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.
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 - -
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