Tropical Meteorology

An Introduction

  • T.N. Krishnamurti
  • Lydia Stefanova
  • Vasubandhu Misra

Part of the Springer Atmospheric Sciences book series (SPRINGERATMO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. T. N. Krishnamurti, Lydia Stefanova, Vasubandhu Misra
    Pages 1-15
  3. T. N. Krishnamurti, Lydia Stefanova, Vasubandhu Misra
    Pages 17-33
  4. T. N. Krishnamurti, Lydia Stefanova, Vasubandhu Misra
    Pages 35-46
  5. T. N. Krishnamurti, Lydia Stefanova, Vasubandhu Misra
    Pages 47-74
  6. T. N. Krishnamurti, Lydia Stefanova, Vasubandhu Misra
    Pages 75-119
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    Pages 121-141
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    Pages 143-168
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    Pages 169-196
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    Pages 197-220
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    Pages 221-231
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    Pages 233-259
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    Pages 261-279
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    Pages 281-297
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    Pages 299-315
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    Pages 317-330
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    Pages 331-359
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    Pages 361-376
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    Pages 377-397
  20. T. N. Krishnamurti, Lydia Stefanova, Vasubandhu Misra
    Pages 399-413

About this book

Introduction

This book is designed as an introductory course in Tropical Meteorology targeting graduate or advanced undergraduate students. The material within can be covered in a one-semester course program. The text starts from the global scale-view of the Tropics, addressing the zonally symmetric and asymmetric features of the tropical circulation. It then goes on to progressively smaller spatial and time scales – from the El Niño Southern Oscillation and the Asian Monsoon, down to tropical waves, hurricanes, sea breezes, and tropical squall lines. The emphasis in most chapters is on the observational aspects of the phenomenon in question, the theories regarding its nature and maintenance, and the approaches to its numerical modeling. The concept of scale interactions is also presented as a way of gaining insight into the generation and redistribution of energy for the maintenance of oscillations of a variety of spatial and temporal scales.

Keywords

Convergence Zone El Nino Heat Induced Circulation Hurricane Madden Julian Oscillation Monsoon Oscillation Radiative Forcing Tropical Circulation Troposphere

Authors and affiliations

  • T.N. Krishnamurti
    • 1
  • Lydia Stefanova
    • 2
  • Vasubandhu Misra
    • 3
  1. 1.Florida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA
  2. 2.Center for Ocean-Atmospheric PredictionFlorida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA
  3. 3.Center for Ocean-Atmospheric PredictionFlorida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7409-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-7408-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-7409-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-5217
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-5225
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