The Dynamic Meteorology of the Stratosphere and Mesosphere

  • James R. Holton

Part of the Meteorological Monographs book series (METEOR, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. James R. Holton
    Pages 1-25
  3. James R. Holton
    Pages 27-80
  4. James R. Holton
    Pages 81-103
  5. James R. Holton
    Pages 105-169
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 205-218

About this book


Interest in the meteorology of the stratosphere and mesophere has been simulated in the past few years by concerns over possible depletion of the ozone layer as a result of reactions involving pollutants introduced by human activities. Concurrently there has been an upsurge in research on various aspects of the meteorology of the stratosphere. This monograph provides an account of the fundamental dynamical processes which control the general circulation of the stratosphere and mesophere and are thus responsible for the transport of trace substances in that region of the atmosphere. Principles necessary for understanding the dynamics of large-scale motions in the stratosphere and mesosphere are systematically developed so that this monograph should prove useful not only as a reference work for research scientists, but as a textbook for courses in dynamic meteorology of the upper atmosphere.


Dynamics Stratosphere Mesosphere observational meteorology numerical modelling

Authors and affiliations

  • James R. Holton
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WashingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information American Meteorological Society 1975
  • Publisher Name American Meteorological Society, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Online ISBN 978-1-935704-31-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-9401
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