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Introduction to Three-Dimensional Climate Modeling
 
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Introduction to Three-Dimensional Climate Modeling
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24 Jun 2005
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Warren M. Washington is consultant and advisor to a number of government officials and committees on climate-system modelling. Now along with Claire Parkinson (NASA) he gives the reader insight into the complex field of climate modelling. Updated and revised from the first edition, this book is a welcome reference on climate modeling; an area that is becoming more and more sought after in light of environmental changes. Suitable for those wanting an in-road into understanding climate modeling but also an excellent companion for those with some prior knowledge of modeling meteorological systems.


Description

Warren M. Washington is consultant and advisor to a number of government officials and committees on climate-system modelling. Now along with Claire Parkinson (NASA) he gives the reader insight into the complex field of climate modelling. Updated and revised from the first edition, this book is a welcome reference on climate modeling; an area that is becoming more and more sought after in light of environmental changes. Suitable for those wanting an in-road into understanding climate modeling but also an excellent companion for those with some prior knowledge of modeling meteorological systems.


Contents

PART I: Introduction and Historical Development
PART II: Physical Description of the Climate System
PART III: Basic Model Equations
PART IV: Basic Methods of Solving Model Equations
PART V: Examples of Simulations of Present-Day Climate
PART VI: Climate Sensitivity Experiments
PART VII: Outlook for Future Developments
APPENDIX A: Vector Calculus
APPENDIX B: Legendre Polynomials and Gaussian Quadrature
APPENDIX C: Derivation of Energy Equations
APPENDIX D: Unit Abbreviations
APPENDIX E: Physical Constants in Systeme International (SI) Units, and Typical Surface Albedos
APPENDIX F: Conversions and Prefixes
APPENDIX G: Greek Alphabet
APPENDIX H: Acronyms
APPENDIX I: Aerosols
APPENDIX J: Solar Radiation, Including Effects of Aerosols
APPENDIX K: Internet Sites for Climate Modeling and Climate Data
APPENDIX L: Computer Architectures Used in Climate Modeling:
Definition of Terms
Bibliography
Index


Authors

WARREN M. WASHINGTON is a Senior Scientist and Head of the Climate Change Research Section in the Climate and Global Dynamics Division at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).

CLAIRE PARKINSON is a NASA scientist at the Goddard Space Flight Center, USA.