Errata & Enhancements to PrMet-version 1.02b

Stull: "Practical Meteorology: An Algebra-based Survey of Atmospheric Science",
version 1.02b published 2017.
As you discover errors or have suggestions for improvement to the book version listed above, please email the details to me:  rstull [at} eoas (Dot] ubc {doT) ca .  Be sure to locate them with chapter, page, column (right or left), paragraph, and line number, so that other readers and I can find it.  Thanks. 
Note: I have not checked these suggestions/corrections yet to see if they are correct or relevant - - some might not be incorporated into the next version of the book.

(captured through 29 Nov 2017)

Chapter Titles


1. Atmospheric Basics

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2. Solar & Infrared Radiation

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p44, left column, Fig. 2.13.  Change the color of the F* curve to be yellow with black outlines, to match the color of the F* curve in Fig. 3.10.

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3. Thermodynamics

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p68 , left column, Fig. 3.7 (a) and (c).  The bottom axis should be potential temperature for both graphs.   [thanks to Marcelo Romero de Moraes at the Federal Univ. of Pampa, Brazil]

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4. Water Vapor

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5. Atmospheric Stability

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6. Clouds

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7. Precipitation Processes

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8. Satellites & Radar

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9. Weather Reports & Map Analysis

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p284, left column, caption of Fig. 9.21-i.   Change "show" to "shown".  

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10. Atmospheric Forces & Winds

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11. General Circulation

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p329. top of page.  add "b" to version number.

p332, left column. Figs. 11.4.  Make the equator a white line, so it shows up better.

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12. Fronts & Airmasses

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p389. top of page.  add "b" to version number.

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13. Extratropical Cyclones

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p425. top of page.  add "b" to version number.

p447, Fig. 13.23d.  Eliminate the extra "small w" words near the bottom of that figure.

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14. Thunderstorm Fundamentals

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many pages: add color to table headers

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15. Thunderstorm Hazards

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many pages: add color to table headers

p545. top of page.  add "b" to version number.

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16. Tropical Cyclones

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p603. top of page.  add "b" to version number.

p613. first line where it says “... are often weak and slow moving by the time they reach the subtropics”.   Add the missing "y" to "they".  [thanks to Tatjana Zenker, Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada]

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17. Regional Winds

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p645. top of page.  add "b" to version number.

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18. Atmospheric Boundary Layer

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p687. top of page.  add "b" to version number.

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19. Pollutant Dispersion

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20. Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP)

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21. Natural Climate Processes

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p798-802.  Need to include all 20 terms from the Laskar article, instead of just the first 4 or 5 terms.  Otherwise, the equations don't give the right answer for today.   (Laskar, J., Robutel, P., Joutel, F., Gastineau, M., Correia, A.C.M., Levrard, B. : 2004, A long term numerical solution for the insolation quantities of the Earth. A&A 428, 261-285 (2004), DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20041335).
• Note: there is a nice website that calculates the orbital parameters using all the terms in Laskar et al.  See http://vo.imcce.fr/insola/earth/online/earth/online/ .  [thanks to Harald Pleym, Porsgrunn, Norway.]

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22. Atmospheric Optics

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p848, Fig 22.30. Fix grey shading in all figures to blend better.

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Appendices 

Appendix AScientific Tools .

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Appendix B: Geophysical Constants & Conversion Factors

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p879, right column.  Change the value for the total solar irradiance (solar constant) to 1361 W/m2, to agree with the IPCC values used in Chapter 2, eq (2.17).  Also change the kinematic flux to 1.11 K m/s. 

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Index

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I thank the following people who contributed to earlier versions of the Errata and enhancements:

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Dr. Dominique Bourdin (University of British Columbia [UBC] )
Mr. Pedro Odon (UBC)
Dr. Anders Persson (ECMWF / retired)
Mr. Ben Weinstein (British Columbia Ministry of Environment)
Prof. Chris Holmes (Florida State U.)
Prof. Phil Austin (UBC)
Dr. Rosie Howard (UBC)
Arif Zaman
Dr. Beth Ebert & colleagues in Australia
Dr. Maria Frediani & colleagues in Brazil
UBC students in my ATSC 201 "Meteorology of Storms" course over many years.
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