Meteorology of Tropical West Africa

The Forecasters' Handbook

by Douglas J. Parker,

US$145.00
US$130.50
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  • 9781118391303
  • 9781118391273
  • 9781118391280

Meteorology of tropical West Africa: the Forecasters’ Handbook presents the science and practice of weather forecasting for an important region of the tropics. Connecting basic theory with forecasting practice, the book provides a unique training volume for operational weather forecasters, and is also suitable for students of tropical meteorology.

The West African region contains a number of archetypal climatic zones, meaning that the science of its weather and climate applies to many other tropical regions. West Africa also exhibits some of the world’s most remarkable weather systems, making it an inspiring region for students to investigate.

The weather of West Africa affects human livelihoods on a daily basis, and can contribute to hardship, poverty and mortality. Therefore, the ability to understand and predict the weather has the potential to deliver significant benefits to both society and economies.

The book includes comprehensive background material alongside documentation of weather forecasting methods. Many examples taken from observations of West African weather systems are included and online case-studies are referenced widely.

  • Wiley; February 2017
  • ISBN 9781118391273
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
  • Title: Meteorology of Tropical West Africa
  • Author: Douglas J. Parker (ed.); Mariane Diop-Kane (ed.)
  • Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781118391303
  • 9781118391273
  • 9781118391280

About The Author

Douglas J Parker is the Met Office Professor of Meteorology at the University of Leeds.

Mariane Diop-Kane heads the Research and Development Department in the Senegalese weather service (ANACIM).

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781118391303
  • 9781118391273
  • 9781118391280