Titel: Fluid Dynamics of the Mid-Latitude Atmosphere
Autoren/Herausgeber: Brian J. Hoskins, Ian N. James
Aus der Reihe: Advancing Weather and Climate Science
Ausgabe: 1. Auflage
Having gained mathematics degrees from Cambridge and spent somepost-doc years in the USA, Brian Hoskins has been at theUniversity of Reading for more than 40 years, being made aprofessor in 1981, and also more recently has led a climateinstitute at Imperial College London. His internationalactivities have included being President of IAMAS and Vice-Chair ofthe JSC for WCRP. He is a member of the science academies of theUK, Europe, USA and China, he has received the top awards of boththe Royal and American Meteorological Societies, the VilhelmBjerknes medal of the EGU and the Buys Ballot Medal, and he wasknighted in 2007.
From a background in physics and astronomy, Ian Jamesworked in the geophysical fluid dynamics laboratory of theMeteorological Office before joining the University of Reading in1979. During his 31 years in the Reading meteorology department, hehas taught courses in dynamical meteorology and global atmosphericcirculation. In 1998, he was awarded the Buchan Prize of the RoyalMeteorological Society for his work on low frequency atmosphericvariability. He has been President of the Dynamical MeteorologyCommission of IAMAS, vice president of the Royal MeteorologicalSociety, and currently edits the journal Atmospheric ScienceLetters. He now serves as an Anglican priest in Cumbria.