The Life Cycles of Extratropical Cyclones

  • Melvyn A. Shapiro
  • Sigbjørn Grønås

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Robert Marc Friedman
    Pages 29-39
  3. Chester W. Newton, Harriet Rodebush Newton
    Pages 41-59
  4. Peter Lynch
    Pages 61-73
  5. Brian J. Hoskins
    Pages 81-86
  6. Melvyn A. Shapiro, Sigbjørn Grønås
    Pages 87-87
  7. Adrian Simmons
    Pages 123-137
  8. Melvyn Shapiro, Heini Wernli, Jain-Wen Bao, John Methven, Xiaolei Zou, James Doyle et al.
    Pages 139-185
  9. Lance F. Bosart
    Pages 187-213
  10. Huw C. Davies
    Pages 215-238
  11. Louis W. Uccellini, Paul J. Kocin, Joseph M. Sienkiewicz
    Pages 317-336
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 357-412

About this book


This book presents the expanded versions of invited papers presented at the International Symposium on the Life Cycles of Extratropical Cyclones, held in Bergen, Norway, 27 June–1 July 1994. It is of particular interest to historians of meteorology, researchers and forecasters. The material can be used for advanced undergraduate and undergraduate meteorology courses, and it represents a useful source of references to extratropical cyclones. The book provides the historical background of extratropical cyclone research and forecasting from the eighteenth to the mid-twentieth century. It also presents extratropical cyclone theory, observations, analysis, diagnosis and prediction.


Cyclone Model Extratropical Cyclone Theory History of Extratropical Cyclones Vilhelm Bjerknes's Early Studies Weather Analysis Weather Forecasting

Editors and affiliations

  • Melvyn A. Shapiro
    • 1
  • Sigbjørn Grønås
    • 2
  1. 1.National Center for Atmospheric ResearchUSA
  2. 2.Geophysical InstituteUniversity of BergenNorway

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