General Circulation Model Development: Volume 70 : Past, Present, and Future
Scientists in oceanography, hydrology, meteorology, and climatology and civil, ocean, and geological engineers perceive a need for a reference on GCM design. In this compilation of information by an internationally recognized group of experts, Professor Randall brings together the knowledge base of the forerunners in theoretical and applied frontiers of GCM development. General Circulation Model Development focuses on the past, present, and future design of numerical methods for general circulation modeling, as well as the physical parameterizations required for their proper implementation. Additional chapters on climate simulation and other applications provide illustrative examples of state-of-the-art GCM design.
- Hardback | 416 pages
- 160.02 x 228.6 x 38.1mm | 1,156.65g
- 19 Jul 2000
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
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Table of contents
A Arakawa -- Personal Perspective on the Early Years of General Circulation Modeling at UCLA.
P.N. Edwards -- A Brief History of Atmospheric General Circulation Modeling.
J.M. Lewis -- Clarifying the Dynamics of the General Circulation: Phillips's 1956 Experiment.
J. Hansen, et al. -- Climate Modeling in the Global Warming Debate.
M. Halem, J Kouatchou, A. Hudson -- A Retrospective Analysis of the Pioneering Data Assimilation Experiments with the Mintz-Arakawa General Circulation Model.
W. Schubert -- A Retrospective View of Arakawa's Ideas on Cumulus Parameterization.
A. Kasahara -- On the Origin of Cumulus Parameterization for Numerical Prediction Models.
K. Emanuel -- Quasi-Equilibrium Thinking.
S. Moorthi -- Application of Relaxed Arakawa-Schubert Cumulus Parameterization t the NCEP Climate Model: Some Sensitivity Experiments.
M. Ghil & A.W. Robertson -- Solving Problems with GCMs: General Circulation Models and Their Role in the Climate Modeling Hierarchy
A. Hollingsworth -- Prospects for Development of Medium-Range and Extended-Range Forecasts.
T. Tokioka -- Climate Services at the Japan Meteorological Agency Using a General Circulation Model: Dynamical One-Month Prediction.
F. Mesinger -- Numerical Methods: The Arakawa Approach, Horizontal Grid, Global, and Limited-Area Modeling.
J.C. McWilliams -- Formulation of Oceanic General Circulation Models.
N. Zeng, et al. -- Climate and Variability in the First Quasi-Equilibrium Tropical Circulation Model.
A. Sumi -- Climate Simulation Studies at CCSR.
D.A. Randall, R. Heikes, T. Ringer -- Global Atmospheric Modeling Using a Geodesic Grid with an Isentropic Vertical Coordinate.
C.R. Mechoso, J. Yu, A. Arakawa -- A Coupled GCM Pilgrimage: From Climate Catastrophe to ENSO Simulations.
C. Moeng, B. Stevens -- Representing the Stratocumulus-Topped Boundary Layer in GCMs.
S.K. Krueger -- Cloud System Modeling.
R.C.J. Somerville -- Using Single-Column Models to Improve Cloud-Radiation Parameterizations.
D.R. Johnson -- Entropy, the Lorenz Energy Cycle, and Climate.
A. Arakawa -- Future Development of General Circulation Models.
--Eugenia Kalnay, Bulletin of the AMS, (May 2001)
"Although it is primarily a celebration of the breadth and influence of Arakawa's work, particularly on numerical methods for general circulation models (GCMs) and the parametrization of cumulus convection, the book contains a great deal of valuable matieral that is well presented and well worth reading. ...an excellent book, with presentations that provide a historical as well as scientific perspective. All concerned should be congratulated, notably David Randall for the considerable task of editing material that covers 23 chapters and just over 800 pages. This is a fitting tribute to one of the great innovators and thinkers of our science."
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