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Title Meteorology at the millennium / edited by R.P. Pearce ; [the Royal Meteorological Society]
Published San Diego : Academic Press, [2002]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 330 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series International geophysics series ; v. 83
International geophysics series ; v. 83
Contents Predicting uncertainty in numerical weather forecasts / T.N. Palmer -- Extratropical cyclones : an historical perspective / Alan J. Thorne -- Numerical methods for atmospheric general circulation models : refinements or fundamental advances? / David L. Williamson -- Mesoscale mountains and the larger-scale atmospheric dynamics : a review / Christoph Schär -- The upscale turbulent cascade Shear layers, cyclones and gas giant bands / W.R. Peltier and G.R. Stuhne -- The role of water in atmosphertc dynamics and climate / Kerry Emanuel -- New observational technologlies Scientific and societal impacts / Frédéric Fabry and Isztar Zawadzki -- Turning dynamical ideas into forecast practice : a proposal for a renewed graphical summary of the synoptic scale situation / Alain Joly and Patrick Santurette -- Weather forecasting : from woolly art to solid science / Peter Lynch -- Problems in quantifying natural and anthropogenic perturbations to the earth's energy balance / Keith P. Shine and Eleanor J. Highwood -- Changes in climate and variability over the last 1000 years / Philip D. Jones -- Climatic variability over the North Atlantic / James W. Hurrell, Marten P. Hoerling and Chris K. Folland -- Prediction and detection of anthropogenic climate change / J.F.B. Mitchell -- Absorption of solar radiation in the atmosphere : reconciling models with measurements / A. Slingo -- The impact of satellite observations of the earth's spectrum on climate research / J.E. Harries -- Atlantic air-sea interaction revisited / M.J. Rodwell -- The monsoon as a self-regulating coupled ocean-atmosphere system / Peter J. Webster, Christina Clark, Galina Cherikova, John Fasullo, Weiqing Han, Johannes Loschnigg and Kamran Sahami -- Laminar flow in the ocean Ekman layer / John Woods -- Ocean observations and the climate forecast problem / Carl Wunsch -- Biogeochemical connections between the atmosphere and the ocean / Peter S. Liss -- Modelling vegetation and the carbon cycle as interactive elements of the climate system / Peter M. Cox, Richard A. Betts, A. Betts, Chris D. Jones, Steven A. Spall and Ian J. Totterdell -- Some fundamental aspects of atmospheric dynamics, with a solar spinoff / Michael McIntyre -- Atmospheric dynamics of the outer planets / Andrew P. Ingersoll -- Palaeoclimate studies at the millennium : the role of the coupled system / Paul J. Valdes
Summary Meteorology at the Millennium details recent advances in meteorology and explores its interfaces with science, technology, and society. Ways in which modern meteorology is contributing to the developments in other sciences are described, as well as how atmospheric scientists are learning from colleagues in related disciplines. Meteorology at the Millennium will serve as a point of reference for students and researchers of meteorology and climatology for many years to come. The areas covered include weather prediction at the millennium, climate variability and change, atmosphere-ocean coupling, the biogeochemical system, weather on other planets. This book is a compilation of the best invited papers presented at a conference celebrating the 150 years of the Royal Meteorological Society (RMS)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Meteorology.
Form Electronic book
Author Pearce, R. P. (Robert Penrose), 1924-
Royal Meteorological Society (Great Britain)
ISBN 008051149X (electronic bk.)
9780080511498 (electronic bk.)
(acid-free paper)