Dr Juliane Schwendike
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue
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.
Holton, J.R., 2004:
An introduction to dynamic meteorology
(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.)
Martin, J.E., 2006:
Mid-latitude atmospheric dynamics - a first course
. 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.)
Lynch, A. and Cassano, J., 2006:
Applied atmospheric dynamics
. 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.)
Carlson, T.N., 1998:
Mid-latitude weather systems
. 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.)
Kundu, P.K. and Cohen, I.M., 2004:
. Amsterdam: Elsevier Academic Press, pp. 759.
(For an easy-to-understand introduction to some basics of fluid motion.)
Vallis, G. K., 2006:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics
. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 745.
(A comprehensive, thorough introduction to the fundamentals and large-scale circulation, also mathematical.)
Numerical Weather Prediction
Lynch, P., 2006:
emergence of numerical weather prediction : Richardson's dream
. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 290.
(Tells the fascinating history of numerical weather prediction.)
Kalnay, E., 2003:
Atmospheric modeling, data assimilation and predictability
. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 341.
(A detailed book on numerical weather prediction, only the introductory chapters apply for this course.)
Palmer, T. and Hagedorn, R., 2006:
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.)
Joliffe, I.T. and Stephenson, D.B., 2003:
. Chichester: WileyBlackwell, pp. 240.
(Textbook on statistical methods to evaluate forecasts. Rather mathematical, but explains methods operationally used by weather services.)
Emanuel, K., 2005:
Divine wind: The history and science of hurricanes
. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 296.
(Accessible, nicely illustrated book on hurricanes including their impacts on society. Hardcover only, but still affordable, ~£35.)
Hastenrath, S., 1991:
dynamics of the tropics
. 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.)
More basic textbooks
Barry, R.G. and Chorley, R.J., 2003:
weather and climate
(8th edition). London: Routledge, pp. 472.
(Good for basic understanding of weather phenomena, rather descriptive and accessible.)
McIlveen, R. 1998: Fundamentals of weather and climate (2nd edition). Cheltenham: Stanley Thornes, pp. 497.
Bader, M.J., Grant, J.R., Waters, A.J. and Forbes, G.J., 1995: Images in weather forecasting . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 528.
Wallace, J.M. and P.V. Hobbs, 2006: Atmospheric science: an introductory survey (2nd edition). Amsterdam: Elsevier Academic Press, pp. 483.
Ahrens, C.D., 2003: Meteorology today: An introduction to weather, climate, and the environment (7th edition). Pacific Grove: Thomson/Brooks/Cole.
Stull, R.B., 1995:
Meteorology today for scientists and engineers
. Minneapolis: West Pub., pp. 385.
(Companion book to Ahrens.)
This list was last updated on 28/08/2019