced clouds, mesoscale convection complexes, hurricanes, fronts, and extratropical cyclones * Summarizes the fundamentals, both observational and theoretical, of atmospheric dynamics, thermodynamics, cloud microphysics, and radar meteorology, allowing each type of cloud to be examined in depth * Integrates the latest field observations, numerical model simulations, and theory * Supplies a theoretical treatment suitable for the advanced undergraduate or graduate level, as well as post-graduate 




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Great book for the advanced glider pilot 23 juin 2014
Par Jean-Jacques Malosse - Publié sur Amazon.com
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First, this book is not an introduction to weather for the general public. I would recommend to first buy an introductory book on weather before starting reading this book made of 900 pages. The physics of cumulonimbus is developped in length and this book discredites some urban legends about thunderstorms. A glider pilot that understands well the physics of these phenomena will identify early enough the insidious symptoms of dangers to come. This book is very well written and with a minimal background in Mathematics and Physics, it is easy to read. It has plenty of figures that illustrate the theories. Also, phenomena that are of interest to glider pilots like gravity waves generated by cumulonimbus are discussed. Even inside the glider community, these phenomena are very little known. I would strongly recommend this book to advanced glider pilots who already have an experience in cross-country soaring and have the necessary scientific background. By reading this book a lot of mysterious phenomena encountered during flight can be explained.
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