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Polar lows : mesoscale weather systems in the polar regions /

by Rasmussen, Erik A; Turner, J. (John).
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003Description: xi, 612 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.ISBN: 0521624304; 9780521624305.Subject(s): Polar vortex
Contents:
Introduction: Polar lows and other mesoscale lows in the polar regions ; A brief historical review ; Definition ; Nomenclature ; Classification ; Cloud signatures -- Climatology: The Arctic ; The Antarctic -- Observational studies: The Arctic ; The Antarctic -- Theoretical investigations: Introduction ; Baroclinic instability ; Barotropic instability ; Potential vorticity thinking ; The role of thermal instability in polar low formation and maintenance ; Further theoretical considerations ; Summary and concluding remarks -- Numerical simulation: The Arctic ; The Antarctic -- Forecasting of polar lows: Aspects common to both polar regions ; Aspects of forecasting specific to the Arctic ; Aspects of forecasting specific to the Antarctic ; Future work required to improve forecasts -- Conclusions and future research needs: The spatial distribution of polar lows and other high latitude mesoscale vortices ; Possible climatic effects of polar lows ; Observational and modelling studies ; Formation and development mechanisms ; Forecasting of polar lows ; Final thoughts.
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BOOK BOOK Foothills Lab QC994.75 .P645 2003 (Browse shelf) 1 Available

Includes bibliographical references (p. 580-604) and index.

Introduction: Polar lows and other mesoscale lows in the polar regions ; A brief historical review ; Definition ; Nomenclature ; Classification ; Cloud signatures -- Climatology: The Arctic ; The Antarctic -- Observational studies: The Arctic ; The Antarctic -- Theoretical investigations: Introduction ; Baroclinic instability ; Barotropic instability ; Potential vorticity thinking ; The role of thermal instability in polar low formation and maintenance ; Further theoretical considerations ; Summary and concluding remarks -- Numerical simulation: The Arctic ; The Antarctic -- Forecasting of polar lows: Aspects common to both polar regions ; Aspects of forecasting specific to the Arctic ; Aspects of forecasting specific to the Antarctic ; Future work required to improve forecasts -- Conclusions and future research needs: The spatial distribution of polar lows and other high latitude mesoscale vortices ; Possible climatic effects of polar lows ; Observational and modelling studies ; Formation and development mechanisms ; Forecasting of polar lows ; Final thoughts.

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