Mesoscale Meteorology and Forecasting

  • Peter S. Ray

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Daniel L. Smith, Fred L. Zuckerberg, Joseph T. Schaefer, Glenn E. Rasch
      Pages 36-49
  3. Observing Techniques and Observing Systems

    1. J. H. Golden, R. Serafin, V. Lally, J. Facundo
      Pages 50-70
    2. Dennis W. Thomson
      Pages 71-84
    3. Donald Burgess, Peter S. Ray
      Pages 85-117
    4. Roderick A. Scofield, James F. W. Purdom
      Pages 118-150
  4. Internally Generated Circulations

    1. Howard B. Bluestein
      Pages 173-215
    2. Douglas K. Lilly
      Pages 259-271
    3. William H. Hooke
      Pages 272-288
    4. Charles F. Chappell
      Pages 289-310
    5. Robert W. Burpee
      Pages 311-330
  5. Mesoscale Convective Systems

    1. Morris L. Weisman, Joseph B. Klemp
      Pages 331-358
    2. Carl E. Hane
      Pages 359-389
    3. R. A. Maddox, K. W. Howard, D. L. Bartels, D. M. Rodgers
      Pages 390-413
    4. Richard Rotunno
      Pages 414-436
  6. Externally Forced Circulations

    1. Roger F. Reinking, Joe F. Boatman
      Pages 437-471
    2. Dale R. Durran
      Pages 472-492
    3. R. T. Pierrehumbert
      Pages 493-515
    4. Joseph T. Schaefer
      Pages 549-572
  7. Mesoscale Modeling

  8. Short-Range Forecasting Techniques

    1. John McGinley
      Pages 657-688
    2. C. A. Doswell III
      Pages 689-719
    3. Bruce B. Ross
      Pages 720-751
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 776-793

About this book


This book is a collection of selected lectures presented at the ‘Intensive Course on Mesoscale Meteorology and Forecasting’ in Boulder, USA, in 1984. It includes mesoscale classifications, observing techniques and systems, internally generated circulations, mesoscale convective systems, externally forced circulations, modeling and short-range forecasting techniques. This is a highly illustrated book and comprehensive work, including extensive bibliographic references. It is aimed at graduates in meteorology and for professionals working in the field.


Mesoscale Classifications Mesoscale Convective Systems Mesoscale Forecasting Techniques Mesoscale Meteorology Modeling Forecasting Techniques

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter S. Ray
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.NOAA/ERL National Severe Storms LaboratoryNormanUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of Meteorology and Supercomputer Computations Research InstituteFlorida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA

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