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Atmospheric circulation dynamics and general circulation models

Author: Masaki Satoh
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2014.
Series: Springer-Praxis books in environmental sciences.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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General circulation models (GCMs), which define the fundamental dynamics of atmospheric circulation, are nowadays used in various fields of atmospheric science such as weather forecasting, climate predictions and environmental estimations. The Second Edition of this renowned work has been updated to include recent progress of high resolution global modeling. It also contains for the first time aspects of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Satoh, Masaki, 1963-
Atmospheric circulation dynamics and general circulation models.
Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2014
(OCoLC)795182507
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Masaki Satoh
ISBN: 9783642135743 3642135749
OCLC Number: 852491282
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (some color).
Contents: Part I: Principle Ideas --
Basic equations --
Basic balances and stability --
Approximations of equations --
Waves --
Instability --
Forced motions --
Eddy transport --
Thermodynamics of moist air --
Basic equations of moist air --
Radiation process --
Turbulence --
Part II: Atmospheric Structures --
Global energy budget --
Latitudinal energy balance --
Vertical structure --
Moist convection --
Low-latitude circulations --
Circulations on a sphere --
Midlatitude circulations --
Global mixing --
Part III: General Circulation Modeling --
Basic equations of hydrostatic general circulation models --
Spectral method on a sphere --
Vertical discretization of hydrostatic models --
Time integration methods of the spectral model --
Nonhydrostatic modeling --
Icosahedral grids --
Global nonhydrostatic models --
Standard experiments of atmospheric general circulation models. pt. I. Principle ideas --
pt. II. Atmospheric structures --
pt. III. General circulation modelling --
Appendix. A1. Transformation of coordinates --
Appendix. A2. Physical constants --
Appendix. A3. Meridional structure.
Series Title: Springer-Praxis books in environmental sciences.
Responsibility: Masaki Satoh.
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Updated and revised, this second edition outlines theoretical concepts, simple models and numerical methods for modeling the general circulation of the atmosphere. New topics include the recent  Read more...

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