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Author Pielke, Roger A., Sr., 1946-

Title Mesoscale meteorological modeling / Roger A. Pielke
Edition Second edition
Published San Diego : Academic Press, [2002]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 676 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series International geophysics series ; v. 78
International geophysics series ; v. 78
Contents Introduction -- Basic set of equations -- Simplification of the basic equations -- Averaging the conservation relations -- Physical and analytical modeling -- Coordinate transformations -- Parameterization-averaged subgrid-scale fluxes -- Averaged radiation flux divergence -- Parameterization of moist thermodynamic processes -- Methods of solution -- Boundary and initial conditions -- Model evaluation -- Examples of mesoscale models -- Appendix A: The solution of eqs. (10-28) and (10-47) -- Appendix B: Model summaries -- Appendix C: Summary of several cumulus cloud parameterization schemes -- Appendix D: BATS, LAPS, and LEAF comparison tables -- Appendix E: Summary of datasets (2000)
Summary The second edition of Mesoscale Meteorological Modeling is a fully revised resource for researchers and practitioners in the growing field of meteorological modeling at the mesoscale. Pielke has enhanced the new edition by quantifying model capability (uncertainty) by a detailed evaluation of the assumptions of parameterization and error propagation. Mesoscale models are applied in a wide variety of studies, including weather prediction, regional and local climate assessments, and air pollution investigations
Notes Revised edition of: Mesoscale modeling of the atmosphere. c1994
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 571-660) and index
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Subject Mesometeorology.
Meteorology -- Mathematical models.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0080491820 (electronic bk.)
9780080491820 (electronic bk.)
(acid-free paper)
(acid-free paper)
Other Titles Mesoscale modeling of the atmosphere