Roland Stull Meteorology Text Available to Use at No Charge

Practical Meteorology
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Dr. Roland Stull, professor in the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of British Columbia's Vancouver campus and author of several widely-respected meteorology textbooks, has made the contents of his book Meteorology for Scientists and Engineers (3rd Edition) available to the public at no charge. Alongside this 2011 edition he is making available a slightly revised version, completed in 2015, retitled Practical Meteorology.

Both books have been released to use and share for free under a Creative Commons License. According to the books' web site, they cover the same topics in the same order, and share the same index.

From the Preface:

This is a book on practical meteorology. I wrote it for students and professionals in science and engineering who want to understand basic concepts, but who don't need to derive equations.

To make this book more accessible, I converted all the equations into algebra. With algebraic approximations to the atmosphere, you can see the physical meaning of each term, and you can plug in numbers to get usable answers.

No previous knowledge of meteorology is needed — I start from the basics. Your background should include basic algebra, trig, and classical physics. This book could serve the fields of Atmospheric Science, Meteorology, Environmental Science and Engineering, Air Quality Meteorology, Climatology, and Geography.

Both versions of the book are available to read online or download in PDF format from the books' web site.

Comments:

Excellent teaching text

Posted by Martin Gallagher on March 30, 2016 at 08:02 AM MDT #

I need a pdf of this book for teaching

Posted by taleb haydari on October 20, 2016 at 09:46 PM MDT #

PDF Versions of Dr. Stull's book are available on the web site listed (http://www.eos.ubc.ca/books/Practical_Meteorology/).</p></p>

Posted by Unidatanews on October 21, 2016 at 09:07 AM MDT #

Hello

My name is Moses, and I was looking for this book, the truth, my economic situation is not very good, and this is one of my favorite books. It is one of the books that I read, because I read a summary of this book and I liked it.

I have many more books and climatology, but this is special. I am Electronic Engineer. and I have several studies of climatology and meteorology by UCAR and other literature from which I have.

So I thank garcias for putting this book, although that does not rule out buy when I have money. I have become a member of UCAR and I'm starting to learn to program in Python scientific, and good will do what good we can

Posted by Moisés GómezPérez on October 25, 2016 at 12:41 PM MDT #

I have the book Meteorology for Scientists and Engineers in 2 nd edition .This is very good book to read ,study and understand.Now I am very to meet this book online.
Thank you.

Posted by Rossumont on March 08, 2017 at 06:18 AM MST #

Excellent book except for lay-out.

The book uses the same two-column lay-out as Meteorology for Engineers which looks a bit messy and which I don't particularly like.

Just got a printed copy and it is really impressive! Thank you, Roland!

Posted by Matthias M on August 23, 2017 at 09:23 AM MDT #

I am working as an Asst. Professor at the University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, India. I would like to have a soft copy (pdf) of this book for teaching.

Thanking you

Sincerely

Sumesh

Posted by Dr. Sumesh. K.G. on September 20, 2018 at 11:27 PM MDT #

A PDF version of the book can be downloaded at no charge directly from Dr. Stull's web site. Please follow the link in the last paragraph of the posting above.

Posted by UnidataNews on September 21, 2018 at 09:02 AM MDT #

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