9780521513890

Numerical Weather and Climate Prediction

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521513890

  • ISBN10:

    0521513898

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-01-17
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Summary

This textbook provides a comprehensive yet accessible treatment of weather and climate prediction, for graduate students, researchers and professionals. It teaches the strengths, weaknesses and best practices for the use of atmospheric models. It is ideal for the many scientists who use such models across a wide variety of applications. The book describes the different numerical methods, data assimilation, ensemble methods, predictability, land-surface modeling, climate modeling and downscaling, computational fluid-dynamics models, experimental designs in model-based research, verification methods, operational prediction, and special applications such as air-quality modeling and flood prediction. This volume will satisfy everyone who needs to know about atmospheric modeling for use in research or operations. It is ideal both as a textbook for a course on weather and climate prediction and as a reference text for researchers and professionals from a range of backgrounds: atmospheric science, meteorology, climatology, environmental science, geography, and geophysical fluid mechanics/dynamics.

Table of Contents

Preface
List of acronyms
List of symbols
Introduction
The governing systems of equations
Numerical solutions to the equations
Physical-process parameterizations
Modeling surface processes
Model initialization
Ensemble methods
Predictability
Verification methods
Experimental design in model-based research
Techniques for analyzing model output
Operational numerical weather prediction
Statistical post processing of model output
Coupled special-applications models
Computational fluid-dynamics models
Climate modeling and downscaling
Appendix. Suggested code structure and experiments for a simple shallow-fluid model
References
Index
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