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  • Page extent: 478 pages
  • Size: 247 x 174 mm
  • Weight: 1.086 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 551.634
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: QC996 .S74 2007
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Numerical weather forecasting

Library of Congress Record

Hardback

 (ISBN-13: 9780521865401)

Numerical weather prediction models play an increasingly important role in meteorology, both in short- and medium-range forecasting and global climate change studies. The most important components of any numerical weather prediction model are the subgrid-scale parameterization schemes, and the analysis and understanding of these schemes is a key aspect of numerical weather prediction. This book provides in-depth explorations of the most commonly used types of parameterization schemes that influence both short-range weather forecasts and global climate models. Several parameterizations are summarised and compared, followed by a discussion of their limitations. Review questions at the end of each chapter enable readers to monitor their understanding of the topics covered, and solutions are available to instructors at www.cambridge.org/9780521865401. This will be an essential reference for academic researchers, meteorologists, weather forecasters, and graduate students interested in numerical weather prediction and its use in weather forecasting.

• Explores the most commonly used parameterization schemes in depth • Contains overviews and basic theory behind each scheme • Includes review questions so readers can monitor their understanding, with solutions available to instructors at www.cambridge.org/9780521865401

Contents

Preface; List of principal symbols and abbreviations; 1. Why study parameterization schemes?; 2. Land surface-atmosphere parameterizations; 3. Soil-vegetation-atmosphere parameterizations; 4. Water-atmosphere parameterizations; 5. Planetary boundary layer and turbulence parameterizations; 6. Convective parameterizations; 7. Microphysics parameterizations; 8. Radiation parameterizations; 9. Cloud cover and cloudy sky radiation parameterizations; 10. Orographic drag parameterizations; 11. Thoughts on the future; 12. References; Index.

Review

Review of the hardback: '… Stensrud's book is principally a good and well-edited book. It fills a gap as a comparable volume is presently not available on the market. It fits well as a first course to convey the basic ideas and problems one encounters when heading at closing numerical models for subgrid-scale processes. It is well suited to introduce one of the key problems in numerical simulation of geophysical flows. It is probably also a good book for all those who have to deal with large-scale weather forecast and climate models.' Meteorologische Zeitschrift

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