# SOEE5680M

Reading List

Dr Juliane Schwendike

J.Schwendike@leeds.ac.uk

Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

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There are many books in the library on meteorology: this is a selection of reasonably up-to-date texts. The books that are useful to buy are indicated.

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Dynamical Meteorology
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Holton, J.R., 2004:
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An introduction to dynamic meteorology
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(4th edition). Oxford: Elsevier Academic Press, pp. 535.

(Very good classical textbook on dynamical meteorology that covers everything from basic principles to midlatitude and tropical weather systems and more. A bit on the mathematical side. Not too expensive (~£25) and useful beyond this lecture.)

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Martin, J.E., 2006:
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Mid-latitude atmospheric dynamics - a first course
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. Chichester: WileyBlackwell, pp. 324.

(Textbook on midlatitude dynamics with a good mixture of theory and application. Relatively recent and therefore up-to-date. Less mathematical than Holton. Good book to buy since available as paperback, ~£30.)

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Lynch, A. and Cassano, J., 2006:
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Applied atmospheric dynamics
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. Chichester: WileyBlackwell, pp. 290.

(Accessible, coverage of basic principles of atmospheric fluid dynamics and
application to different weather systems from the tropics to polar regions. Available as paperback, ~£30.)

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Carlson, T.N., 1998:
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Mid-latitude weather systems
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. Boston: American Meteorological Society, pp. 507.

(Comprehensive coverage of midlatitude weather systems, mainly cyclones
and fronts, providing a fusion of synoptic and dynamical meteorology.
This title is out of print therefore rather expensive.)

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Kundu, P.K. and Cohen, I.M., 2004:
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Fluid Mechanics
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. Amsterdam: Elsevier Academic Press, pp. 759.

(For an easy-to-understand introduction to some basics of fluid motion.)

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Vallis, G. K., 2006:
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Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics
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. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 745.

(A comprehensive, thorough introduction to the fundamentals and large-scale circulation, also mathematical.)

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Numerical Weather Prediction
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Lynch, P., 2006:
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The
emergence of numerical weather prediction : Richardson's dream
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. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 290.

(Tells the fascinating history of numerical weather prediction.)

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Kalnay, E., 2003:
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Atmospheric modeling, data assimilation and predictability
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. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 341.

(A detailed book on numerical weather prediction, only the introductory chapters apply for this course.)

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Palmer, T. and Hagedorn, R., 2006:
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Predictability
of weather and climate
. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 702.

(Rather mathematical and only for readers with an interest in more technical aspects of forecasting.)

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Joliffe, I.T. and Stephenson, D.B., 2003:
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Forecast verification
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. Chichester: WileyBlackwell, pp. 240.

(Textbook on statistical methods to evaluate forecasts. Rather mathematical, but explains methods operationally used by weather services.)

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Tropical Meteorology
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Emanuel, K., 2005:
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Divine wind: The history and science of hurricanes
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. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 296.

(Accessible, nicely illustrated book on hurricanes including their impacts on society. Hardcover only, but still affordable, ~£35.)

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Hastenrath, S., 1991:
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Climate
dynamics of the tropics
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. Dordrecht: Kluwer, pp. 512.

(One of very few
textbooks solely dedicated to tropical meteorology. Has a focus on climate, but
contains some useful information on weather systems. Rather expensive to buy.)

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More basic textbooks
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Barry, R.G. and Chorley, R.J., 2003:
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Atmosphere,
weather and climate
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(8th edition). London: Routledge, pp. 472.

(Good for basic understanding of weather phenomena, rather descriptive and accessible.)

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McIlveen, R. 1998:
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Fundamentals of weather and climate
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(2nd edition). Cheltenham: Stanley Thornes, pp. 497.

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Bader, M.J., Grant, J.R., Waters, A.J. and Forbes, G.J., 1995:
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Images in weather forecasting
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. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 528.

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Wallace, J.M. and P.V. Hobbs, 2006:
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Atmospheric science: an introductory survey
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(2nd edition). Amsterdam: Elsevier Academic Press, pp. 483.

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Ahrens, C.D., 2003:
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Meteorology today: An introduction to weather, climate, and the environment
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(7th edition). Pacific Grove: Thomson/Brooks/Cole.

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Stull, R.B., 1995:
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Meteorology today for scientists and engineers
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. Minneapolis: West Pub., pp. 385.

(Companion book to Ahrens.)

This list was last updated on 17/12/2018