Atmospheric Modeling, Data Assimilation and Predictability

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Atmospheric Modeling, Data Assimilation and Predictability

By Eugenia Kalnay

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This comprehensive text and reference work on numerical weather prediction, first published in 2002, covers not only methods for numerical modeling, but also the important related areas of data assimilation and predictability. It incorporates all aspects of environmental computer modeling including an historical overview of the subject, equations of motion and their approximations, a modern and clear description of numerical methods, and the determination of initial conditions using weather observations (an important science known as data assimilation). Finally, this book provides a clear discussion of the problems of predictability and chaos in dynamical systems and how they can be applied to atmospheric and oceanic systems. Professors and students in meteorology, atmospheric science, oceanography, hydrology and environmental science will find much to interest them in this book, which can also form the basis of one or more graduate-level courses.

Subject: Physical & Earth Sciences -> Geology -> Mineralogy

Atmospheric Modeling, Data Assimilation and Predictability
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 11/7/02
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 0511074735
ISBN 13: 9780511074738
Print ISBN: 9780521796293

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