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R., 2017: "Practical Meteorology: An Algebra-based Survey of
Atmospheric Science" -version 1.02b. Univ. of British Columbia. 940
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|Chapters (as pdf files designed for printing or viewing)|
|1. Atmospheric Basics -v1.02b||1-26|
|2. Solar & Infrared Radiation - v1.02b||27-52|
|4. Water Vapor - v1.02b||87-118|
Stability -v1.02b (& thermo diagrams)
|6. Clouds - v1.02b||159-184|
Precipitation Processes - v 1.02b
& Radar - v1.02b
|9. Weather Reports &
Map Analysis - v1.02b
Forces & Winds - v1.02b
|11. General Circulation - v1.02b
& Airmasses - v1.02b
Cyclones - v1.02b
Fundamentals - v1.02b
|15. Thunderstorm Hazards - v1.02b||545-602|
Cyclones - v1.02b
|17. Regional Winds - v1.02b||645-686|
Atmospheric Boundary Layer - v1.02b
|19. Pollutant Dispersion - v1.02b||723-744|
|20. Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) - v1.02b||745-792|
|21. Natural Climate
Processes - v1.02b
|22. Atmospheric Optics - v1.02b||833-868|
Scientific Tools - v1.02b
Constants & Conversion Factors - v1.02b
|Index & Errata|
Enhancements for PrMet - v1.02
|Date: Mon, Apr 18, 2016
Subject: Re: Stull's new meteorology text book
I have already visited his site a few weeks back and have made the decision to adopt this text for my intro to met class. Having looked through it, I can say that the book is very well-rounded, richly and professionally illustrated, with some great supplementary (boxed) material for deeper dives. Roland is a wonderful writer, with exceptionally clear expositions. Props to Roland for making available this resource, in a time when text prices are escalating, and so many of them do not provide any quantitative degree of rigor. It's a text AND an exercise manual rolled up into one!
Jeffrey B. Halverson, Ph.D.
Professor of Meteorology, Dept. Geography and Environmental Systems
Graduate Program Director
University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)
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