James R. Holton was Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington until his death in 2004. A member of the National Academies of Science, during his career he was awarded every major honor available in the atmospheric sciences including AGU's Revelle Medal.
Review of the First Edition "It is up-to-date, comprehensive, logically organized, and clearly written...It is a book that meteorologists and environmental scientists and engineers alike will want in their personal libraries...In addition, many instructors will find it an excellent text for either senior- or graduate-level classes in boundary layer meteorology." --Robert D. Bornstein, BULLETIN AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY "...designed to serve as a textbook for introductory undergraduate and graduate students with a minimal mathematical background. This edition has a new chapter covering stratified atmospheric boundary layers along with example problems that are worked out in each chapter, an expanded list of references, and other updated material." --BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY, November 2001