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Predictability of Weather and Climate

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  • Editors:
  • Tim Palmer, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
  • Renate Hagedorn, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
T. N. Palmer, B. Hoskins, E. N. Lorenz, M. Ehrendorfer, P. J. Ioannou, B. F. Farrell, T. M. Hamill, E. Kalnay, B. Hunt, E. Ott, I. Szunyogh, L. A. Smith, A. Timmermann, F.-F. Jin, D. E. Waliser, J. Shukla, J. L. Kinter III, M. Latif, H. Pohlmann, W. Park, F. Molteni, F. Kucharski, S. Corti, M. Allen, D. Frame, J. Kettleborough, D. Stainforth, A. J. Simmons, R. Buizza, S. Tibaldi, T. Paccagnella, C. Marsigli, A. Montani, F. Nerozzi, D. L. T. Anderson, T. N. Krishnamurti, T. S. V. Vijaya Kumar, A. K. Mitra, W. T. Yun, L. Stefanova, B. P. Mackey, A. J. O'Shay, W. K. Dewar, A. Thorpe, G. N. Petersen, Z. Toth, O. Talagrand, Y. Zhu, K. Mylne, F. Lalaurette, G. van der Grijn, D. S. Richardson, P. J. Webster, T. Hopson, C. Hoyos, A. Subbiah, H.-R. Chang, R. Grossman, R. Hagedorn, F. J. Doblas-Reyes
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  • Date Published: July 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107414853

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  • The topic of predictability in weather and climate has advanced significantly in recent years, both in understanding the phenomena that affect weather and climate and in techniques used to model and forecast them. This book, first published in 2006, brings together some of the world's leading experts on predicting weather and climate. It addresses predictability from the theoretical to the practical, on timescales from days to decades. Topics such as the predictability of weather phenomena, coupled ocean-atmosphere systems and anthropogenic climate change are among those included. Ensemble systems for forecasting predictability are discussed extensively. Ed Lorenz, father of chaos theory, makes a contribution to theoretical analysis with a previously unpublished paper. This well-balanced volume will be a valuable resource for many years. High-calibre chapter authors and extensive subject coverage make it valuable to people with an interest in weather and climate forecasting and environmental science, from graduate students to researchers.

    • Provides a comprehensive overview covering the complete range of timescales, from days to decades, all within one book
    • Brings together expertise from leading scientists in the field, guaranteeing state-of-the-art knowledge
    • Covers a diverse range of topics, both theoretical and applied, in a logical order
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    "...a welcome review of the wealth and breadth of predictability research in recent decades. The book's 27 chapters--each written by leaders in the field--can be placed into three categories: theoretical, operational, and applied. The chapters are organized so as to provide an excellent primer in predictability and ensemble research, but each chapter is self-contained. ...should be read by any researcher new to the field, whether they are an established researcher in another area or a graduate student new to research. It is also valuable to those already actively involved in the field for the broad view it provides." - Mark Roulston, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107414853
    • length: 734 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 37 mm
    • weight: 1.15kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Predictability of weather and climate: from theory to practice T. N. Palmer
    2. Predictability from a dynamical meteorology perspective B. Hoskins
    3. Predictability - a problem partly solved E. N. Lorenz
    4. The Liouville Equation and atmospheric predictability M. Ehrendorfer
    5. Application of generalized stability theory to deterministic and statistical prediction P. J. Ioannou and B. F. Farrell
    6. Ensemble-based atmospheric data assimilation T. M. Hamill
    7. Ensemble forecasting and data assimilation: two problems with the same solution? E. Kalnay, B. Hunt, E. Ott and I. Szunyogh
    8. Approximating optimal state estimation B. F. Farrell and P. J. Ioannou
    9. Predictability past predictability present L. A. Smith
    10. Predictability of coupled processes A. Timmermann and F.-F. Jin
    11. Predictability of tropical intraseasonal variability D. E. Waliser
    12. Predictability of seasonal climate variations: a pedagogical review J. Shukla and J. L. Kinter III
    13. Predictability of the North Atlantic thermohaline circulation M. Latif, H. Pohlmann and W. Park
    14. On the predictability of flow-regime properties on interannual to interdecadal timescales F. Molteni, F. Kucharski and S. Corti
    15. Model error in weather and climate forecasting M. Allen, D. Frame, J. Kettleborough and D. Stainforth
    16. Observations, assimilation and the improvement of global weather prediction - some results from operational forecasting and ERA-40 A. J. Simmons
    17. The ECMWF ensemble prediction system R. Buizza
    18. Limited-area ensemble forecasting: the COSMO-LEPS system S. Tibaldi, T. Paccagnella, C. Marsigli, A. Montani and F. Nerozzi
    19. Operational seasonal prediction D. L. T. Anderson
    20. Weather and seasonal climate forecasts using the superensemble approach T. N. Krishnamurti, T. S. V. Vijaya Kumar, A. K. Mitra, W. T. Yun, L. Stefanova, B. P. Mackey, A. J. O'Shay and W. K. Dewar
    21. Predictability and targeted observations A. Thorpe and G. N. Petersen
    22. The attributes of forecast systems: a framework for the evaluation and calibration of weather forecasts Z. Toth, O. Talagrand and Y. Zhu
    23. Predictability from a forecast provider's perspective K. Mylne
    24. Ensemble forecasts: can they provide useful early warnings? F. Lalaurette and G. van der Grijn
    25. Predictability and economic value D. S. Richardson
    26. A three-tier overlapping prediction scheme: tools for strategic and tactical decisions in the developing world P. J. Webster, T. Hopson, C. Hoyos, A. Subbiah, H.-R. Chang and R. Grossman
    27. DEMETER and the application of seasonal forecasts R. Hagedorn, F. J. Doblas-Reyes and T. N. Palmer
    Index.

  • Editors

    Tim Palmer, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
    Tim N. Palmer is Head of the Probability Forecasting and Diagnostics Division at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF).

    Renate Hagedorn, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
    Renate Hagedorn is the education officer for the ECMWF research department.

    Contributors

    T. N. Palmer, B. Hoskins, E. N. Lorenz, M. Ehrendorfer, P. J. Ioannou, B. F. Farrell, T. M. Hamill, E. Kalnay, B. Hunt, E. Ott, I. Szunyogh, L. A. Smith, A. Timmermann, F.-F. Jin, D. E. Waliser, J. Shukla, J. L. Kinter III, M. Latif, H. Pohlmann, W. Park, F. Molteni, F. Kucharski, S. Corti, M. Allen, D. Frame, J. Kettleborough, D. Stainforth, A. J. Simmons, R. Buizza, S. Tibaldi, T. Paccagnella, C. Marsigli, A. Montani, F. Nerozzi, D. L. T. Anderson, T. N. Krishnamurti, T. S. V. Vijaya Kumar, A. K. Mitra, W. T. Yun, L. Stefanova, B. P. Mackey, A. J. O'Shay, W. K. Dewar, A. Thorpe, G. N. Petersen, Z. Toth, O. Talagrand, Y. Zhu, K. Mylne, F. Lalaurette, G. van der Grijn, D. S. Richardson, P. J. Webster, T. Hopson, C. Hoyos, A. Subbiah, H.-R. Chang, R. Grossman, R. Hagedorn, F. J. Doblas-Reyes

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