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General Concepts in Meteorology and Dynamics

  • Andrew Charlton-PerezEmail author
  • William Lahoz
  • Richard Swinbank
Chapter

Abstract

The aim of this chapter is to give a general overview of the atmospheric circulation, highlighting the main concepts that are important for a basic understanding of meteorology and atmospheric dynamics relevant to atmospheric data assimilation.

Keywords

Rossby Wave Meridional Circulation Polar Vortex Walker Circulation Middle Atmosphere 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew Charlton-Perez
    • 1
    Email author
  • William Lahoz
    • 2
  • Richard Swinbank
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of MeteorologyUniversity of ReadingReadingUK
  2. 2.Norsk Institutt for Luftforskning, Norwegian Institute for Air Research, NILUKjellerNorway
  3. 3.Met OfficeExeterUK

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