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  A World of Weather: Fundamentals of Meteorology,  by Jon M. Nese, Lee M.
Grenci, David J. Mornhinweg, and Timothy W. Owen.  A textbook meant for 
college-level introductory meteorology courses, designed to introduce 
students to the behavior of the atmosphere and the fundamentals of 
meteorology.  Chapter introductions are available at

  Meteorology Today, C. Donald Ahrens, West Publishing, St. Paul, 1991 
(4th edition;  there is now a 5th edition, presumably with a new copyright date of 1994.) "This is the book I used in my lower division weather class (in a geography department) and I found it to be excellent" (J. Trust)
  Ball Lightning and Bead Lightning: Extreme Forms of Atmospheric Electricity, James Dale Barry (New York: Plenum, 1980)
  Tracers in the Sea, W. S. Broecker and T.-H Peng, Eldigio Press, Palisades, NY, 1982.

  T. J. Crowley and G. B. North, Paleoclimatology, Oxford University Press, New York, 1991.

  The Ceaseless Wind - An Introduction to the Theory of Atmospheric
Motion John A. Dutton, Dover, 1976, 1986.

  M. Ghil and S. Childress, Topics in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics: 
Atmospheric Dynamics, Dynamo Theory and Climate Dynamics, 
New York,Springer-Verlag, 1987.
  Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics by Adrian E. Gill, 1982.

  Atmospheric Change: an Earth System Perspective, T.E. Graedel and
P. J. Crutzen, Freeman, 1993. 
  "An introductory undergraduate textbook requiring very little background (freshman physics and chemistry; in fact most of the book is accessible to someone who has had good high school courses.) Lower-level than your other suggestions but very useful. Should be required reading for all netters :)." (Robert Parson, reviewer)

  Theory of rotating fluids, by H. Greenspan

  Climate Change 1992, James Houghton (Cambridge University Press, 1993)
  A climate modelling primer, A. Henderson-Sellers and K. McGuffie.
Chichester ; New York : Wiley, c1987.

  Climate System Modeling, edited by Kevin Trenberth, Cambridge University Press, 1992.  ISBN 0-521043231-6.  "[This] is an extremely valuable contribution that goes well beyond previous texts in terms of comprehensive treatment of the climate system....including an introduction to the physical and human dimensions of the climate system, the components of the climate system (atmosphere, ocean, land surface), modeling and parameterization, system coupling and interactions, sensitivity experiments, and futur

e prospects....For those who want more than passing knowledge before applying model results, Climate System Modeling should be a reference of choice."
(from review by Eric J. Barron)

  Climate and Development, Karpen, Otten and Trinidade eds., Springer 1990.
  An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology, James R. Holton (Academic
Press, New York, 2nd edition 1979, 3rd edition 1992

  The Thunderstorm in Human Affairs, ed. by Edwin Kessler (3 vols.). Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1983
  Lindzen, R. S. "Dynamics in Atmospheric Physics" (Cambridge University Press, 1990)  "Application of simplified dynamics to the purpose of understanding some of the basic functioning of the atmosphere. Includes discussion of Hadley circulation, gravity waves, tides, climate.  A collection of lecture notes, not a reference.  Doesn't include an appendix (on purpose!)." (Perry G Ramsey -- reviewer)

  Boundary Layer Climates, Tim R. Oke (Methuen, 1978, 1987)

  Pedlosky, J. P. "Geophysical Fluid Dynamics" (Springer-Verlag, 1979, 1987)

  J. P. Peixoto and A. H. Oort, Physics of Climate, 
American Institute of Physics, New York, 1992"
(exists also in soft cover)

  Descriptive Physical Oceanography 4th ed, G. L. Pickard and W. J. Emery, Pergamon Press, 1982.
  Introductory Dynamical Oceanography 2nd ed., S. Pond and G. L. Pickard, 
Pergamon Press, 1983.

  Atmospheric Science  an introductory survey  J. M. Wallace and P. V. 
Hobbs, Academic Press, 1977.
  An introduction to three-dimensional climate modeling, Warren M.
Washington, Claire L. Parkinson. -- Mill Valley, CA : University
Science Books ; Oxford, New York : Oxford University Press, 1986.

  El Nino, La Nina, and the Southern Oscillation, S.G. Philander, Academic Press, 1990, ISBN 0-12-553235-0
  Chemistry of Atmospheres, Richard P. Wayne, 2nd Edition, Oxford 1991:
senior or 1st-year graduate level. "The necessary atmospheric dynamics
and chemical kinetics are covered in chapters 2 and 3, but some background in these subjects at sophomore or junior level is useful."
(Robert Parson, reviewer)

  The Lightning Discharge, Martin A. Uman (New York: Academic Press, 1987)
  Lightning, Martin A. Uman (New York: Dover, 1969)
  Weather and Climate Responses to Solar Variations (Boulder, CO: Colorado Associated University Press, 1983)
  Solar Variability, Weather, and Climate (Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 1982)
  Trends '91: A Compendium of Data on Global Change (Carbon Dioxide
Information Analysis Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory -- see the
Data FAQ for address). The book and data -- available on disk or via ftp  -- are free. Trends '93 due out later this year. (Frank Reddy, reviewer)

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