Mathematical and Physical Fundamentals of Climate Change

Mathematical and Physical Fundamentals of Climate Change

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Mathematical and Physical Fundamentals of Climate Change is the first book to provide an overview of the math and physics necessary for scientists to understand and apply atmospheric and oceanic models to climate research. The book begins with basic mathematics then leads on to specific applications in atmospheric and ocean dynamics, such as fluid dynamics, atmospheric dynamics, oceanic dynamics, and glaciers and sea level rise. Mathematical and Physical Fundamentals of Climate Change provides a solid foundation in math and physics with which to understand global warming, natural climate variations, and climate models. This book informs the future users of climate models and the decision-makers of tomorrow by providing the depth they need. Developed from a course that the authors teach at Beijing Normal University, the material has been extensively class-tested and contains online resources, such as presentation files, lecture notes, solutions to problems and MATLab codes.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 494 pages
  • 160 x 238 x 34mm | 839.99g
  • United States
  • English
  • 012800066X
  • 9780128000663

Table of contents

Preface: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Climate Change Research 1. Fourier Analysis 2. Time-Frequency Analysis 3. Filter Design 4. Remote Sensing 5. Basic Probability and Statistics 6. Empirical Orthogonal Functions (EOFs) 7. Random Processes and Power Spectra 8. Autoregressive Moving Average (ARMA) Models 9. Data Assimilation 10. Fluid Dynamics 11. Atmospheric Dynamics 12. Oceanic Dynamics 13. Glaciers and Sea Level Rise 14. Climate and Earth System Models
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About Zhihua Zhang

Zhihua Zhang is a Tenured Research Professor & Senior Scientist and an associate director of Polar Climate and Environment Key Laboratory in Beijing Normal University, China. His research interests are Mechanisms of Climate Change, Climatic Time Series Analysis, Signal & Image Processing, and Applied Mathematics. Recently, he has published more than 40 first-authored papers and is editoring a special volume on carbon emissions reduction for the Journal of Cleaner Production as the managing guest editor. Zhihua Zhang is an Editor-in-Chief of "American Journal of Climate Change", an associate editor of "Arabian Journal of Geosciences", an Editorial Board Member of "Advances in Meteorology", an Associate Editor of "EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing", an Editorial Board Member of "International Journal of Global Warming", and an Editorial Board Member of "Journal of Applied Mathematics". Zhihua Zhang's research is supported by National Key Science Program for Global Change Research, Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (Key Program) and NSFC. John C. Moore is a Research Professor at Universities of Lapland (Finland) and Uppsala (Sweden), a Chief Scientist & Research Professor, Beijing Normal University (China), Guest professor at Polar Research Institute of China, as well as the Director of Polar Climate and Environment Key Laboratory. John C. Moore has published over 100 papers, where six papers have been published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). John C. Moore's research includes climate change; past sea level change and prediction, natural and anthropogenic climate forcing, impacts of extreme climate events, and computer modelling of glacier flow and evolution. John C. Moore was Finnish representative on the International Arctic Science Committee, Glaciology Group. John Moore is the Editor-in-Chief of "American Journal of Climate Change" and an Editorial Board Member of "The Cryosphere". John C. Moore's research is supported by European Science Foundation, EU Northern Periphery Program, National Key Science Program for Global Change Research (China), Finnish Academy, and NSFC
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