Intraseasonal Variability in the Atmosphere-Ocean Climate System

William K. M. Lau and Duane E. Waliser

Intraseasonal Variability in the Atmosphere-Ocean Climate SystemTo improve weather prediction of the atmosphere-ocean in the intermediary time scale (20-90 days), it is vital that phenomena which are inherently intraseasonal, and the manner in which they interact with both shorter (weather) and longer (climate) time scales, are better understood. As is often said in forecasting communities, forecasting the weather is an initial value problem, and climate prediction is a boundary value problem. But what about the time scales in between, such as lead times of 20­90 days? Are there atmosphere-ocean phenomena with these time scales that are predictable, and how do these phenomena and their predictability respond to the changing boundary conditions at the Earthıs surface? These are among some of the issues addressed in this book.

Intraseasonal Variability in the Atmosphere-Ocean Climate System

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Extent: 474 pages; 16-page colour section
Binding: Hardback
Publication Date: January 2005
ISBN: 978-3-540-22276-7



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