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International Geophysics #70: General Circulation Model Development: Past, Present, and Future

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General Circulation Models (GCMs) are rapidly assuming widespread use as powerful tools for predicting global events on time scales of months to decades, such as the onset of EL Nino, monsoons, soil moisture saturation indices, global warming estimates, and even snowfall predictions. While GCMs have been praised for helping to foretell the current El Nino and its impact on droughts in Indonesia, its full power is only now being recognized by international scientists and governments who seek to link GCMs to help them estimate fish harvests, risk of floods, landslides, and even forest fires.

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.

Key Features

* Foreword by Norman Phillips

* Authoritative overviews of current issues and ideas on global circulation modeling by leading experts

* Retrospective and forward-looking chapters by Akio Arakawa of UCLA

* Historical perspectives on the early years of general circulation modeling

* Indispensable reference for researchers and graduate students

Book News Annotation:

Randall (atmospheric sciences, Colorado State U., Fort Collins) is joined by atmospheric specialists and NASA scientists, in contributing to this collection of articles originally presented at a 1998 symposium to honor Akio Arakawa. The volume incorporates the history of general circulation models (used for global weather prediction and anthropogenic climate change simulations), and topics such as quasi-equilibrium thinking, development of medium and extended-range forecasts, and formulation of oceanic general circulation models.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

General circulation models (GCMs) are the fundamental components of the numerical models used for global weather prediction and anthropogenic climate change simulations. This volume honors the influence of Professor Akio Arakawa's pioneering work at the University of California, Los Angeles, by presenting up-to-date contributions on topics ranging from numerical methods to cumulus parameterization. Professor Randall, the editor, has woven penetrating chapters on the history of GCMs and their applications with detailed articles on ocean modeling and GCM development and insightful discussions on the future of atmospheric GCM development into a comprehensive work.

FEATURES:

* Foreword by Norman Phillips

* Authoritative overviews of current issues and ideas on global circulation modeling by leading experts

* Retrospective and forward-looking chapters by Akio Arakawa of UCLA

* Historical perspectives on the early years of general circulation modeling

* Indispensable reference for researchers and graduate students

Synopsis:

FEATURES:

* Foreword by Norman Phillips

* Authoritative overviews of current issues and ideas on global circulation modeling by leading experts

* Retrospective and forward-looking chapters by Akio Arakawa of UCLA

* Historical perspectives on the early years of general circulation modeling

* Indispensable reference for researchers and graduate students

Table of Contents

Contributors. Foreword

Preface

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.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780125780100
Edited:
Randall, David A.
Publisher:
Academic Press
Editor:
Randall, David A.
Author:
Randall, David A.
Author:
Randall, David
Location:
San Diego :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Meteorology
Subject:
Earth Sciences
Subject:
Oceanography
Subject:
Weather
Subject:
Mathematical models
Subject:
Climatic changes
Subject:
Atmospheric circulation.
Subject:
Equation of motion
Subject:
Earth Sciences - General
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Meteorology & Climatology
Subject:
Geophysics
Subject:
Atmospheric circulation -- Mathematical models.
Subject:
Arakawa, Akio
Subject:
Physics-Meteorology
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
International geophysics series ;
Series Volume:
70
Publication Date:
20000731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in.

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"Synopsis" by , General circulation models (GCMs) are the fundamental components of the numerical models used for global weather prediction and anthropogenic climate change simulations. This volume honors the influence of Professor Akio Arakawa's pioneering work at the University of California, Los Angeles, by presenting up-to-date contributions on topics ranging from numerical methods to cumulus parameterization. Professor Randall, the editor, has woven penetrating chapters on the history of GCMs and their applications with detailed articles on ocean modeling and GCM development and insightful discussions on the future of atmospheric GCM development into a comprehensive work.

FEATURES:

* Foreword by Norman Phillips

* Authoritative overviews of current issues and ideas on global circulation modeling by leading experts

* Retrospective and forward-looking chapters by Akio Arakawa of UCLA

* Historical perspectives on the early years of general circulation modeling

* Indispensable reference for researchers and graduate students

"Synopsis" by ,

FEATURES:

* Foreword by Norman Phillips

* Authoritative overviews of current issues and ideas on global circulation modeling by leading experts

* Retrospective and forward-looking chapters by Akio Arakawa of UCLA

* Historical perspectives on the early years of general circulation modeling

* Indispensable reference for researchers and graduate students

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