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Old January 20th 08, 02:35 PM posted to sci.physics, sci.geo.meteorology
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Default Atmospheric dynamics

On Jan 20, 7:04*am, uri wrote:
Is atmospheric dynamics related to atmospheric physics or to
meteorology?


Meteorology is, or was at last count, atmospheric physics. Meteorology
is simply one of the many specialities in physics, and a true
"Meteorolgist" holds his/her degree in physics. (Now this statement
will no doubt get me flamed, but it is a fact.)

Your average TV Weatherman is not generally a true meteorologist, has
never launched a weather balloon with a radiosonde attached, and lacks
the physics background to construct a pseudoadiabatic diagram from the
resulting information gained, or to interpret it.

http://www.aos.wisc.edu/~hopkins/wx-...rument_package
http://www.neng.usu.edu/classes/cee/...adiabatic.html

Atmospheric physics/dynamics is the foundation of Meteorology, and is
a subject that arguably creates more "brain fry" than do many other
specialities in physics.

Harry C.