ATMOSPHERIC CIRCULATION DYNAMICS and GENERAL CIRCULATION MODELS (Second Edition)

Masaki Satoh

ATMOSPHERIC CIRCULATION DYNAMICS and GENERAL CIRCULATION MODELS (Second Edition) This updated and revised edition of Atmospheric Circulation Dynamics and General Circulation Models concentrates on the physical mechanisms responsible for the development of large-scale circulation of the atmosphere. It describes the dynamical interpretations of the atmospheric structure and their aspects in the general circulation model, how to make the general circulation models of the atmosphere and how the models perform.

This book combines the theoretical concepts, simple models, and numerical methods for modeling the general circulation of the atmosphere. In particular, it offers comprehensive coverage of an important and rapidly-developing technique used in atmospheric science - high-resolution global nonhydrostatis modeling - with a discussion of results obtained from the non-hydrostatic ICosahedral Atmospheric Model (NICAM). The book consists of three parts:
An appendix incorporates the basic data and mathematical formulae required to enable readers to construct GCMS for themselves


Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
List of figures
List of tables


Part I Principle Ideas
1. Basic equations
2. Basic balances and stability
3. Approximations of equations
4. Waves
5. Instability
6. Forced motions
7. Eddy transport
8. Thermodynamics of moist air
9. Basic equations of moist air
10. Radiation process
11. Turbulence

Part II Atmospheric Structures
12. Global energy budget
13. Latitudinal energy balance
14. Vertical structure
15. Moist convection
16. Low-latitude circulations
17. Circulations on a sphere
18. Midlatitude circulations
19. Global mixing

Part III General Circulation Modeling
20. Basic equations of hydrostatic general circulation models
21. Spectral method on a sphere
22. Vertical discretization of hydrostatic models
23. Time integration methods of the spectral model
24. Nonhydrostatic modeling
25. Icosahedral grids
26. Global nonhydrostatic models
27. Standard experiments of atmosphereic general circulation models

Appendix A1: Transformation of coordinates
Appendix A2: Physical constants
Appendix A3: Meridional structure
Index



Extent: 736 pages, Black and white/colour images integrated with text
Binding: Hardback
Published: 2013
ISBN: 978-3-642-13573-6



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