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Atmospheric Science, Second Edition, is the long-awaited update of the classic atmospheric science text, which helped define the field nearly 30 years ago and has served as the cornerstone for most university curricula. Now students and professionals alike can use this updated classic to understand atmospheric phenomena in the context of the latest discoveries, and prepare themselves for more advanced study and real-life problem solving.

This latest edition of Atmospheric Science, has been revamped in terms of content and appearance. It contains new chapters on atmospheric chemistry, the Earth system, the atmospheric boundary layer, and climate, as well as enhanced treatment of atmospheric dynamics, radiative transfer, severe storms, and global warming. The authors illustrate concepts with full-color, state-of-the-art imagery and cover a vast amount of new information in the field. Extensive numerical and qualitative exercises help students apply basic physical principles to atmospheric problems. There are also biographical footnotes summarizing the work of key scientists, along with a student companion website that hosts climate data; answers to quantitative exercises; full solutions to selected exercises; skew-T log p chart; related links, appendices; and more. The instructor website features: instructor’s guide; solutions to quantitative exercises; electronic figures from the book; plus supplementary images for use in classroom presentations.

Meteorology students at both advanced undergraduate and graduate levels will find this book extremely useful.

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"Wallace and Hobbs...offer this excellent update of an outstanding introductory work. The organization of the book is very clear. Each chapter is well laid out with clear diagrams, good quality figures, and explanatory text. ...A first-class resource book. Summing Up: Highly recommended." -- CHOICE

"In terms of both content and appearance, this title has been completely revamped from the first edition. It contains new chapters on atmospheric chemistry, the Earth system, climate, and the atmospheric boundary layer, as well as enhanced treatment of atmospheric dynamics, weather forecasting, radiative transfer, severe storms, and human impacts, such as global warming. The authors illustrate concepts with colorful state-of-the-art imagery and cover a vast amount of new information in the field." --Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

"Wallace and Hobbs'' classic text has been completely updated in content and appearance...Qualitative and numerical exercises are included to reinforce learning, and biographical footnotes summarize the work of key scientists and the history of meteorology. The exercises and lessons are accompanied by full-color illustrations, satellite images, and ground-based photos." --Weatherwise

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The long-awaited update of the classic atmospheric science text!

About the Author

JOHN M. WALLACE was born in New York in 1940. He received his Bachelor''s degree from Webb Institute of Naval Architecture and his PhD from MIT, where he worked closely with Professors Victor P. Starr and Reginald E. Newell. He has been a member of the faculty of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington since 1966. He has served terms as department chair, as Director of the Joint Institute of the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, and as Co-director of the University of Washington''s Program on the Environment. His research interests include large scale atmospheric dynamics and climate variability and change. He regularly teaches an introductory graduate class in which this textbook is used.

PETER V. HOBBS was born in London in 1936. He received his doctorate from Imperial College, University of London, where he worked in the research group headed by Sir B. John Mason. He joined the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington in 1963, and served as a faculty member there until his death in 2005. In his role as founder and director of the the Cloud and Aerosol Research Group(CARG) in the department, he acquired and maintained a series of instrumented research aircraft with which he and his staff and students made field measurements of clouds, frontal systems and effluents from fires, volcanoes and industrial sources in many different parts of the world. He was a prolific writer and a devoted instructor and mentor of students. In recognition of his research and teaching contributions he was named an Honorary Member of the American Meteorological Society.

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This was a very mathemtically oriented book, which I liked
Reviewed in the United States on January 6, 2019
I''m a retired chemist and I found this a very good book for someone like me who hasn''t studied Atmospheric Science. I believe it is very faithful to the current understanding and method of studying Atmospheric Science. However the Climate Science, especially the... See more
I''m a retired chemist and I found this a very good book for someone like me who hasn''t studied Atmospheric Science. I believe it is very faithful to the current understanding and method of studying Atmospheric Science. However the Climate Science, especially the Mathematical Treatment of Climate Sensitivity was not explained very well. And in fact the math doesn''t really work if you examine the equations closely. I''m confident this is how they teach it, but if you plug in other values for feedback factors the answers blow up and make no sense.
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Excellent text for learning meteorology
Reviewed in the United States on January 23, 2019
I am a retired scientist who never studied meteorology until now. This book is absolutely perfect for readers who prefer to see the equations and have at least some background in the physical sciences.
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Good introductory textbook and reference
Reviewed in the United States on January 10, 2020
Good book for becoming familiar with some of the basics of atmospheric science. Also a useful book if you want to look for different ways to explain things to students when teaching on the topic (for me an atmospheric circulation section I was teaching as part of an... See more
Good book for becoming familiar with some of the basics of atmospheric science. Also a useful book if you want to look for different ways to explain things to students when teaching on the topic (for me an atmospheric circulation section I was teaching as part of an Oceanography class).
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A Great Second Course in Atmospheric Science Book
Reviewed in the United States on July 25, 2019
A great second course book in atmospheric science.
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Wrong book
Reviewed in the United States on June 9, 2020
I received the wrong book it was about child development instead of meteorology, another person before me had the exact same problem. I am now awaiting a refund.
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Good for what it is, made me cry
Reviewed in the United States on August 12, 2021
As good an atmospheric phys. book as you''ll find, but if that''s really what you''re actively looking for I hope you like sadness.
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Just Perfect
Reviewed in the United States on December 28, 2010
Perfect book for my daughter getting her masters in Meteorology. She said it is the book most referenced throughout her studies. Since she studies 24/7 that tells me that it is well written with the information necessary. She said it will remain part of her reference... See more
Perfect book for my daughter getting her masters in Meteorology. She said it is the book most referenced throughout her studies. Since she studies 24/7 that tells me that it is well written with the information necessary. She said it will remain part of her reference library throughout her career.
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Great comprehensive book
Reviewed in the United States on May 28, 2010
This book is a very comprehensive book that introduces a student to all basic concepts in Atmospheric Sciences. Very well written and excellent for self study !
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This must be your first book on AtmSci!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 18, 2016
The book arrived on time. I am pleased by the quick shipment. Now, the book. It is a hardcover colorful book, a 2nd edition of a classic in the field. It is full of problems so it is ideal for self-study (as I do in my spare time), the concepts are clearly explained and...See more
The book arrived on time. I am pleased by the quick shipment. Now, the book. It is a hardcover colorful book, a 2nd edition of a classic in the field. It is full of problems so it is ideal for self-study (as I do in my spare time), the concepts are clearly explained and plenty of colorful illustrations and graphics (with sources) can be found inside. Please find the attached images to see the book. I do recommend it, it is a fantastic book on a very interesting subject!
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For people who want to understand the physics of weather phenomena, this book explains the theory and supports this with worked out example exercises. I bought this book because I was wondering how the sky was recharged with electrons after lightning. If this sparked your...See more
For people who want to understand the physics of weather phenomena, this book explains the theory and supports this with worked out example exercises. I bought this book because I was wondering how the sky was recharged with electrons after lightning. If this sparked your curiosity, the explanation is provided in chapter 6.7.3. The first edition was written well before the topic of climate was politicized and is therefore refreshingly scientific.
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A solid academic book
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Only for the serious reader, an impressive high level text.
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Complete review of atmospheric sciences for students and researchers
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This book is intended for under graduate/graduate students who needs a quite complete review over atmospheric sciences. It works fine for this job.
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