The Basis of Atmospheric Mesoscale Dynamics and a Dynamical Method of Predicting Rainstorms

The Basis of Atmospheric Mesoscale Dynamics and a Dynamical Method of Predicting Rainstorms

This book serves to deepen the theoretical understanding of mesoscale dynamics and makes its basic concepts clear, reflecting new research results. It emphasizes important theories that have not been given enough attention in recent years, such as generalized potential temperature and the moist potential vorticity theory of non-uniform saturated moist atmospheres. By integrating theory with practice, the book also introduces the forecast method of rainstorms and other disastrous weathers using dynamic factors.

This book can be used as a point of reference for operational forecasters, researchers and graduate and undergraduate students whose research interests are atmospheric sciences, and ocean and water sciences. It will also be of interest to scholars who study geological disasters, such as multiphase flow, mountains, debris flows and landslides, as well as geological seismologists.


Shouting Gao is Professor at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and holds a doctorate and a Master’s degree in Meteorology from the same institution. He has published more than 100 journal articles and two books.

Lingkun Ran is Professor at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, having received his PhD from the same institution. His research interests cover atmospheric dynamics and mesoscale meteorology.

Xiaofan Li is Professor at Zhejiang University, China, where he teaches Atmospheric Fluid Mechanics and Cloud-Precipitation System Modeling. He received his PhD from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. His research interests cover mesoscale meteorology, tropical cyclone dynamics, and climate variability.

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ISBN: 1-5275-6620-X

ISBN13: 978-1-5275-6620-0

Release Date: 1st May 2021

Pages: 595

Price: £70.99