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.

Items below in black color are corrections still needed for all versions of the book.  Items in green have already been corrected in the most recent version.

(captured through 17 Oct 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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15. Thunderstorm Hazards

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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.

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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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22. Atmospheric Optics

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Appendices 

Appendix AScientific Tools .

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Appendix B: Geophysical Constants & Conversion Factors

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- For all numbers with more than 3 digits after the decimal point - the spaces between sets of 3 digits should be smaller - in many cases, the larger spaces impact readability

- For all units with combined SI units (e.g., J K^-1) - you have inconsistent spacing between {first unit} and {dot}{second unit} - I don’t think there should be a space, as the dot is the separator


under ‘Universal Constants’
- c_o - remove decimal point, suggest using scientific notation for this large number

under ‘Earth Characteristics’
- g - remove period between two sets of parentheses
- |g| - put space between H (m) (otherwise looks like H is function of some variable m)

under ‘Air and Water Characteristics’
- a - add missing bolded word “…per unit latent heat flux”
- for C_pd and C_pv, which have multiple possible values, have second, third, etc. lines begin with “=“ as you do for rho_liq in right column
- Ri_c - add “(dimensionless)” or units
- rho_sea-water (column 2) - remove command form after “density of sea water”
- sigma - add missing bolded word “of pure water at 0 degC”

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Index

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p881.  aeolian tones, 560

p897.  howling sounds (aeolian sounds), 560

p912.  saltation, 562

p912, under sand, add sub-item: saltation, 562.

p913, singing wires, 560

p913, under sound, add sub-item: howling in storms, 560

p915, under storm, under sand, add: sounds, 560

p923, whistling through trees and wires, 560

p924, under wind, add: noise, 560

p924, under wind, add: sounds, 560

p924, under wind, add: whistling wires (aeolian noise), 560

p924, wires, sounds from (aeolian noise), 560

Many different pages:  point to p414 for bent-back front, sting jet, Shapiro-Keyser cyclone model, Norwegian cyclone model.

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I thank the following people who contributed to 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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