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Climate System Modeling


  • Date Published: February 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521128377

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  • This interdisciplinary volume aimed at graduate students and researchers provides a thorough grounding in the tools necessary for an appreciation of climate change and its implications. It discusses not only the primary concepts involved but also the mathematical, physical, chemical and biological basis for the component models and the sources of uncertainty, the assumptions made and the approximations introduced. Climate System Modeling addresses all aspects of the climate system: the atmosphere and the oceans, the cryosphere, terrestrial ecosystems and the biosphere, land surface processes and global biogeochemical cycles. As a comprehensive text it will appeal to students and researchers concerned with any aspect of climatology and the study of related topics in the broad earth and environmental sciences.

    • The mathematics behind interacting global systems
    • No closely competing books - the first to draw on so many scientific disciplines
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    Review of the hardback: ' … well written … comprehensive and informative text … ought to be available in the libraries of universities offering these courses.' Chemistry in Britain

    Review of the hardback: ' … many new ideas and original figures … I foresee a very large success …' Atmospheric Research

    Review of the hardbacj: 'This is one of the most significant texts on climate modelling … every research student with an interest in climate should have a copy of this book.' Endeavour

    Review of the hardback: 'This book is excellent value for money and can be strongly recommended for all scientific libraries.' Polar Research

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521128377
    • length: 820 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 x 41 mm
    • weight: 1.44kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Introduction to climate modeling
    2. Human components of the climate system
    Part II. The Science: Subsystems and Processes:
    3. The atmosphere
    4. The ocean circulation
    5. Land surface
    6. Terrestrial ecosystems
    7. Atmospheric chemistry
    8. Marine biogeochemistry
    Part III. Modeling and Parameterization:
    9. Climate system simulation: basic numerical and computational concepts
    10. Atmospheric general circulation modeling
    11. Ocean general circulation modeling
    12. Sea ice models
    13. Land, ice and climate
    14. Biophysical models of land surface processes
    15. Chemistry transport methods
    16. Biogeochemical ocean models
    Part IV. Couplings and Interactions:
    17. Global coupled models: atmosphere, ocean, sea ice
    18. Tropical Pacific ENSO models: ENSO as a mode of the coupled system
    Part V. Sensitivity Experiments and Applications:
    19. Climate variability simulated in GCMs
    20. Climate-model responses to increased CO2 and other greenhouse gases
    21. Modeling large climatic changes of the past
    22. Changes in land use
    Part VI. Future Prospects:
    23. Climate system modeling prospects.

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